Health

Medicare is going cashless: what this means for patients

MEDICARE offices are to become cash-free with a staggered rollout plan currently underway.     

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Pensioners face malnutrition risk, says study, and what to do about it

NEW research suggests that one third of older Australians receiving home care are at risk of being malnourished, while one in five is underweight.

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Improve Your Bottom Line World Continence Week June 24-30

by the Continence Foundation Australia - www.continence.org.au

IT IS one of the biggest health issues within our community, but one we rarely talk about. Millions of Australians are living with incontinence but most people are reluctant to discuss the problem with anyone, including their GP.

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Living longer after breast cancer

By Breast Cancer Network Australia - www.bcna.org.au

Sixty is the average age of women diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia. This may come as a surprise because so many media stories on breast cancer focus on the experiences of younger women, such as Belinda Emmett, Jane McGrath and Kylie Minogue. In fact, women under fifty are in the minority when it comes to breast cancer diagnoses.

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Vision Care Update: O’Farrell refuses to budge on spectacle suspension

There was a lot of outrage when Vision Care NSW's Spectacle program was suspended in February.

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