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With the current cost of living, is private health insurance worth it

WEBIf you have private health cover, you may be eligible to get a discount on your insurance premium paid for by the government. The amount depends on your age …

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NT leprosy case sparks outrage over disparity in Indigenous health

WEBThe Northern Territory's Channel Island Leprosarium, about a 40-minute drive from Darwin, only closed down in the mid-1950s, in part because of national outrage …

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WEBThe latest health news from Australia and around the world, as well as tips and information to help you improve your health and wellbeing.

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Dr Michael Mosley never expected to have diabetes. His mission …

WEBDr Michael Mosley was a mainstay on British television and popularised a health trend that influenced millions around the world. But his journey to worldwide …

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How exercise can treat and prevent common mental health issues …

WEBPhysical activity has also been shown to prevent the onset of common mental health conditions in the first place. With the latest figures pointing to declining …

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Mental health disorders in young Australians surge by 47 per cent …

WEBMental health disorders among young people have soared by nearly 50 per cent in 15 years, new data shows, as experts warn the health system is struggling to …

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Michael Mosley was 'blown away' by health challenges in outback

WEBIn brief: Michael Mosley was "blown away" by the health issues facing Indigenous Australians, according to a physiologist who appeared in one of his TV …

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Victorian hospital meeting leak confirms plans to slash funding for

WEBHowever, when asked about potential hospital mergers, Ms Thomas acknowledged the Victorian healthcare network comprised many small, independently …

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LGBTQ+ Australians more likely to have experienced mental …

WEBLGBTQ+ Australians are experiencing mental illness and self harm at rates sometimes "more than double" their heterosexual counterparts, new data released by …

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World Health Organization confirms Australia's first human case of …

WEBThe World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed the child who contracted Australia's first human case of a "severe" subtype of bird flu was likely exposed during a …

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COVID-19 on the comeback — what to do if you get sick in WA's …

WEBFor some employers time-off for COVID-19 related illness may now require a medical certificate or statutory declaration as proof. Step 3. Look after yourself. While …

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Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is spreading in NSW. These are …

WEBNSW Health has recorded a spike in cases of a lesser-known respiratory virus. Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) has been on the medical radar since the early …

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Health ombudsman believes unregistered massage therapist …

WEBIn short: The health ombudsman has issued a public warning about a massage therapist believed to be operating in breach of a permanent ban. Graham …

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Telstra outage forces Aboriginal health clinics to temporarily shut

WEBTwo South Australian Aboriginal health clinics have temporarily closed due to a nationwide Telstra data outage, which has also left three regional councils unable to …

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Actor Shannen Doherty hopes for 'three to five more years' after …

WEBActor Shannen Doherty has revealed she's hoping to hold out for the next "three to five years" to allow for medical advancements in her cancer treatments. …

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Has Australia's eighth COVID-19 wave peaked

WEBWe've been hearing about a rise in cases over the past month, but the eighth wave appears to have peaked in some jurisdictions. Let's get you up to speed.

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Five women launch lawsuit in Tokyo for right to undergo voluntary

WEBIf you're a woman in Japan who wants surgery to prevent having kids, you better ask your husband first. Women face up to a year in prison or a ¥500,000 ($4,800) …

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ACT government announces site of second health centre in north

WEBIn short: The ACT government has announced a new North Gungahlin Health Centre will be built in Casey, providing primary care and allied health services. Local …

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Coroner makes open finding in strychnine death of Denman …

WEBShe said suicide could not be presumed, despite Mr Thrift making two previous attempts. Evidence given during the inquest detailed that just days before his death on …

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