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Specialist fees will be published and consumers will review their quality of care in a new rate-my-doctor website likely to anger the medical profession. Health insurance companies NIB, Bupa and HBF have joined forces to publish customer feedback and gap fees for individual doctors, following risin...

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Grattan Institute report says remote areas of Queensland and outer Melbourne suburbs have high rates of hospital admission for preventable illness.   Read More
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A new digital campaign is using local Aboriginal sporting role models from the Victorian community to highlight the health effects of regularly downing sports drinks.   Launched by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and other leading health bodies behin...

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Headaches are uncommon in toddlers. But between the ages of three and seven, around 5% to 50% of children experience headaches of some type. There are some significant differences between migraines that occur early in life and those that occur later. A clear link between childhood adversity and mig...

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The latest Issues Brief from the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research explores the urgent need for consistency, including  common standards of structure or language, in the way electronic health information is collected and recorded.  As Deeble Institute's Director, Susan Killion...

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Scientists are close to developing a blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease years before symptoms appear.   Read More
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An intresting article from Medical Daily reports on a new study that suggests a vaccine for Alzheimer's Disease could "become a reality in as little as five years, and may one day become as much of a fixture in the lives of our aging population as the common flu shot". The study comes from research...

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A wave of gastroenteritis outbreaks in daycare centres and aged-care homes has sent more than 3300 young children and adults to NSW emergency departments.   Read More  
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Thousands of people across Australia will take part in dental interviews and free dental examinations as part of a $5.8 million University of Adelaide national oral health study. To be conducted by the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) in the University’s S...

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An article from the Australian Aging Agenda suggests that Providers should start preparing for a future where the traditional boundaries between home and residential care collapse and new models of care and accommodation emerge. The article goes on to discuss drivers and changes currently affecting...

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