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Growth in Australia's spending on health remains slow, but health now represents a greater proportion of the economy than ever before, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Read More (Source: AIHW)
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It has been thought that maintaining good oral health may help older adults prevent a variety of health problems and disabilities. However, the effect of tooth loss on physical or cognitive health and wellbeing has been largely unknown. Until now.   Read More (Source: Bite Magazine)
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its annual report on causes of death. Heart disease has been Australia's leading cause of death since the early part of the 20th century, but that could be set to change as dementia death rates continue to rise, according to figures released by the...

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Hot flashes - the bane of existence for many women during menopause - can be reduced in frequency by almost half for about 50 percent of women over eight weeks of acupuncture treatment, according to scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in the United States. In a study published in the S...

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Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is inviting local individuals and organisations to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each to improve after hours health services across the region. The grants, which are now available for online applications, will provide local level solutions in...

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Below is an extract from a letter to members of the PIPAG (of which AAPM is a member). It is pleasing to see that the Minister has responded positively to the request from the PIPAG members around SHS ePIP compliance. All PIP registered practices will receive a full letter in the next week or two. ...

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Tax tables have been updated and should be used from 1 October 2016. Don’t forget to update your payroll software or download a copy of the new tables before paying your employees Read More
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Australian researchers are recruiting children with peanut allergies to try an experimental vaccine that could free them of their life threatening condition. About 3 per cent of babies have a peanut allergy that mostly persists throughout their life, and of all food allergies, a peanut allergy is t...

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An enormous and unacceptable number of children is being admitted to hospital to treat preventable tooth decay, with most of them requiring general anaesthetic, Australian dentists say. In Melbourne alone, 2700 children aged 0-6 years are admitted to hospital each year, according to new research ...

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Parents demand asthma medication Singulair to carry warning labels about suicidal thoughts and other side effects. For the past year, Martin Schmidt couldn't figure out why his six-year-old daughter Chloe stopped being a normal and happy girl.  "She became extremely irrational, irate, moody ....

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