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21/07/2016 - 3:55pm

According to the 2015 edition of the Stress and Wellbeing Survey from the Australian Psychological Association (APA), last year was a difficult one for the mental health of the nation as a whole. One in three of us reported having a significant level of distress in life, while anxiety symptoms were the highest they have been for the last five years.

20/07/2016 - 9:55am

Diabetes is likely one of the most common chronic diseases in modern Australia, with 1.2 million people across the nation now living with it, according to the World Health Organisation. This in itself is a troubling number, and it is not an Australia-only problem; it is a global concern. However, what is even more worrying is the apparent acceleration of this issue, as Diabetes Australia CEO Professor Greg Johnson explains:

20/07/2016 - 9:53am

Winter is a time of year that is often dreaded by many Australians. The days get shorter, the nights get darker, the weather gets colder and more miserable - many people likely wish we could skip straight from autumn into spring.

18/07/2016 - 10:00am

If you aren't part of the recent "Pokemon Go" craze, you will still almost certainly be aware of it. Large groups of people, young and old, all wandering about the cities, streets and roads of our nation, eyes glued to their phones. We've been seeing this sort of behaviour for years, a byproduct of the digital age: But the enormous success of the Pokemon Go game has turned this level of distracted walking up to 11.

11/07/2016 - 11:31am

It's an established fact that a healthier workforce is a happier and more productive workforce. Keeping your staff able-bodied translates directly to better business outcomes in everyday operations, but we still have a problem when it comes to health in Australia.

07/07/2016 - 12:18pm

Australia has a huge number of visitors coming to our shores - both tourists and those who are looking to live and work temporarily and permanently. A huge part of this process is the use of 457 visas, which allow Australian businesses to sponsor overseas workers and bring their talents to an Australian enterprise.

In theory, it is a win-win situation for both parties. The business gets a wider talent pool, while the employee gets an opportunity that they may otherwise not have been able to achieve.

27/06/2016 - 11:02am

The Federal Budget for 2016/2017 has been wrapped up already, but the forthcoming federal election promises to put a stone in the shoe of those who think more changes aren't coming. Elections are full of different promises and policies, and if you are concerned for the future costs and efficiency of your health insurance, it's worth while to take a look at what the result could mean for your finances and health. 

23/06/2016 - 1:55pm

The Federal Budget is one of the most significant dates of not only the political calendar, but the financial one too. Every industry waits with bated breath to see if this is the year they see that much-needed funding boost, or if cuts will put a further strain on resources.

20/06/2016 - 2:21pm

Understanding your private health insurance has long been a significant headache for Australians. Figuring out what you are covered for and, perhaps more importantly, what you aren't, can be a complex and time-consuming business for the average consumer.

With over 40,000 different kinds of private health cover available in Australia, it is understandable why it has become an important arena for the upcoming election.

17/06/2016 - 4:23pm

The 40-hour working week has become a standard in Australia; five days a week, nine in the morning to five in the evening. It's become such a common idea that people often forget just how much time this is, particularly in regards to how it affects their health. Mankind never evolved to be sat at a desk for eight hours a day, after all. For 13 per cent of the population, that 40-hour week stretches to 50 or more, according to the OECD.

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