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28/08/2015 - 11:54am

When it comes to attracting, retaining and getting the most out of workers, businesses have two paths to take. They can either keep their capital investments low and their place of employment relatively uncompetitive, or spend a little on offering employees an incentive to arrive, stay and work to a high standard.

20/08/2015 - 6:07pm

Every three months, the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) releases its quarterly report, shining some light on Australia's health insurance market.

18/08/2015 - 5:43pm

Health Minister Sussan Ley and the Australian Government have released a discussion paper on possible reforms to primary health care. The aim is to gather information and inform any decision by the federal government to develop Medicare in line with the growing threat of chronic diseases, in the hope of alleviating some of the pressure on hospitals.

17/08/2015 - 12:04pm

Alcohol is Australia's most widely used drug. According to the Australian Drug Foundation, 86.2 per cent of Australians aged 14 years and over have admitted to drinking alcohol at least once in their lives.

Meanwhile, around 20 per cent of them drink to an extent that causes health-related harm at some point. It is for health reasons that the Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently called on both federal and state governments to do more.

13/08/2015 - 12:30pm

Healthcare is one of the most important areas where technology is having an influence. Sure, new inventions are helping workplaces become more productive and allowing people to stay in touch, but when it comes to improving quality of life (or even saving one) perhaps it is in medical science where technology is most important.

10/08/2015 - 9:06am

The Australian population is growing sharply in numbers and becoming older by average at the same time. While this is a good sign that healthcare is largely delivering in the right areas, allowing people to live longer, it also puts an increasing strain on the healthcare industry.

07/08/2015 - 4:23pm

With more than one million members across Australia and New Zealand, nib is one of Australia's largest health insurance providers. The fund is also set to become substantially larger, with the acquisition of World Nomads Group (WNG) announced last month. 

The $95-million deal expands nib's travel insurance capabilities, after taking 100 per cent ownership of WNG - Australia's third largest travel insurance provider.

03/08/2015 - 11:52am

The cost of health insurance is generally considered the factor that separates the 50/50 split of Australians with and without policies.

31/07/2015 - 11:34am

Not all holidays and excursions are for a relaxing time in the sun; some are designed to give holidaymakers a jolt of adrenaline and something completely different from the nine-to-five.

31/07/2015 - 11:31am

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common afflictions that can strike a person in the modern day. In fact, according to Diabetes Australia, it is the "epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia's health system".

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