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Health & Wellbeing News

24/11/2015 - 1:44pm

The Australian government is consistently assessing whether the private health insurance industry is fit for purpose. After all, while the general perception may be that the power is with the health funds, it's the applicable industry bodies and decision makers that have to approve any vast changes - particularly those based around pricing.

23/11/2015 - 4:24pm

The broad links between corporate health and the benefits to productivity have long been established. Employees that are looking after their bodies and minds have a better chance of staying on task and boosting the performance of the companies they work for.

19/11/2015 - 3:25pm

The Australian government has long had a focus on ensuring that citizens maintain their health and wellbeing. Naturally, much of this mantra is funnelled to the general population through policies surrounding insurance.

16/11/2015 - 10:20am

The race to be the most productive, effective and savvy employee is typically heated in any organisation. In the world of big business, it can be particularly intense. In fact, CMO contributor Dr Linda Friedland explained that the business mantra of 'bigger, faster, more and more' has led to the rise of 'corporate athletes'.

06/11/2015 - 4:49pm

Health and wellbeing is central to the lives of many Australians. After all, feeling good and staying sharp from a fitness perspective can smooth over many practices in life. In the workplace, it can make it easier to maintain focus or allow any physical elements of a role to be tackled much more easily. 

16/10/2015 - 9:59am

The world of work is filled with many factors that can impact general wellbeing - from air quality to workplace hazards. In fact, as the vast majority of sectors grow more competitive, there's even more burden being placed on even entry-level employees.

22/09/2015 - 11:08am

One of the main reasons why people choose to buy private health insurance is the added confidence they receive from knowing they are covered in case a serious injury occurs.

11/09/2015 - 2:56pm

How much can stress cost your business? According to Safe Work Australia, you're likely to be paying your share of the $10 billion bill the country is handed each and every year due to employee stress.

That's around $5,000 for each business in Australia, though its a rather unscientific estimate, with the total amount relying on the number of people you employ, as well as how you manage health issues in the workplace.

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.

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.

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