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29/08/2014 - 8:27am

Australia, along with many other developed countries, has experienced a dramatic increase in births by Cesarean section. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, about 32 per cent of all Australian births were given by C-section at the end of 2013. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends no more than 5-10 per cent of all births be given via C-section. This means that birth in Australia exceeds the WHO's recommendation significantly.

When are C-sections necessary?

07/07/2014 - 6:11pm

Technology is an important part of doing business in today's society, however risks come along with the benefits it provides. One of those risks is cyber attacks.

Cyber insurance is not just for big multinational corporations. A number of small and medium enterprises are at risk because they have low security measures, according to a recent report by the Centre for Internet Security.

30/06/2014 - 3:50pm

As smartphones become increasingly central to everyday life, it's no surprise that many travellers won't leave home without their mobile device. A new report published by MasterCard shows travellers are making the most of this technology while on holiday, with many willing to share personal data for services they see as useful to their trip.

23/06/2014 - 6:04pm

For most people, the idea of taking your beloved pet pooch or kitty on holiday with you might be a strange one. However, a recent survey from Petplan shows this trend may be more popular than you think.

From the 2014 results, with over 4,000 participants, Petplan found that 80 per cent of respondents said they wouldn't leave home without their pet in tow. This pattern has been rising for the past two years, from 70 per cent in 2012 and 78 per cent last year.

18/06/2014 - 7:28pm

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup well underway, it's safe to say soccer fans across the globe are in their element. Tuning in to see the highs and lows of each match is whipping up a frenzy of excitement - and this may even extend to holiday intentions as well.

17/06/2014 - 9:53pm

Holidays are a great way of unwinding, relaxing and spending some much-needed time for yourself or with your friends and family. However, the destination you visit plays an integral role in the overall experience, and new research from Roy Morgan indicates we may not always be following through on our initial holiday plans.

17/06/2014 - 9:50pm

When it comes to making your travel bookings and purchases, there are many options available. You could visit a travel agent in person, or spend some time researching the best rates and attractions for yourself online.

However, a new study shows the trend of mobile bookings may be on the rise - particularly in Asia. According to a survey of 12,000 online respondents based in the Americas, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Oceania, the use of mobile devices for booking travel accommodation is becoming increasingly common.

01/06/2014 - 9:05am

Whether you're jetting off overseas or staying closer to home, a holiday can be just the break you need to get you refreshed and recharged. Depending on the destination, you could be in for some amazing experiences - trekking through majestic mountains, relaxing poolside with a good book, or skiing down snow-covered slopes.

However, before you start planning your dream holiday it's important to consider how your list of activities and attractions could influence your travel insurance options.

19/05/2014 - 1:25pm

We know how important dental health is for humans, but this issue is equally vital for pet health as well. If you're planning to bring a new cat or dog into your family, make sure you're prepared to look after every aspect of their health - including their teeth and gums.

What are the facts about pet dental health?

16/05/2014 - 5:39pm

Pets are a part of the family in many Australian households, and that's no surprise when you consider how much joy they can bring into your life. Whether you're a cat or dog person, adding a furry friend into your home can be a rewarding experience for both you and your family.

However, it's important to realise that pets do represent a significant commitment. As a potential owner, you will have the responsibility to care for them and ensure they have everything they need to be healthy, safe and happy in your home.

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