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Written by: Edward Brewer
29/01/2013 - 2:15pm

According to a study from American researchers, people could be in for more severe flu seasons that arrive earlier, as a result of climate change.

The study led by Sherry Towers of the Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center at Arizona State University studied waves of influenza and climate patterns in the U.S. from the 1997-1998 season through to the present day.

Written by: Suzanne Still
29/01/2013 - 2:14pm

A report examining the prevalence, treatment and experience of arthritis in children aged from 0 to 15 has found that hospitalisation rates are increasing.

The report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), A snapshot of juvenile arthritis, indicated that in the decade from 2001-01 to 2009-10, hospitalisations for children with juvenile arthritis had "tripled".

Written by: Edward Brewer
25/01/2013 - 11:06am

Diabetes is Australia's fastest growing chronic disease, with nearly one million Australians diagnosed.

Diabetes Australia states that up to 60 per cent of cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented, with a groundbreaking $4.8 million study aiming to help men most at risk of developing it.

The study is the first of its kind in the world which will look at the potential benefit of using testosterone supplements in conjunction with a weight-loss program to treat the men.

Written by: Suzanne Still
25/01/2013 - 11:05am

Up to 450 patients in WA are set to benefit from the cancer-fighting CyberKnife device each year, with health minister Kim Hames finalising the acquisition of the multi-million dollar system.

WA will be the only state in Australia to have the CyberKnife, with Dr Hames stating that it is renowned "world over" for its ability to treat some cancers and improve outcomes for some patients.

Written by: Jethro Still
24/01/2013 - 11:33am

Get the year off to a great start for your company and employees by choosing to get set up with a corporate health insurance plan.

You can establish your company as one that cares greatly for their employees, with staff retention becoming increasingly important as the job market becomes more competitive.

Written by: Edward Brewer
24/01/2013 - 11:33am

If you have recently welcomed a new baby to the family, you will know how important it is to look after their health and wellbeing.

Australian health insurance can help you to take care of your loved ones, with a family health insurance plan able to assist in providing the appropriate medical treatment and care.

Written by: Jethro Still
23/01/2013 - 12:07pm

If you have counted improving your health and wellbeing among your New Year's resolutions for 2013, then you may want to consider getting private health cover.

Australian health insurance can help to ensure that you get appropriate treatment and care for your medical needs.

Written by: Suzanne Still
23/01/2013 - 12:06pm

The Australian government revealed figures yesterday (January 22) that indicated a steady increase in organ donation during 2012, resulting in more lives being saved through transplantation.

Parliamentary secretary for health and ageing Catherine King said that 2012 figures were 5 per cent higher than the previous year, with the national donation rate increasing by 38 per cent since 2009, when the Organ and Tissue Authority was established.

Written by: Suzanne Still
22/01/2013 - 11:58am

About 1,000 15 to 25 year olds are diagnosed with cancer in Australia each year, where it is the leading disease killer of young people in the country.

It can be a difficult time indeed for the young people affected, which is why CanTeen exists to help support, develop and empower youth who have cancer or have a parent or sibling with the disease.

A group of people aged from 13 to 30 have labelled themselves as 'Babewatch' and plan to take part in the Sydney ocean swim circuit to raise $40,000 for CanTeen.

Written by: Edward Brewer
22/01/2013 - 11:57am

More than half of Australians who take multivitamins are unaware that they are medicines, according to research released on January 18 by Canstar Blue.

In light of these findings, NPS MedicineWise is reminding people to be wary of this fact and that multivitamins may react with other medicines and food.

NPS MedicineWise adviser Dr Andrew Boyden said that people often think complementary medicines such as herbal remedies are less powerful than prescription medicines.