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28/09/2016 - 11:40am

Australian start-up Curo Technologies has received $1 million from the Hospitals Contribution Fund (HCF) to promote the use of advanced health monitoring systems in the homes of elderly Australians. Could it be the start of a new direction for your health insurance?

21/09/2016 - 2:43pm

A recent report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reveals that one in six Australians suffer from chronic back problems. While the drawbacks of frequent, consistent, chronic pain on any part of the body are obvious, the reality is that the negative effects of these issues stretch well beyond just pain: They can affect your ability to work, your mental health and your overall health as well.

19/09/2016 - 1:53pm

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released a new report on the communal health of Australia as a whole. Let's take a look at some of the most significant findings, and how it might affect your private health insurance needs.

19/09/2016 - 9:54am

A recent survey from Jean Hailes has revealed the highest priority concerns that women have for their health, as well as the perspectives of their doctors. How is Australia faring in women's welfare?

A one-of-a-kind survey

The Jean Hailes Women's Health Survey, conducted during the most recent Women's Health Week, was designed to discover what the average Australian woman needs in terms of health information, as well as their behaviour and future requirements from health services. 

08/09/2016 - 2:43pm

After extensive research, the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce (MBS) has released their interim report into the future of Medicare in Australia.

Of particular interest for the average Australian is the priority placed upon adjusting low-value items on the schedule; administrative GP visits among them.

18/08/2016 - 11:35am

Planning to have a baby? Make sure your private health cover is up to scratch at least 12 months in advance of the the expected delivery date.

Raising a child is often considered a matter of planning more than anything else. Where are they going to sleep, when are you going to take time off work, are you in the right financial place to be able to support them adequately - these are only a few of the questions that many potential parents are going to be asking themselves.

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.

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