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13/08/2014 - 2:36pm

Many Australians have taken an interest in naturopathy in recent years. This ancient system of medicine has become popular as more and more people have opted to turn to more natural remedies for chronic illness. Before deciding whether or not naturopathy is right for you, you should know the details behind this theory of medical care.

What is naturopathy?

29/07/2014 - 5:10pm

Public health benefits often lack the additional coverage Australians need to remain healthy and pain-free. Private health insurance, on the other hand, can offer cover for dental, optical and chiropractic treatments so many Australians find essential.

18/07/2014 - 10:43am

This week is National Diabetes Awareness Week and Diabetes Australia is encouraging people to assess whether they may be at risk of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a serious health condition that affects 285 million people. By 2030, it is expected to affect 438 million people around the world.

17/07/2014 - 9:29am

The National Stroke Foundation released a new report on July 14 2014 mapping out the localities of strokes in Australia.

The Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash explained that the report, Stroke in Australia: No postcode left untouched, identifies areas where the number of stroke victims is significant and where the disease is likely to be an issue.

29/06/2014 - 6:39pm

Accommodation comparison site has released its rankings of the highest-rated hotels around the world, based on a database of 11 million genuine reviews written by guests.

According to the results, guests rated hotels in Boston and Washington, D.C. highest in the United States, while Monaco, French Polynesia and Turks and Caicos are the top three highest rated cities for their hotels internationally.

26/06/2014 - 9:57pm

Australian health outcomes have been making positive progress, but there is still some room for improvement, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

17/06/2014 - 4:20pm

A new report from the COAG Reform Council has highlighted the positive progress in Australian health outcomes, with life expectancy and other indicators seeing particularly strong improvements.

According to the research, over the past five years the Australian life expectancy rates for men and women have grown significantly. Currently, the male life expectancy rate is 79.9 years while the rate for females is even higher at 84.3 years, putting Australians at a favourable advantage compared to many other countries around the globe.

11/06/2014 - 9:41pm

While there are many harmful strains of bacteria, the human body is also a natural home to many different types of beneficial bacteria and other organisms. In particular, the natural bacteria found in the human gut have been linked to several important roles in human health and wellbeing.

These include assisting the digestive system and even supporting better immune function. A new study has found a link between exercise and the variety of bacteria located in the gut, providing further clues to the role these organisms play in human health.

10/06/2014 - 8:32pm

Many people choose to take multivitamins or other health supplements in order to top up on nutrients they may be missing out on through their normal diet. Others choose to look into herbal remedies or traditional folk medicines as a complement to modern health care.

10/06/2014 - 8:31pm

June 9-15 is International Men's Health Week, and it's the perfect opportunity to learn more about what you can do to protect your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The event is all about celebrating the everyday achievements of boys and men everywhere, while getting healthier in the process.

Men's Health Week is focused on two main components. The first looks at the factors in male environments that can influence health outcomes, while the second is about resolving issues and creating positive environments.

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