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Cut your stroke risk in 2019 and ‘save your life’

By Associate Professor Seana Gall Stroke Foundation Clinical Council member Let’s be honest, how much time did you waste on clickbait lists in 2018? You know the ones, like “seven ways to look ten years younger”. In the...

Physicians welcome My Health Record system

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) has welcomed the rollout of the My Health Record (My HR) system, which they believe will result in safer and more effective healthcare. Commenting on the system, RACP...

Sugar tax needed say doctors

Doctors from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) welcome reports that the Australian Beverages Council is committed to reducing sugar but want the industry and the Australian Government to outline its action plan...

Australians want e-cigarettes legalised

An overwhelming 61% of Australians support the Government regulating to make e-cigarettes, personal vaporisers and other less harmful alternatives to smoking available alongside cigarettes at retail outlets so that smokers have access to these...

Funding boost to fight heart disease

Efforts to reduce the number of Australians dying from heart disease will be significantly boosted by a $150 million investment over the next decade. Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Health Minister Brad Hazzard...

May 31, World No Tobacco Day

Today, May 31, is World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) when global health organisations take the opportunity to highlight the dangers of smoking. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD),...

Non-vaccinators just want to fit in

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has revealed parents’ choices about whether to vaccinate their children are largely influenced by their social networks, with parents often left feeling either...

Warm up with exercise

Did you get your exercise at the weekend? Did you venture out on the chilly mornings or afternoons and strut around the Redhead boardwalk or the Toronto foreshore for your 30 minutes of brisk...

Breaking down health barriers

Pharmacists across NSW will be supported to improve medication management for palliative care patients to help people who choose to spend their last days at home. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health, Leslie Williams,...

Get the jab to beat the flu

People are urged to get their flu shot by the end of May to protect themselves against the deadly bug this winter. NSW Health’s Director of Communicable Diseases, Dr Vicky Sheppeard, said the flu vaccines...
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