Tag: health

Homemade face masks must cover guidelines

By Matthew Simmonds Homemade face masks, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 may not be making people safer, according to a public health expert. Face mask crafting was adopted as a new hobby by some Australian retirees, aiding in

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Working from home – to thrive or to survive?

By Ingrid Uhlmann Six am, a soft ringing wakes Georgina Prance, to make sure she’s on time for work. As an essential worker, she hasn’t been afforded the opportunity to work from home this year. Having worked in health for

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Sustainability Simplified

A podcast by Dominique Tassell. Sustainability Simplified is a podcast where two 20-somethings discuss sustainability in the big picture. We aim to take the mass amounts of information out there and simplify it for listeners. In this episode, we tackle

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Queenslanders urged to get vaccinated after measles outbreak

Queenslanders are facing two distinct health issues this year. Flu and measles outbreaks are already worrying doctors. Laura Lavelle reports.

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Smokers could soon be paid to quit

By Bella Rigley, produced for online by Jessica Riga Australia is spending a total of $31.5 billion on the effects of smoking, but a new Tasmanian project thinks there is a more cost effective method for quitting, by offering small money

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Experts warn of unknown risks in popular e-cigarettes

By Kirsty Davis, produced for online by Jessica Riga With the popularity of electronic cigarettes at an all time high, major cigarette companies are progressively making the change after a huge increase in sales. But since the introduction of the

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Commission aims to tackle Queensland obesity

By Charlotte Tully Produced for online by Elisabeth Moss Queensland is set to launch the Healthy Future Commission in an attempt to combat the obesity crisis.

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One in six suffering chronic back pain

By Jesse Gentle Produced for online by Emily Halverson One in six Australians reportedly suffers from chronic back pain, but the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia hopes to raise awareness with Spinal Health Week.

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Private patients jumping the queue in public hospitals

By Reece D’Alessandro Produced for online by Emily Halverson Public hospitals are being accused of prioritising patients based on their wealth rather their clinical needs.

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New hope for diabetics

May 16, 2017 Melbourne researchers are uncovering new ways to reduce a diabetic’s risk of stroke and heart attack. The breakthrough has identified a potential treatment, which could help the 1.7 million Australians living with the chronic illness. Written by

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