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$170k of renovations billed to public purse: Staggering corruption unveiled within WA Health
17 Aug
12:35

$170k of renovations billed to public purse: Staggering corruption unveiled within WA Health

The CCC noted that hundreds of thousands of dollars of public funds which might have been spent delivering better health care were fraudulently allocated. The CCC report details shocking corruption within the WA health system. Photo: Glenn Hunt The report into bribery and corruption in maintenance and service contracts within […]

Invest today for a healthy and prosperous future
16 Aug
1:02

Invest today for a healthy and prosperous future

Health leaders from around the world are gathering in Port Moresby this week for the APEC High-Level Meeting on Health and the Economy. The theme is Transforming Primary Health Care through Investment, Innovation, and Collaboration, and never has the need been more pressing. There is an outbreak of polio in […]

Leverage Tech to Solve Public Health Problems, Expert Urges
14 Aug
10:01

Leverage Tech to Solve Public Health Problems, Expert Urges

WASHINGTON — Healthcare leaders must partner with technology experts to effect real change in the public health sector, according to a former Obama administration official. “There’s a door open and if we don’t run through that … we are missing a really tremendous opportunity,” said Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, […]

How much salt does it really take to harm your heart?
13 Aug
7:35

How much salt does it really take to harm your heart?

Too much salt is bad for you, particulary because it is associated with an increased risk of heart problems — but how much is too much? A new study suggests that we may not have to worry so much about how salty we like our food to be. A new […]

Why Primary Health Care Limited (ASX:PRY) shares tumbled lower today
13 Aug
7:23

Why Primary Health Care Limited (ASX:PRY) shares tumbled lower today

It was a disappointing start to the week for the Primary Health Care Limited (ASX: PRY) share price. The healthcare company started the week with a 4% decline to $3.15. Why did Primary Health Care’s shares tumble lower today? On Sunday the AFR tipped Primary Health Care as one of […]

International Youth Day: Why should today’s youth pay more attention to their mental health?
11 Aug
6:18

International Youth Day: Why should today’s youth pay more attention to their mental health?

“And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad, Made to his mistress’ eyebrow,” said Shakespeare about the third stage of life, that is the age of youth. How prophetic it is for the legendary playwright to call this age a “woeful ballad”, for now, it has been […]

Exercise for mental health: How much is too much?
10 Aug
2:31

Exercise for mental health: How much is too much?

Many studies suggest that exercising can help people deal with mental health issues and boost well-being. A new observational study — the largest of its kind to date — confirms this, but it also extends a caution: too much exercise may negatively affect mental health. New research finds that you […]

7 articles about women’s health and wellbeing you should read today
09 Aug
8:33

7 articles about women’s health and wellbeing you should read today

We’ve put together a list of must-read articles in celebration of South African Women’s Day – so go on, take the plunge and empower yourself: 1. SEE: 14 facts about menstruation you might not know Did you know that you will have […]

Cat lovers, this is how a feline friend can boost your health
08 Aug
3:33

Cat lovers, this is how a feline friend can boost your health

Cat enthusiasts, did you know how these elegant feline friends can enrich your life? Sure, cats are adorable when they cuddle with you, and it’s so heartwarming to watch them curl up into a lazy ball on your bed. But how do they improve your health? Read this Spotlight to […]

Too much sleep could be worse for health than too little
07 Aug
2:33

Too much sleep could be worse for health than too little

Sleeping more or less than 7–8 hours per night could be bad for your health, with too much sleep being worse than too little, say researchers. Both too much and too little sleep can lead to poor health. An analysis of pooled data from dozens of studies covering more than […]