Health Insurance

Cardiac health cover

The Heart Foundation statistics for cardiovascular disease in Australia can be unsettling for many people: it’s the leading cause of death accounting for 33 per cent of people who die, and it kills one Australian every 11 minutes. Yet many people overlook cardiac cover when choosing health insurance.

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Affordable dental care for pensioners

Pensioners and concession card holders are set to benefit from easier access to affordable dental care under a $4 billion Dental Health Reform package announced by the Federal Government.

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Vegemite beats up on superbugs

Vegemite, the humble Aussie spread, could be the key to battling antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Don’t rush out and eat jar-loads of the stuff just yet, there’s a little more science to it than that.

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Beating the osteoporosis stats

Australians are being urged to focus on strengthening their bones through exercise and increased calcium intake to help prevent the onset of osteoporosis.

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Antibacterial hand soap may be harmful

A new study has shown that triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in hand soap, deodorant, toothpaste, bedding and toys, may impair heart and skeletal muscle function.

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PSA test under fire

The PSA test has come under fire, after a new study has shown that prostate cancer surgery does not significantly increase the survival rate of men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Find out if you should still be getting tested.

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Is two litres of water a day too much?

While drinking eight glasses of water a day will do you no harm, it’s not necessary to maintain good health, so says a Melbourne academic.


Looking after your health

As people move into their 50s and 60s and beyond, health problems will become more numerous and more varied for many of them. It is important for people as they age to more closely monitor their own health and ensure they get all the important check-ups.


Understanding breast cancer

When you or someone you know is diagnosed with breast cancer, the first important step is to completely understand what it is, and how does it happen.

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