It’s simply easier to say others are flawed than admit
you might be the one who is flawed.
A majority of Australians agree we have a problem with alcohol. But almost all say that it’s not a problem of theirs – it’s a problem that exists somewhere outside of their world.
Sweat is made up of water and minerals that are collectively known as electrolytes.
Sports drinks claiming to contain electrolytes have innundated stores in recent years. So what are electrolytes? Are they good? How can we best get them?
People with skin cancers due to outdoor work receive around 15% of the total compensation paid.
Unlike workplace accidents, where injuries can be relatively quickly assessed and compensation awarded, it can take years or many decades before work-related cancers are diagnosed.
Despite its purported dullness, this year’s budget still has bite.
After the controversy surrounding the GP co-payment last year, delivering a boring or "small-target" budget this time around was clearly deliberate. But we shouldn't gloss over it too quickly.
Actor Tom Hanks' wife Rita Wilson says she’s been “blown away” by her husband’s support throughout her current battle with breast cancer.
A growing body of research evidence shows being married greatly increases patients' chances of being cured of cancer.
Given the increasing number of vaccines recommended for adolescents and adults in Australia, the newly announced initiatives are a very good idea.
Tucked away in the budget papers is an intitiative worthy of applause – the establishment of an adult immunisation register and the expansion of the childhood register to include adolescents.
Most of the developed world provides longer paid parental leave than Australia.
New and expectant parents are among the biggest losers in this year's budget. From July 2016 primary carers will lose access to government paid parental leave if their workplace also provides leave.
Instead, we need to adopt a harm-minimisation approach.
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International evidence suggests "awareness" campaigns are not the best way to address harmful methamphetamine use. Fear-based approaches can increase stigma and drive people from treatment.
Billions were expected to be saved from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – but surprisingly the budget only outlines $252 million in savings.
The big surprise about this year’s health budget was what wasn’t there – billions of dollars in expected savings from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
The food industry has made the most of our taste for salt by hooking kids from an early age.
Kids are eating way too much salty food even though it leads to high blood pressure in adulthood as well as increased risks of stroke, heart attack and kidney disease.