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A farmer might be more likely to chat to her hairdresser about the tough time she’s having than seeking professional help. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Hairdressers in rural Australia end up being counsellors too

Professionals in rural and regional Australia such as hairdressers, accountants and bank managers often play the role of counsellors too.

Health Check: are naps good for us?

Companies such as Google, Nike and Ben & Jerry’s encourage or allow napping at work, providing employees with napping facilities such as napping pods and quiet rooms where they can nap if desired.

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Obamacare will give more than 32 million Americans access to health insurance. EPA/Michael Reynolds

Explainer: what is Obamacare?

Once again the United States Congress is scrambling to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) - legislation to keep the federal government functioning. But Republicans in the House of Representatives, with…

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On empathy

Health professionals needs to be skilled in understanding what the other person is going through, so they can respond appropriately. from shutterstock.com

Are our busy doctors and nurses losing empathy for patients?

With more demand on doctors and nurses and a push for quicker consultations, clinical empathy is being dwarfed by the need for efficiency.

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