Barwon Health

Formed in 1998, Barwon Health is one of the largest and most comprehensive regional health services in Australia, providing care at all stages of life and circumstance.


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Tension-type headaches feel like a dull or heavy, non-pulsating band of pain, usually on both sides of the head. RXAphotos/Flickr

Health Check: what causes headaches?

Nearly every second person in the world had a headache at least once in the past year. But these can feel very different, depending on which of the nearly 200 types of headache you have.

Why doctors won’t cop legislated silence

Two Australian doctors have taken to the pages of the prestigious journal, the BMJ to make their international colleagues aware of the extraordinary assault on medical ethics contained in the recently…

Médecins sans employment

The extraordinary clash of views between Treasurer Joe Hockey and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) president Brian Owler about the funding for a new medical school in Perth is just the latest example…

Why scrape the barnacles off a ship of fools?

“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” - Otto von Bismarck So as well as deciding to financially kneecap bulk-billing GPs, the Federal Government has…

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