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If all the over-55s got walking, we could save almost $2 billion in health care costs each year. from www.shutterstock.com.au

New study shows more time walking means less time in hospital

Walking has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, bowel and breast cancers, osteoporosis and diabetes. New data shows it also reduces the need for hospital care.

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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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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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