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Report energises physical activity push

The Heart Foundation has urged Australians to move more and sit less, following the release of its new report highlighting the importance of physical activity as a factor in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. Former chair of the ...

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MPs, senators must work together on health: AHHA

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has called on all elected representatives to work in partnership on health and prompted cross-benchers to heed voters’ concerns on healthcare reform and funding. AHHA chief executive Alison Verhoeven said: “The message to ...

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Medical cannabis to be trialled as skin cancer therapy

Australian researchers are set to begin a medical-grade cannabis therapy trial for melanoma patients after receiving $1 million in funding. The collaboration between the University of Canberra and Israel-based pharmaceutical company Cann Pharmaceutical aims to produce a novel combination therapy ...

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Workers, community members sound off on aged care

Health professionals and community members have listed increasing government funding and implementing regulated nurse ratios as steps that should be taken to improve aged care. The calls come from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s phone-in and online questionnaire in ...

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