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Have a night in

White Ribbon

Friday 31 July 2015 is White Ribbon Night. The event raises funds to help stop violence against women. Communities across Australia are asked to have a night in to get the word out.

How self care can help increase sustainability of healthcare system

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The Global Access Partners' report on self care was launched on 23 June 2015. Deon Schoombie Executive Director, Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) outlines key recommendations of the report.

Food groups beat kilojoule counting for weight loss

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Counting kilojoules is not the best way to lose weight for better health. Professor Manny Noakes says following a well-balanced diet that includes all food groups is more effective.

Clear your head, make a difference

Dry July

You don’t often get the chance to raise money for charity by not doing something! Give up alcohol for a month for Dry July to support adults living with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life.

Red alert! Heart attack often preceded by GP warning

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Every day in Australia, 50 women will have a heart attack. The National CEO of the Heart Foundation Mary Barry says there are important steps women need to take to reduce their risk of heart attack.

The Australian Healthcare System – what’s wrong with it and how to fix it?

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For the next two months we will discuss Australia’s health. Introducing the topic is Kevin Austen who says to fix our Healthcare System we firstly need to agree on a common vision for it.

Australian health system: What needs to be done

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The Australian health system is often criticised. Chair of the Australian Centre for Health Research Alan Castleman says while the system is working well, there is room for improvement that requires changes in the way we think and act.

Losing weight is a science, keeping it off is psychology

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We all know that a healthy weight has lifelong benefits. Personal trainer John Carpenter says losing weight and maintaining it is simpler than you might think.

Letting women know they are enough

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Employment is the best pathway to financial independence and the opportunity to move on from disadvantage. Donna de Zwart is CEO of Fitted for Work, an organisation helping women to get and keep work.

Bringing health to life

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Medical Research Week takes place from 28 May to 5 June 2015. It celebrates Australia's contribution to health and medical research. This year's ASMR medallist is Dr Ashok Saluja.