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Health system’s ailing heart

Health system’s ailing heart | Australia's Health | Scoop.it
Health spending is growing at an exponential rate and industry experts say we are overdue a national discussion about how much health the country can afford, who should provide it, and who should pay for what.
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Tissue Engineering -- Building Body Parts

Replacing organs or tissues with lab-created counterparts; engineered kidneys, livers and hearts. Science fiction? Not any more -- scientists are already suc...
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Doctors Regrow Woman's Ear In Her Forearm

A Maryland woman lost an ear to skin cancer, but doctors built a new one by growing her cells in her forearm.
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Australia's welfare 2013: in brief (AIHW)

Australia's welfare 2013: in brief (AIHW) | Australia's Health | Scoop.it
Australia's welfare 2013: in brief presents selected highlights from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's 11th biennial report on welfare services in Australia.
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Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General | SurgeonGeneral.gov

Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General | SurgeonGeneral.gov | Australia's Health | Scoop.it
Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General - Chapter 7: Lifestyle Approaches To Promote Bone Health
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Robert Lustig and the War on Obesity

Robert Lustig and the War on Obesity | Australia's Health | Scoop.it
The author of Fat Chance believes that sugar is to blame for an obesity epidemic. But can this grandstanding crusader convince the public to diet?
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Monster Energy drink maker sued over girl's death - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Monster Energy drink maker sued over girl's death - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australia's Health | Scoop.it
The family of a 14-year-old US girl is suing the maker of the drink Monster Energy, after the teenager, who had a pre-existing heart condition, died after consuming two cans of it.
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Growing Up Poor - Four Corners

Growing Up Poor - Four Corners | Australia's Health | Scoop.it
Growing up poor in modern Australia: this week Four Corners asks children what it's like being poor in the midst of plenty.
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Intro to Aus Health - Unit 3

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Summary of Health Status Indicators and Aus Pop Groups

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Is Aid Killing Africa? Dambisa Moyo talks about Dead Aid on ABC

What if foreign aid is making the plight of Africans worse? Dambisa Moyo discusses Dead Aid on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Mar 17, 2009). http://www...
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Homeless Youth Population Spiking Amid Recession

Segment by CBS news aired on 12/13/2011 featuring The Night Ministry's work in the community.
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Indigenous Health - Your Health - Health & Wellbeing

Indigenous Health - Your Health - Health & Wellbeing | Australia's Health | Scoop.it
The latest news and information on Indigenous health and wellbeing, from the ABC and around the world.
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Cloning breakthrough by US scientists Dr Shoukhrat Mitalipov ( ethnic Uyghur )

Using the cloning technique which produced Dolly the Sheep in 1996, researchers were able for the first time to turn human skin cells into "embryonic" stem c...
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The Chosen Child -- Screening Genetic Content

Genetic research involving human embryos has been a sensitive area of investigation. A process called Pre-embryonic Genetic Diagnosis, or PGD, is a procedure...
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The Health Care System and Health Policy in Australia - The Commonwealth Fund

The Health Care System and Health Policy in Australia - The Commonwealth Fund | Australia's Health | Scoop.it
The Health Care System and Health Policy in Australia
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Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Watch "The Skinny on Obesity" with Dr. Lustig: http://www.uctv.tv/skinny-on-obesity Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of End...
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Calls for poison warnings on energy drinks - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Calls for poison warnings on energy drinks - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australia's Health | Scoop.it
An increase in reports of caffeine poisoning in young people has led to calls for health warnings on energy drinks.
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Australia now third in the world for life expectancy and healthy life

Australia now third in the world for life expectancy and healthy life | Australia's Health | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIANS have the world's third longest life expectancy and we rank second in living fewer years in an unhealthy state before we die, according to a new international comparison.
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Chewing the fat over new health guidelines

Chewing the fat over new health guidelines | Australia's Health | Scoop.it
People are being urged to choose the right kind of fats, in new national dietary guidelines.
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AUSTRALIANS are being urged to choose the right kind of fats, cut down on sugary drinks and avoid adding salt to food, in new national dietary guidelines.


For the latest version, the first update in a decade, researchers reviewed 55,000 pieces of scientific research and modelled about 100 dietary patterns
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Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh

Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh is the ultimate video for exploring the sweatshop issue. Using Nike as a case study, the film documents first hand the wid...
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Australia's health care system

Universal coverage. System funded mostly with public funds. Has private insurance coverage for elective options. 8.7% of GDP spent on health care (vs. 16% of...
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Bottle shops boom in poorer suburbs

Bottle shops boom in poorer suburbs | Australia's Health | Scoop.it
BOTTLE shops are booming in the poorest parts of the state, new data shows.
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