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The unhealthy state of some Australians

Australian men are more likely than women to be obese, smoke, take illicit drugs and commit suicide, the nation’s latest health report card shows. While most Australians rate their health as excellent or very good, the Australian Institute of Health ...

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Flu season kills 116 seniors

Victoria’s horror flu season has killed 116 people in aged care and the government is pouring an extra $115 million into the health system to help it cope. A government spokeswoman confirmed on Monday the aged care death tally had ...

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Heart disease top cause of death

Leading causes of death in Australia: ISCHAEMIC HEART DISEASE Ischaemic heart disease remained the nation’s top killer, with 12 per cent of all deaths at an average age of 85.1 years. It killed 19,077 people, down from 19,777 in 2015. ...

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Fear of ageing needs to change

A fear of ageing prevents us from ageing well, but these fears are based on falsehoods, according to a new study. This was the major finding from The Drivers of Ageism, released by Australian charity The Benevolent Society. Commissioned by ...

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