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$5000 cancer diagnosis cash payment advocated

Australians diagnosed with cancer would be given one-off payments of $5000 by health insurers under a proposal aimed at warding against bill shock. The financial stresses shouldered by cancer patients can prove as toxic as other treatment side-effects, which can ...

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Brisk walks may cut cancer death risk

Brisk walking may cut the risk of dying from cancer, even in more advanced stages of the disease, Australian research suggests. Two new studies presented at the world’s biggest cancer conference show that exercise could be a powerful tool, helping to ...

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Women not being offered hysterectomy alternatives

Large variations in the rates of hysterectomies across Australia has raised concerns many women are missing out on less invasive and highly effective treatments for painful female conditions. A landmark report released on Wednesday 6 June 2017 by the Australian ...

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New bionic ears for NSW adult patients

NSW adults with severe hearing loss will trade in their “bionic ears” for new ones as part of a state government funding boost. Up to 370 outdated cochlear implants worn by adult public patients will be replaced before the end ...

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