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‘Sensible’ to move pension age to 70

Social services minister Christian Porter has justified sticking with the government’s plan to incrementally lift the pension age from 67 to 70, saying it is a sensible measure reflecting increases in life expectancy. While the government last month ditched many ...

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Cold homes causing heart problems: experts

The flu isn’t the only health woe Australians have to worry about this winter, with chilly household temperatures putting many people at greater risk of developing heart problems. Professor Adrian Barnett, of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, says ...

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Osteoarthritis soars, obesity is to blame

The number of Australians living with osteoarthritis has soared over the last nine years, in line with the growing number of obese, according to Medibank data. Figures released on Monday 29 May 2017 by the national private health insurer shows ...

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