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Exercise link to cancer survival

The impact exercise has on surviving many common cancers can’t be ignored, with Australian research showing the risk of dying may be reduced by nearly a half by regularly walking and lifting moderate weights. A review of more than 100 ...

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Pensioners up for one-off energy payment

Millions of pensioners are in line for one-off payments to help with energy bills under new legislation bound for federal parliament which also reinstates concession cards to more than 92,000 people. Singles would pocket $75 and couples $125 by the ...

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Funeral industry exploits families: study

Funerals don’t have to be expensive. Superstar David Bowie reportedly chose to be cremated for about $1000. A basic funeral in Australia costs on average $6000 but disposing of a body can be done for as little as $1200, according ...

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Palliative care need rising rapidly in Australia

A higher proportion of the Australian population is going to hospital for end-of-life care than ever before. New data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that palliative care hospitalisations are growing faster than all other ...

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Pension age rise still on budget books

The Turnbull government still intends to lift the age pension qualifying age to 70, an independent agency has confirmed. Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) Phil Bowen told a Senate committee on Monday 22 May 2017 not all of the so-called “zombie” savings ...

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