News and Media Releases - Bupa Australia and NZ | Bupa (Health)

2019
12
December
2019
| 22:55 Australia/Melbourne
For couples in Australia, Summer is “Engagement Season” with research revealing December to February are the most popular months of the year for engagements. ...
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05
December
2019
| 03:39 Australia/Melbourne
Bupa teams up with online mental health provider THIS WAY UP, empowering more individuals to take action towards regaining their mental health. ...
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02
December
2019
| 04:30 Australia/Melbourne
A simple text message after a person has a healthcare appointment is now helping demonstrate the value of health insurance in real time for Bupa customers. ...
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27
November
2019
| 00:52 Australia/Melbourne
Of the 630,000 Australians living with diabetes, around half are at risk of vision loss or blindness because they’re not getting their eyes tested.  ...
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25
November
2019
| 02:01 Australia/Melbourne
Australian medical research is in danger of becoming non-competitive on a global stage when it comes to sex and gender analysis, according to a consortium of leading universities and research institutions writing in the Medical Journal of Australia t...
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22
October
2019
| 07:33 Australia/Melbourne
Supported by the Bupa Health Foundation, the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre will lead a youth-focused technology-driven health services research project, entitled Best Care, First Time. ...
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15
October
2019
| 02:24 Australia/Melbourne
A world first study involving 12,204 participants from 175 countries has found that international students may be at a higher risk of developing a mental illness before they come to Australia to study. A new report from Bupa makes six key recommendat...
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29
August
2019
| 00:19 Australia/Melbourne
Men’s health researcher Dr Myles Young has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher for his work to improve the mental and physical health of men. ...
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26
August
2019
| 03:50 Australia/Melbourne
Melbourne Vixens netballers have revealed one of their secrets to success – a carefully curated playlist. They say the right music can have a powerful impact on energy, motivation, anxiety and performance, and researchers agree. Find the Vixens’ favo...
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26
August
2019
| 02:43 Australia/Melbourne
Five early-career health researchers have been named finalists for Bupa Health Foundation’s annual Emerging Health Researcher Award for 2019. ...
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16
August
2019
| 14:39 Australia/Melbourne
We take a look at some of the greatest lessons we've learnt from one of Australia’s favourite football sons, Jarryd Roughead. He's announced his retirement after 15 years with the Hawthorn Football Club. ...
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13
August
2019
| 03:59 Australia/Melbourne
Mental illness is on the rise for young Australians according to a new report, and Bupa Mental Health and Wellbeing Innovator Professor Jane Burns says that if we want to improve the nation's mental health, it’s time to think beyond awareness campaig...
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30
July
2019
| 04:52 Australia/Melbourne
Feeling tired? A new study has found almost a third of Australians get only one good night’s sleep a week and health professionals warn the consequences could be life threatening. ...
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22
July
2019
| 03:35 Australia/Melbourne
With the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping on the rise, health authorities warn people not to be fooled into thinking they're a "healthy" alternative. ...
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22
July
2019
| 01:21 Australia/Melbourne
A Bupa physiotherapist has warned mobile phone addiction could be causing people lasting damage, and explains how poor tech posture can be like having an 8 year old child sitting on your neck.  ...
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19
July
2019
| 07:56 Australia/Melbourne
A mental health expert has praised Instagram’s decision to trial the removal of the tally of ‘likes’ on posts, following a major shake up to the way users engage on the platform. ...
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03
July
2019
| 00:45 Australia/Melbourne
As Australia’s flu season gets off to a deadly start, Big Issue vendors around the country have rolled up their sleeves to receive a free flu vaccination donated by Bupa. One of them, Mark, shares his story. ...
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17
June
2019
| 09:49 Australia/Melbourne
A new online community helping people over 55 make friends is exploding in popularity, thanks to a mother and son who were concerned about the loneliness epidemic. They’ve also created a new app to help people let their loved ones know they’re OK.  ...
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30
May
2019
| 01:40 Australia/Melbourne
A new player is helping to answer Australia’s most ‘googled’ health queries, with Bupa launching Health Link. The website has been designed to provide people with the health information they’re looking for and connect them to tools, services and supp...
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27
May
2019
| 06:23 Australia/Melbourne
From high-powered executives to frontline health professionals and construction workers, there’s one sweet incentive getting Australian workers prepared for flu season - lollipops. But, it appears not all flavours are considered equal. ...
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14
May
2019
| 05:58 Australia/Melbourne
Housing stability in the first 1000 days of a child’s development has a potential economic benefit of $3 billion annually, according to new research from PwC and the Strong Foundation. ...
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26
April
2019
| 05:15 Australia/Melbourne
For the first time, the World Health Organisation has released guidelines on screen time, physical activity and sleep for children under five, saying it's time to bring back a focus on playing. Amongst the recommendations, no screen time for toddlers...
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01
April
2019
| 08:15 Australia/Melbourne
Melbourne rapper Bruce Edmonds Junior, better known as "MC Junior", was told he'd never walk again - let alone get back on the stage - when he experienced a severe stroke in 2014. 5 years on, not only is he walking, he's returned to doing the one ...
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27
March
2019
| 23:19 Australia/Melbourne
A new study into obesity in Australia has revealed there is almost 1 million more people living with obesity compared to just three years ago. Experts say the issue is sytemic and that the stigma and shame around obesity is harmful and unfair.  ...
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21
March
2019
| 05:03 Australia/Melbourne
For Close the Gap Day, Bupa is asking Australians to join them in signing the Charter to End Rheumatic Heart Disease and eliminate preventable deaths in Indigenous communities. ...
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20
March
2019
| 11:29 Australia/Melbourne
As Australians prepare to indulge in their favourite chocolate treats for Easter, a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has revealed an alarming rate of tooth decay in children. ...
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15
March
2019
| 05:16 Australia/Melbourne
A Melbourne PhD student living with cerebral palsy has made an impassioned plea to universities and ACER to help make medical school more accessible for people living with disabilities. ...
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06
March
2019
| 05:06 Australia/Melbourne
A new study from Denmark has provided the most compelling evidence yet that vaccines are not connected to autism. The study of more than half a million children found no link between the Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism diagnosis. ...
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05
March
2019
| 07:07 Australia/Melbourne
Ground breaking research aimed at improving access to mental health care and matching the right care for a person’s need will receive a $1 million funding boost thanks to new grants funded by the Bupa Health Foundation. ...
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25
February
2019
| 04:48 Australia/Melbourne
Experts are now recommending Australians and New Zealanders make applying sunscreen part of their daily routine, alongside brushing their teeth. ...
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