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

2019
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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25
January
2019
| 03:38 Australia/Melbourne
Extreme heat can be deadly, and the risk is much higher for those over 65, children, pregnant or nursing mothers, and people with certain medical conditions. Bupa GP Dr Tim Ross has urged everyone to be on alert. ...
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15
January
2019
| 04:30 Australia/Melbourne
Bupa has teamed up with Kids Helpline to create Mumbles, a podcast where parents support parents to raise happy, healthy kids. ...
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2018
05
December
2018
| 09:33 Australia/Melbourne
Congratulations to Dr Jennifer Huynh, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) who has won the 2018 Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher Award for her research focused on identifying new therapies for colorectal cancer using...
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29
November
2018
| 05:02 Australia/Melbourne
Four early-career researchers have received national recognition for their innovative work and commitment to improving the health of Australians and the health system. ...
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26
November
2018
| 23:38 Australia/Melbourne
Kids Helpline last week responded to its 8 millionth request for help from a young person in Australia. ...
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18
November
2018
| 10:30 Australia/Melbourne
Obesity has now overtaken smoking as the major preventable cause of disease burden in Australia. This demonstrates the great success we’ve had at reducing smoking levels but now an even greater challenge emerges. ...
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16
November
2018
| 19:55 Australia/Melbourne
Antibiotic awareness week (November 12–18) is an annual, global event that aims to raise awareness and understanding about antibiotic resistance. ...
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14
November
2018
| 03:07 Australia/Melbourne
Bupa's Dr Dwayne Crombie, Managing Director Health Insurance and Cindy Shay, Director of Health Partnerships share their stories on living with diabetes and the habits they have had to change. ...
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13
November
2018
| 05:49 Australia/Melbourne
What is antibiotic resistance? Why is it a problem and how is it caused? Nirasha Parsotam, Pharmacist and Bupa’s Head of Healthcare System Strategy and Integration explains all of this and what you can do to help. ...
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02
November
2018
| 01:48 Australia/Melbourne
There has been a significant breakthrough in spinal cord injury research, with a new electrical stimulation technique helping people with paraplegia walk again. ...
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