News and Media Releases | Bupa (health)

2019
27
March
2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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14
January
2019
Bupa confirmed today it has been awarded a contract to provide an integrated health care system to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). ...
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2018
05
December
2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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26
October
2018
Bupa is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Bupa Blog Awards. Congratulations to A Stylish Moment, Life of Pikelet, Nourish Naturally, The Little Mumma,  and Mumma Love. ...
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10
October
2018
University of Melbourne researchers will work with Bupa aged care home residents and their carers to undertake the world’s largest music therapy trial, with a focus on depression in those with dementia. ...
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26
September
2018
The healing power of art is real for those living with dementia at Bupa’s Aged Care home in Mosman after art-based cognitive therapist, Polina Gavria discovered its ability to stimulate the mind. ...
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21
September
2018
Accredited practicing dietitian, Rosalyn D’Angelo answers the most common question she gets asked as a dietitian at this time of the year - ‘how do I shed the winter weight?’ ...
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03
September
2018
The term ‘gut health’ has been thrown around a lot lately.  Why is your gut so important? Accredited practicing dietitian, Rosalyn D’Angelo explains what all the fuss is about. ...
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23
August
2018
Robotic gait technology is now available at Bupa Therapy, helping people with spinal and brain injuries. ...
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08
August
2018
Do you know what phubbing is? Or have you ever been phubbed by someone you were trying to connect with or care about? ...
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13
July
2018
Ever wondered how protein works and the benefits it provides our bodies after exercising? Nick Green, Sports Dietitian at Bupa provides some answers. ...
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04
July
2018
Claims cannabis can be used to treat a wide variety of non-cancer related painful conditions have been dealt a blow by a major new Australian study. ...
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03
July
2018
Worried about how much time your child or teen is spending playing computer games? The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently listed gaming addiction as a mental health condition but what does that mean for young children and adolescents? Bupa Psyc...
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22
June
2018
Australia is in the paradoxical position of collecting large amounts of high quality health data, but we don't use it as well as we could to improve community and individual health needs. 'Why not?' asks Annette Schmiede from the Bupa Health Foundati...
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31
May
2018
Improving Australia's health system through innovation saw some outstanding entries to this year's Telstra Innovation Challenge. Have a look at the winners.  ...
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