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Effect of co-payment on hospitals and medicine access has not been assessed

The Abbott government has not taken into account the impact of its $7 GP fee on hospital emergency departments, nor has it assessed the effect of higher medicine costs on people filling their prescriptions.<p>Health officials confirmed at a Senate estimates hearing in Canberra on Monday that the …

Outliers

• <b>Author:</b> Malcolm Gladwell<p><b>From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever.</b><p>Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can …

The Most Erogenous Parts of the Female Body

Science has finally ranked the places she gets the most pleasure<p>Here's a study that will make you blush. Canadian scientists tested the sensitivities of several sexual areas on the female body, including the parts in the perineum area—the area between the anus and vulva—as well as the side boob and …

Mysterious Kawasaki Disease May Be Carried By The Wind

The researchers say it could be caused by a type of fungal toxin.<p>Kawasaki disease afflicts about 12,000 children per year in Japan. It causes rash and a swollen tongue, and often a high fever. When severe and untreated it can cause swelling of the arteries, which can lead to aneurysms and heart …

The Medical and Microbiological Consequences of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol consumption has been a part of human activity for millennia though not everyone does so responsibly. Back in the 1800s, public health officials first took note of the issue of alcohol abuse, which was known then as intemperance. They were keenly aware there was a link between the amount of …

Hip arthritis: Is physical therapy a waste of time?

Physical therapy for hip osteoarthritis does not appear to relieve pain or increase function any more than placebo treatments, according to new …

Physiotherapy

When you need antibiotics -- and when you don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> You're sick. You're not sure what it is, but you know you would really love for this achy feeling, stuffed-up head or painful cough to go away. So you go to the doctor and demand drugs.<p>If recent research is any indication, your physician will probably prescribe you an antibiotic, even if he …

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4 things doom-and-gloomers got totally wrong

Like sex, doom and gloom sells.<p>It draws viewers to TV, eyeballs to websites and buyers to books from “Crisis Investing,” published in 1980, to …

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