The lives of hundreds of thousands of Australians with eating disorders are set to improve from today (Friday, November 1, 2019) when major changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) take effect. Up to 60 rebated treatment sessions, including 40 psychological and 20 dietetic sessions, will be available from today, to eligible Australians with eating…

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Osteoporosis Australia (OA), and the Australian Government will officially launch the National Strategic Action Plan for Osteoporosis in Canberra today (Thursday 17 October 2019), with the Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, in the lead up to World Osteoporosis Day (Sunday, October 20, 2019). The National Strategic Action Plan for Osteoporosis will provide…

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According to a new study out of Australian National University’s Research School of Psychology, one-in-five Australians surveyed weren’t aware preventative treatment for migraines are available from their GP. Dr Stephanie Goodhew surveyed 229 students and found significant knowledge gaps, even among those that experience migraines, meaning many are unnecessarily living with the devastating symptoms, unaware…

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At Australia’s PharmAus19 conference held at Parliament House in Canberra yesterday (October 15) new research was released, indicating that Australian’s were living longer, healthier lives thanks to the introduction of new medicines. The research, Measuring the Impact of Pharmaceutical Innovation in Australia 1998–2018, was conducted by Professor Frank Lichtenberg from Columbia University Business School and…

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The Department of Health announced earlier this week the details of 12 new telehealth item numbers on the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS).  From November 1, 2019 residents in rural and regional Australia will be able to access GP and allied health professional consultations through video conferencing with no out-of-pocket expense. Patients living in Modified Monash…

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