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Research & Insights

WHO PAYS FOR AN AMBULANCE IN AN EMERGENCY?

A growing number of Australians are being hit with unexpected costs for emergency ambulance call-outs. Here’s what you need to know.
 
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INNOVATION IN CHRONIC CONDITION CARE

Health Care Homes is empowering Australians with chronic and complex conditions to better manage their care.
 
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CAN TECHNOLOGY HELP OLDER PEOPLE STAY IN THEIR HOMES FOR LONGER?

Melbourne-based brothers are reimagining the way aged care is provided in Australia. 
 
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Working with your body clock for better health

Understanding your circadian rhythm can help you make healthier choices.

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HOW FAECAL TRANSPLANTS WORK

Faecal transplants are already being used to treat gut infections, could they also help with chronic illnesses?
 
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What’s Lifetime Health Cover?

It affects Australians over the age of 31, but how is Lifetime Health Cover loading actually calculated and what do you need to know?
 
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Antibiotic resistance: health in crisis

If we keep overusing antibiotics, common bacterial infections may put our lives at risk in the future.
 
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CAN YOU CLAIM FOR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION?

Here’s what you need to know about claiming for medicines through private health insurance.
 
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A NEW WEAPON AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER

A vaccine shown to reduce rates of cervical cancer has been released in Australia. Here’s what you need to know.

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THE TELOMERE REVOLUTION

The tiny telomeres on our DNA may hold the key to living longer, ageing better and staying healthier. But can we improve our telomere health?

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Are we too clean?

As a society we’ve worked hard to sanitise our lives, but have we gone too far?  
 
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HOW DOCTOR–PATIENT RELATIONSHIPS ARE CHANGING

Technology is changing the way patients interact with GPs in Australia. How does this affect you?

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IS YOUR BODY OLDER THAN YOUR ACTUAL AGE?

Ways to get your ‘biological age’ to match your ‘chronological age’.

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Gene editing – the future of health?

From faster, cheaper research to potential cures for cancer, new gene-editing techniques are dramatically changing what’s possible.

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Addressing diabetes: a dual approach

The rate of diabetes in Australia has tripled in the last 25 years. At HCF, we’re tackling this issue by investing in research and providing access to tailored health management programs.

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How nanotechnology is revolutionising medicine

Australia is leading the world in the miniaturisation of medical devices that will transform medical treatment.

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The future of virtual reality in medicine

Virtual reality is here, and the medical industry is using it to improve our health.

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Expert insight: Breast cancer under the microscope

Scientist Dr Dharmica Mistry explains how her work is pushing the boundaries of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
 
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3D printing in medicine

With the capacity to generate human body parts, 3D printing may soon revolutionise implant procedures.

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The future of medicine: the flu and antibiotics

Infection expert Dr Frank Bowden turns his microscope to the risk of a modern-day influenza pandemic and the fading effectiveness of antibiotics.

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Personalising breast cancer treatment for better results

Future breast cancer treatments are evolving towards targeted therapies individualised for each patient’s condition.

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Healthcare for an ageing population

How Australian healthcare will meet the challenge of providing for the increasing number of people living longer.

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Tackling our health crisis

The Australian Partnership Prevention Centre is working on solutions to halt the increasing trend of chronic health conditions.

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