Category Archive: Medical

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Sep 02 2010

Bulk Billing Doctors – Gold Coast

Full Bulk billing doctors normally do not charge a Medicare Card holding patient for their visit, as they are paid direct by the government. General Information on Bulk Billing Broadbeach – Bulk Billing Doctors in Broadbeach, Gold Coast Broadbeach General Practice Inside Broadbeach Amcal Compounding Pharmacy 6 Charles Ave, Broadbeach QLD 4218 Tel: 07 5539 …

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Jan 05 2010

SPF Sun Protection Factor ratings

Australia has a maximum Sun Protection Factor rating of 30+, but other countries have higher ratings, why ? A quotation from the Cancer Council will start us off: The SPF is a laboratory derived ratio which measures the increased amount of radiation which causes redness in skin when the sunscreen tested is applied, compared to …

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Dec 22 2009

Obesity and Overweight

Overweight and  Obesity Statistics: Australia The 2007-08 Australian National Health Survey 61.4% of the Australian population are either overweight or obese www.health.gov.au/internet/healthyactive/publishing.nsf/Content/overweight-obesity United Kingdom The 2008 Health Survey for England (HSE) data shows that: 61.4% of adults (aged 16 or over) in England were overweight or obese, www.ic.nhs.uk/…/statistics-on-obesity-physical-activity-and-diet:-england-february-2009 www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publichealth/Healthimprovement/Obesity/DH_078098 Overweight (a body mass index of …

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Nov 26 2009

Medicare Teen Dental Plan

Medicare provides most children, aged 12 years of age or over, with an Annual Voucher worth up to $163.05 (2012) and began at $150.00 in 2008, valid for a single Dental Check up/Treatment at any Dentist. These Vouchers are issued each January, and must be used any time up to 31st December. More information: www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/provider/medicare/initiatives/teen-dental.jsp On …

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Nov 18 2009

Skin Cancer

There are about 380,000 cases of Skin Cancer reported in Australia each year, and from that there are about 1,700 deaths. A ratio of about 4.4 deaths per 1,000 reported cases. There were about 92,000 cases of Skin Cancer reported in the United Kingdom in 2006, and from that there were about 2,600 deaths. A …

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Jul 20 2009

Medical Comparison UK-Aus

Comparisons between the UK and the Australian Medical system The Government charge to provide the Free Medical service: In the UK, all employees pay a certain amount of their wage as the National Health Insurance (NHI) contribution. In Australia, all employees also pay a certain amount of their wage as the National Health (Medicare Levy) …

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