Healthcare

  • Anti-vaxxers: You haven't 'done your research' Yahoo7 Be - 3 hours ago
    Anti-vaxxers: You haven't 'done your research'

    It's not research if you found it on Facebook.

  • Stocks to watch AAP - 4 hours ago

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange: AHG - AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS - down 17 cents, or 4.18 per cent, at $3.90 Retailer and logistics firm Automotive Holdings Group's first-half net profit has ...

  • Bannon appeals to conservatives AAP - 9 hours ago
    Bannon appeals to conservatives

    Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon has appealed to conservatives to unite behind the Republican president as he presses his agenda. Bannon took to the stage along with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus at the four-day Conservative Political Action Conference, telling the gathering, "We want you to have our back" in upcoming battles, and denouncing media criticism of Trump. The early days of the administration have been marked by deep post-election divisions between Trump backers and liberals over the new president's travel ban on refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries, as well as moves to increase deportations of illegal immigrants and to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

  • Regis Healthcare in line for growth target AAP - 9 hours ago

    Aged care provider Regis Healthcare says it is on track to meet its full-year earnings guidance, after lifting half-year profit by nine per cent. The company posted net profit of $30.9 million for the six months to December 31, on the back of growing revenues at existing facilities and the recent Masonic Care Queensland acquisition. "Regis delivered solid growth in the period, in line with expectations," managing director Ross Johnston said.

  • Regis Healthcare profit up 9% AAP - 11 hours ago

    Aged care provider Regis Healthcare has lifted half-year net profit by nine per cent to $30.9 million, helped by increased inflows and a recent acquisition. Revenue for the six months to December 31 jumped ...

  • The Australian market set to open flat AAP - 13 hours ago

    The Australian market looks set to open flat with Wall Street mixed after the US president again promised to bring back jobs to the US. At 0700 AEDT on Friday, the share price futures index was down one ...

  • Recession, housing cuts feed homelessness AAP - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 2:01 PM AEDT

    The centre's founder, Miriam Gomes, has been working with Brazil's homeless people for 10 years. The country's economic crisis and the high cost of living in big cities are forcing thousands onto the street, she said. About 14,000 people are living on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, a city of about 6.5 million, according to data from the municipal government.

  • Profit-taking weighs on Aust share market AAP - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 10:56 AM AEDT

    Investors taking profits amid corporate earnings season and lower commodity prices are weighing on Australian shares. At 1053 AEDT on Thursday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 0.54 per cent lower, dragged ...

  • Healthscope warns of slow earnings growth AAP - Wed, Feb 22, 2017 1:19 PM AEDT

    Earnings growth in Healthscope's extensive private hospital business is likely to remain under pressure due to weaker patient numbers and volatility in the range of treatments being sought. The company's 45 private hospitals generate the bulk of its operating pre-tax earnings, and chief executive Robert Cooke expects earnings growth in the second half of the financial year to be similar to the 2.2 per cent achieved in the first half, if current market trends continue. Amid heightened public commentary about the affordability of healthcare, the private hospital sectors is experienced slower growth, impacting patient numbers, and there has been increased volatility in case mix, Healthscope said.

  • Women's life expectancy on track to hit 90 in some nations AFP - Wed, Feb 22, 2017 10:47 AM AEDT

    Paris (AFP) - By 2030 life expectancy for South Korean women could top nine decades, an average lifespan long thought to be out of reach, researchers said Wednesday.

  • Britain will not bribe its way to Brexit: minister AFP - Tue, Feb 21, 2017 9:35 PM AEDT

    Riga (AFP) - Britain's "Brexit" minister responsible for managing its departure from the European Union on Tuesday denied reports his government was planning to pay eastern EU states to support it during negotiations with Brussels.

  • Nepal to hold first local elections in 20 years AFP - Tue, Feb 21, 2017 6:04 PM AEDT

    Kathmandu (AFP) - Nepal will hold its first local elections in two decades in May, the government has announced, a key moment in the country's fraught transition to democracy.

  • CPI no guide to health cost hikes: NIB AAP - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 5:00 PM AEDT
    CPI no guide to health cost hikes: NIB

    Health insurer nib expects premiums will rise by four to five per cent a year in future and says premium rises can't just simply be compared to the inflation rate. Chief executive Mark Fitzgibbon says premium increases not only reflect the cost of healthcare services, but also the increasing use of those services as the population ages. "I think we have to accept that people are going to pay somewhere between four and five per cent more for their health insurance into the future, but we have to deliver them greater value for that four to five per cent," he said on Monday.

  • Future premiums up 4-5pct: nib AAP - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 12:55 PM AEDT
    Future premiums up 4-5pct: nib

    Health insurer nib expects premiums will rise by four to five per cent a year in future and says premium rises can't just simply be compared to the inflation rate. Chief executive Mark Fitzgibbon says premium increases not only reflect the cost of healthcare services, but also the increasing use of those services as the population ages. "I think we have to accept that people are going to pay somewhere between four and five per cent more for their health insurance into the future, but we have to deliver them greater value for that four to five per cent," he said on Monday.

  • Trump's fake terror: President confuses Swedish crime report with terror incident Yahoo7 and Agencies - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 12:18 PM AEDT
    Trump's fake terror: President confuses Swedish crime report with terror incident

    Donald Trump's Swedish terror incident proves to be a TV news report into surging crime rates in the country.

  • 'Not in the public interest': Western Sydney doctors' family to be deported as minister declines … Yahoo7 News - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 9:48 PM AEDT
    'Not in the public interest': Western Sydney doctors' family to be deported as minister declines …

    Doctor who goes 'above and beyond' for her patients to be booted this week.

  • Smartphones are revolutionizing medicine AFP - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 7:03 AM AEDT

    Boston (AFP) - Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say.

  • Medibank still losing customers AAP - Fri, Feb 17, 2017 2:53 PM AEDT
    Medibank still losing customers

    Australia's biggest private health insurer, Medibank Private, continues to lose customers in its core health insurance business as affordability issues pressure the health cover sector. Medibank said the lower operating profit reflected investment in improving customer service, costs associated with a new IT system and higher growth in treatments provided by hospitals. Medibank's revenue from health insurance premiums rose 1.2 per cent to $3.12 billion, and the group paid out $2.6 billion in claims.

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  • Market slips on materials and healthcare AAP - Fri, Feb 17, 2017 12:31 PM AEDT

    The Australian share market has slipped back into negative territory, as strength in the industrials and IT sectors offsets falls in the materials and healthcare sectors. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index ...