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Healthcare is an industry that stands to befit greatly from the rise of ubiquitous internet access, better code-confoernceing support and the ability to use technology to help people proactively manage their health and well-being. But a study by EY has found that doctors are are more interested in reducing their administrative burden, diagnostic support or communicating with other medical professionals. While some doctors are trying to sue tech to offer better patient care and services, they are falling a long way behind patient expectations and desires.

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A study from VicHealth has found that most health and well-being apps do little to help us get fitter or alter our lifestyles. The research looked at almost 350 apps with only a small number being rated at four out of five and three quarters given a failing grade. But is there more to this than meets the eye?

Shared from Gizmodo

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Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day, but according to a new review out Wednesday in the BMJ, it won’t help you lose weight. The study found no good evidence that regularly eating breakfast helps us cut down on calories or avoid weight gain.

More damning, it even found some evidence that skipping breakfast entirely would be better for our waistlines — although you should probably find better ways to stay fit.

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Summer in Australia is hot. Bloody hot, even.

Each year the temperature seems to hit a new record and many suffer in the sweltering heat. As we head into the hottest part of the season take a minute to read these tips on surviving the next few months.

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About five years ago, I weighed in at 110kg - a lot of weight for a 178cm frame. I was unfit, lived a sedentary life and was on my way to many of the same health issues that claimed my father's life. These are the apps and gadgets that made a difference.

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Unless new legislation is passed today, Australians will no longer be able to opt out of the government's My Health Record from tomorrow. Planned as an "online summary of your health information" that "can be accessed at any time by you and your healthcare providers", there are no guarantees about how your data will be used by said providers. Here's what you need to know about MHR and how to opt-out if privacy is your main concern.

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It’s normal to feel hot, sweaty and uncomfortable in warm weather, but what’s the best way to cool down? To answer this question, we first need to look at how the body maintains stable internal (core) temperature.

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You can get away without having a regular general practitioner (GP) for a while if you’re young, healthy and a little bit stupid. But over time you’ll have enough health concerns that avoiding a GP will make your life more complicated. Here’s how to know when you hit that point.

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About five years ago, I came to a major crossroads in my life. While work was going OK - I'd left a lucrative but unenjoyable job because I was so desperately unhappy and decided to freelance - my physical, mental and spiritual health were smashed. And, after messing around with my teenage son during basketball training, I spent the next two weeks walking like I'd been shot in the butt, having given my hamstring a decent twang.

Something had to change. On 6 January 2013 I decided to do something about it. Here's how I became a runner.

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The experience of having periods varies between women. They can be light and completely painless for some, but completely debilitating for others. Is it normal to have painful periods on a regularly? Let's find out.

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If your pet gets injured, your normal first-aid kit could suffice for most things. But it's a good idea to prepare a specific kit for your dog or cat so that you can be sure you will have everything you need in an emergency.

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I woke up one morning about four weeks ago and realised in a flash that I'd hit a wall. Most days I can't wait to get to work. On this day, I struggled to get myself out of the house.