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Call for soft drink ban to be expanded

Sugary drinks have been outlawed in Western Australian public hospitals under a policy health groups want extended to other government facilities. Under the state government’s Healthy Options WA policy, the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks has been banned at all vending machines, kiosks and cafes in public hospitals. The ban has been put in place to… Read More »

Out of touch: Coronavirus crisis is the wake-up call wellness gurus need

The digital wellness industry is booming. As the coronavirus spreads, many of us around the country are doing Joe Wicks’s PE classes with the kids, bowing our heads in “namaste” with YouTube star and yoga teacher Adriene Mishler, or practising mindfulness with apps such as Headspace and Calm. Yet the pandemic is proving to be… Read More »

Hospital rejects NSW inquiry’s stroke call

The Northern Beaches Hospital has rebutted a Sydney surgeon’s accusation the public-private facility is not fully equipped to care for strokes, stating it is contractually obliged to refer some treatments elsewhere. A NSW upper house inquiry into the hospital at Frenchs Forest, which replaced Manly and Mona Vale Hospitals, began in August amid claims it… Read More »