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  • Articles tagged Medibank Better Health Foundation (9)

    Research key to our world-class health system

    One positive outcome of the COVID pandemic is an exponential increase in recognition and appreciation for our nation’s researchers and scientists.

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    Weight loss and exercise helping to manage osteoarthritis

    An Australian first trial exploring whether diet and exercise may help people manage symptoms of osteoarthritis-related knee pain, has found 80% of participants achieved significant improvements in pain.

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    Health research at Medibank: Simple physical activity can have a ripple effect for osteoarthritis

    New research from the University of Tasmania, sponsored by Medibank, found better health outcomes could be achieved for Australians with knee osteoarthritis through simple, cost-effective measures rather than invasive and sometimes debilitating surgery.

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    Connection, community and care: addressing loneliness could prevent other health issues

    Medibank is working on a long-term approach to help address one of Australia’s growing but least understood health concerns – loneliness. A new report, sponsored by our Better Health Foundation, calls for a national plan of action to address the challenge.

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    Health Research at Medibank: Recording patient COVID-19 screenings – every patient, every time

    COVID-19 again highlighted the importance of healthcare workers in Australia, and pre-surgery patient screenings helped to protect them. We supported a new College of Anaesthetists study to improve confidence in the screening process for hospital workers.

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    Health Research at Medibank: Linking GPs to the latest treatment info for osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of chronic pain, disability & lost productivity in Australia. Although there is no cure, there are effective non-surgical treatments for osteoarthritis. So why aren’t more people getting the treatment they need?

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    Health Research at Medibank: Australia’s world-renowned medical researchers continue to deliver results despite pandemic

    COVID-19 disrupted traditional healthcare delivery in 2020, but it also gave Australian researchers the chance to demonstrate their world-renowned agility, teamwork and incredible scientific knowledge. We proudly supported 17 research projects this year.

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    Making community health training available to remote Indigenous communities during COVID-19

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, community health training in remote Indigenous communities has been able to continue thanks to a partnership between the Menzies School of Health Research and Medibank.

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    Research to curb injury in women’s footy

    With more women tackling contact sports like Australian football and soccer, the rate of knee injury among players is also on the rise. Medibank and La Trobe University are funding research to prevent ACL injuries.

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