Blood Donations and Mad Cow Disease.

Information from the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood.

Donating blood if you have lived in the UK.

Lifeblood currently can’t take blood donations from people who lived in the UK, for six months or more, from 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1996.

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Tuberculosis and Australian Immigration

Immigration to Australia with Tuberculosis (TB).

Tuberculosis can cause issues for people that suffer from TB, with Australia having a policy to keep TB out of Australia if possible.

A statement from Australian Immigration regarding TB is:

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Budget Spending on Health 2022-23

Record investment in Australia’s health system.

The Australian Government is investing in Australia’s health system with a total commitment of $537 billion over the next four years.

This record funding will ensure Australians have access to improved healthcare, when and where they need it.

A record $132 billion in 2022–23 … Read the rest

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Australian Pensioners Eligible for Hearing Aids?

Are Australian Pensioners Eligible For Invisible Hearing Aids?

You are eligible for the voucher component of the Hearing Aid program if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident 21 years or older and you are:

  • a Pensioner Concession Card holder (eligibility for a PCC does not include people on
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Australian Medicare Prescription Charges

Medicare Prescription Charges have a maximum price that can be charged to Medicare Card holders.  These are the subsidised prices so that most people pay less than the actual cost of the medicine.

People with a concession card pay a much lower price than the normal subsidised prices.

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Electronic Prescriptions in Australia.

What is an electronic prescription?

An electronic prescription, or ePrescription, is a digital version of a paper prescription. During your consultation, your healthcare provider can send your electronic prescription to you as an SMS or email.

What are the benefits?

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The Taste of Coles Ibuprofen

What do Coles Ibuprofen tastes like?

Some people find they taste very nice, just like a sweet, or lollies

Accidentally leaving a Coles Ibuprofen tablet in the mouth, while getting the water to wash it down, I found that it began to dissolve, and to my surprise, it tasted very … Read the rest

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Free Shingles Vaccine for Australians

Shingles Vaccine Free for Australians aged 70.

A story is going around that the Government is stopping the FREE Shingles Vaccine.

This is one example, currently being shared on Twitter:

The “story” says that at the end of THIS MONTH (Oct 2021) our wonderful Morrison govt are stopping the free … Read the rest

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Flu Deaths in Australia 2016-2021

How many people die from Influenza in Australia?

In 2016, there were 273 confirmed Flu deaths.
In 2017, there were 1,181 confirmed Flu deaths.
In 2018, there were 148 confirmed Flu deaths.
In 2019, there were 902 confirmed Flu deaths.
In 2020, there were 36 confirmed Flu deaths.

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