You can’t exercise away poor dietary choices, study finds

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Exercising alone without healthy eating habits may not be enough to lower mortality risk. Lumina/Stocksy
  • A new study finds that exercising to make up for eating poorly doesn’t really work in terms of lowering mortality risks.
  • Similarly, eating well but remaining inactive may help lower your risk of dying from certain cancers to a degree, but does nothing for all-cause or cardiovascular disease mortality, the researchers found.
  • Researchers also observed that those who exercised the most and consumed the healthiest food significantly reduced their risk of dying from all causes, from cardiovascular disease, or from
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‘Faxed and refaxed’: AMA claims poor interaction between GPs and hospitals in Victoria jeopardises patient care

The Australian Medical Association has claimed that “chronically poor” communication between general practitioners and hospitals is putting patient safety at risk, and called for the Victorian Government to fix the problem in the state’s health system.

In its submission before the state budget to be delivered on Tuesday, the AMA said it is “scarcely believable” that many of Victoria’s public hospitals continue to use fax machines, contributing to concerns over quality of care.

“This chronically poor interaction results in significant problems in many areas including safety, equity and access, gaps and duplication. With respect to referrals, it is scarcely believable

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