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Covid-19 reveals ‘cracks in the seams’ of public health service – doctor

Dr Felicity Dumble says the sector has been underfunded for years.

Dr Felicity Dumble says the sector has been underfunded for years.

Leading epidemiologist says public health funding is ‘short-sighted’

Professor Michael Baker says the lack of funding leaves New Zealand vulnerable to more health “threats”.

Professor Michael Baker says the lack of funding leaves New Zealand vulnerable to more health “threats”.

5 surprising fitness myths

Are you a daily exercise enthusiast or a weekend warrior? Either way, if keeping fit is part of your routine. You may be surprised by what you’re about to learn. Here’s a

Are you a daily exercise enthusiast or a weekend warrior? Either way, if keeping fit is part of your routine. You may be surprised by what you’re about to learn. Here’s a

Exercise for lean curvy legs

Short shorts are all the rage, but some times you might not feel your legs are as toned as you want them to be. Here are 3 fun and easy exercises you can do to get those legs

Short shorts are all the rage, but some times you might not feel your legs are as toned as you want them to be. Here are 3 fun and easy exercises you can do to get those legs

Fitness routine for a strong, healthy back

Can't shake off the pain on your back? Here is a great workout routine to strengthen your back and say goodbye to pain!

Can't shake off the pain on your back? Here is a great workout routine to strengthen your back and say goodbye to pain!

Quick morning workout for a flat tummy

There's no time to go to the gym? Well don't worry! Before hitting the office, crunch your abs with this workout.

There's no time to go to the gym? Well don't worry! Before hitting the office, crunch your abs with this workout.

Tone your chest while watching TV!

Bring out the stability ball and dumbbells, and get moving!

Bring out the stability ball and dumbbells, and get moving!

Three easy workout hairstyles

Step-by-step guide to three easy ways to tie back long hair ready for a workout - the 'bubble' ponytail, the 'knot-twist' bun and the rope-twist ponytail.

Step-by-step guide to three easy ways to tie back long hair ready for a workout - the 'bubble' ponytail, the 'knot-twist' bun and the rope-twist ponytail.

Coronavirus: New Zealand Australia travel bubble at least six months away

Travel between Australia and New Zealand won’t be considered until March next year.

Travel between Australia and New Zealand won’t be considered until March next year.

Coronavirus: Victoria records just 14 new cases

Sunday September 20: Victoria has recorded just 14 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, marking the lowest overnight rise in three months.

Sunday September 20: Victoria has recorded just 14 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, marking the lowest overnight rise in three months.

NSW Premier on the 'Get Ready' campaign

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has spoken on the 'Get Ready' campaign in preparation for the upcoming fire season.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has spoken on the 'Get Ready' campaign in preparation for the upcoming fire season.

Melbourne’s anti-lockdown protests continue

Anti-lockdown protesters say today's gatherings will look "nothing" like the demonstrations we've seen over the past 24 hours in Melbourne.

Anti-lockdown protesters say today's gatherings will look "nothing" like the demonstrations we've seen over the past 24 hours in Melbourne.

Coronavirus: Victoria’s 14-day rolling average finally below 40

Victoria has recorded 21 new COVID-19 infections, with the 14-day average finally falling below 40.

Victoria has recorded 21 new COVID-19 infections, with the 14-day average finally falling below 40.

Build your upper body strength with this move!

Try this move at home or at a gym to build some upper body strength.

Try this move at home or at a gym to build some upper body strength.

Bounce into fitness

Looking for a more intense workout…or trying to get back into fitness after an injury? Well then, some experts say you should strap on a pair of rebound boots. The boot cr

Looking for a more intense workout…or trying to get back into fitness after an injury? Well then, some experts say you should strap on a pair of rebound boots. The boot cr

Killer butt workout with resistance bands

This booty blasting move is just what you need to tone that behind. Get your resistance bands out, and lets get to work!

This booty blasting move is just what you need to tone that behind. Get your resistance bands out, and lets get to work!

Twisting prayer lunge for the beginner yogi

It's never too late to start! Twist your way into this prayer lounge and you are half way there to becoming a Yogi.

It's never too late to start! Twist your way into this prayer lounge and you are half way there to becoming a Yogi.

Feed your skin with these foods

Skin is a reflection of what is going on inside the body, plus a combination of genetic inheritance, hormones and lifestyle but the way you ‘feed your skin’ really does have a fundamental part to play in the way we age.

Skin is a reflection of what is going on inside the body, plus a combination of genetic inheritance, hormones and lifestyle but the way you ‘feed your skin’ really does have a fundamental part to play in the way we age.

Feel more joyful and less stressed by getting a good night's sleep

Want to feel more joyful, and reduce your stress levels? Then get a good night's sleep, experts have suggested.

Want to feel more joyful, and reduce your stress levels? Then get a good night's sleep, experts have suggested.

Focusing on self-care and wearing face masks 'can help mental wellbeing during pandemic'

Focusing on self-care and wearing face masks can help alleviate mental health struggles during the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have suggested.

Focusing on self-care and wearing face masks can help alleviate mental health struggles during the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have suggested.

Sarcasm is ‘bad for heart health'

Experts have warned that sarcasm could be bad for your heart.

Experts have warned that sarcasm could be bad for your heart.

How to practice self-care as a parent

For those with children stuck at home this school year, these self-care practices may help improve your family's day-to-day life.

For those with children stuck at home this school year, these self-care practices may help improve your family's day-to-day life.

Overhauling your diet during pregnancy could lead to healthier kids

Obese pregnant women should overhaul their lifestyle to ensure their children have long-term health benefits, a new study has discovered.

Obese pregnant women should overhaul their lifestyle to ensure their children have long-term health benefits, a new study has discovered.

Monday 14 September: 35 new cases and six new deaths in Victoria

Victorian Premier announces the state has recorded 35 new cases and six deaths in the past 24 hours.

Victorian Premier announces the state has recorded 35 new cases and six deaths in the past 24 hours.

How to introduce calm into your routine

Now more than ever we should be setting aside time each day to give ourselves a break from the stresses of day-to-day life and there are certain practices you can do to bring calm into your daily routine.

Now more than ever we should be setting aside time each day to give ourselves a break from the stresses of day-to-day life and there are certain practices you can do to bring calm into your daily routine.

Coronavirus: Queensland announces second day with no new COVID-19 cases

Queensland's Deputy Premier Steven Miles announces a second day with no new COVID-19 cases.

Queensland's Deputy Premier Steven Miles announces a second day with no new COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus: Victoria records 41 new cases

Victoria has recorded 41 new cases in the past 24 hours and seven new COVID-19 deaths.

Victoria has recorded 41 new cases in the past 24 hours and seven new COVID-19 deaths.

Coronavirus: More anti-lockdown protests planned in Melbourne

Anti-lockdown protesters are planning another protest in Melbourne, but are not releasing details until the last minute in an attempt to avoid police interference.

Anti-lockdown protesters are planning another protest in Melbourne, but are not releasing details until the last minute in an attempt to avoid police interference.

Melbourne woman dragged from car by police

Police powers have been put under the spotlight after video was posted on social media of Melbourne woman Natalie Bonner being dragged from her car after she refused to get out.

Police powers have been put under the spotlight after video was posted on social media of Melbourne woman Natalie Bonner being dragged from her car after she refused to get out.

Coronavirus: No cases in Queensland overnight

Sunday September 13: Queensland's Deputy Premier has announced that Queensland recorded zero new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

Sunday September 13: Queensland's Deputy Premier has announced that Queensland recorded zero new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

Coronavirus: Grandmother denied entry into Brisbane to attend son’s funeral

A grandmother from northern NSW has been refused an exemption to attend her son’s funeral in Brisbane.

A grandmother from northern NSW has been refused an exemption to attend her son’s funeral in Brisbane.

Coronavirus: Victoria records promising drop in cases

Victoria has recorded a promising drop in COVID-19 cases with the lowest daily increase since June.

Victoria has recorded a promising drop in COVID-19 cases with the lowest daily increase since June.

Coronavirus: Some Victorian restriction to ease earlier than expected

Pet grooming and beauty service sectors will open earlier than planned as Victoria recorded a drop in COVID-19 cases.

Pet grooming and beauty service sectors will open earlier than planned as Victoria recorded a drop in COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus: Protesters fined and arrested at Melbourne anti-lockdown rally

Victorian Police have arrested 14 people and issued more than 50 infringements at Melbourne anti-lockdown protests.

Victorian Police have arrested 14 people and issued more than 50 infringements at Melbourne anti-lockdown protests.

Easiest tricks to weight loss

There are some quick fixes that can help you lose weight, both with your exercise and what you eat.

There are some quick fixes that can help you lose weight, both with your exercise and what you eat.

Insomnia 'linked to increase in developing type 2 diabetes'

Insomnia has been linked to an increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Insomnia has been linked to an increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

How to lower stress at work

A new survey reveals stress in the workplace is on the rise. But there are ways employers can help their employees.

A new survey reveals stress in the workplace is on the rise. But there are ways employers can help their employees.

Is it bad to eat before bed?

Health experts agree, eating a large meal right before going to bed is bad for your health. But eating a small nutritious snack can actually be good for your body.

Health experts agree, eating a large meal right before going to bed is bad for your health. But eating a small nutritious snack can actually be good for your body.

People with divorced parents 'have low levels of love hormone'

People whose parents divorced when they were younger have low levels of a 'love hormone', according to a new study.

People whose parents divorced when they were younger have low levels of a 'love hormone', according to a new study.

Children born in autumn at higher risk of allergies

A study has discovered that children born in the autumn are at higher risk of developing allergic diseases.

A study has discovered that children born in the autumn are at higher risk of developing allergic diseases.

Coronavirus: Victoria reaches 701 COVID-19 deaths

Thursday September 9: The state recorded seven new deaths overnight along with 51 new COVID-19 cases.

Thursday September 9: The state recorded seven new deaths overnight along with 51 new COVID-19 cases.

How to strengthen your back

Leading fitness instructor and regular Telegraph contributor Scott Laidler demonstrates exercises to help strengthen and stabilise your back muscles

Leading fitness instructor and regular Telegraph contributor Scott Laidler demonstrates exercises to help strengthen and stabilise your back muscles

Exercises to help strengthen your legs

Learn how to strengthen and tone your legs with this set of exercises devised by personal trainer and fitness expert Jenny Pacey

Learn how to strengthen and tone your legs with this set of exercises devised by personal trainer and fitness expert Jenny Pacey

Training for a Time Goal? Follow these Tips

Training for a time goal is about more than just 'running faster'. This video offers tips on how to improve your time

Training for a time goal is about more than just 'running faster'. This video offers tips on how to improve your time

Alcohol consumption increases risk of high blood pressure in type 2 diabetics

Researchers have determined that drinking eight or more alcoholic beverages a week may increase the risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure, among adults suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Researchers have determined that drinking eight or more alcoholic beverages a week may increase the risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure, among adults suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Five-Minute Body Boost Workout

Increasing strength and muscle definition can be quick and simple. You can top up your daily walk (or run) with a good stretch and some basic body weight moves that take less than five minutes with Laura Williams.

Increasing strength and muscle definition can be quick and simple. You can top up your daily walk (or run) with a good stretch and some basic body weight moves that take less than five minutes with Laura Williams.

Breakfast habits that are ruining your day

Everyone's different when it comes to eating breakfast.

Everyone's different when it comes to eating breakfast.

What does it take to build muscle?

When it comes to building muscle, its important to understand exactly what you're looking for, and how to achieve it.

When it comes to building muscle, its important to understand exactly what you're looking for, and how to achieve it.

Habits that can tank your weight loss goals

Shedding the pounds isn't always easy when you're working against yourself.

Shedding the pounds isn't always easy when you're working against yourself.

How to get a slimmer looking face

Targeted weight-loss may not be a solution for those looking for a slimmer face.

Targeted weight-loss may not be a solution for those looking for a slimmer face.

How strict should your plant-based diet be?

Is it possible to be plant-based and also eat meat? Doctors say absolutely.

Is it possible to be plant-based and also eat meat? Doctors say absolutely.

Habits to optimize immunity

Social distancing and hand sanitizer aren't the only ways to strengthening your immunity.

Social distancing and hand sanitizer aren't the only ways to strengthening your immunity.

Strategies for finding joy

Finding joy can be difficult, so it's important to discover ways to help yourself locate it.

Finding joy can be difficult, so it's important to discover ways to help yourself locate it.

Coronavirus: Victoria records 55 new cases, eight deaths

Victoria has recorded 55 new cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths in the past 24 hours.

Victoria has recorded 55 new cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths in the past 24 hours.

Thyroid problems 'could increase risk of developing anxiety'

People with thyroid problems could be at a significant risk of developing anxiety.

People with thyroid problems could be at a significant risk of developing anxiety.

Fruit and veg portions: what constitutes one of your five a day?

What constitutes an actual portion of fruit or veg for your five a day? Let’s take a look.

What constitutes an actual portion of fruit or veg for your five a day? Let’s take a look.

Exercises to help build your glutes

In this video, fitness instructor Jenny Pacey demonstrates a set of exercises aimed at tightening your glutes, include the Bulgarian split lunge, squat variations and side leg

In this video, fitness instructor Jenny Pacey demonstrates a set of exercises aimed at tightening your glutes, include the Bulgarian split lunge, squat variations and side leg

The best H.I.T.T circuits to do at home

In this video, personal trainer and founder of That Girl London, Christina Howells, runs through a series of quick high intensity tactical training circuits aimed at enhancing

In this video, personal trainer and founder of That Girl London, Christina Howells, runs through a series of quick high intensity tactical training circuits aimed at enhancing

The best arm-toning exercises to do at home

In this video, personal trainer Christina Howells runs through a series of exercises aimed at toning your arms and strengthening the surrounding muscles

In this video, personal trainer Christina Howells runs through a series of exercises aimed at toning your arms and strengthening the surrounding muscles

How to get rid of your man boobs

Leading fitness instructor and regular Telegraph contributor Scott Laidler demonstrates exercises to help strengthen and tone your pectoral muscles

Leading fitness instructor and regular Telegraph contributor Scott Laidler demonstrates exercises to help strengthen and tone your pectoral muscles

How to get rid of your beer belly

In this episode of Fighting Forty, leading fitness instructor Scott Laidler demonstrates exercises targeting specific problem areas for men of a certain age - starting with th

In this episode of Fighting Forty, leading fitness instructor Scott Laidler demonstrates exercises targeting specific problem areas for men of a certain age - starting with th

How to boost your flexibility

Maintaining good flexibility is an important part of staying fit and active. In this video, personal trainer Scott Laidler demonstrates a variety of stretches to help boost yo

Maintaining good flexibility is an important part of staying fit and active. In this video, personal trainer Scott Laidler demonstrates a variety of stretches to help boost yo

Barbecuing red meats 'linked to chronic disease'

A new study has shown that barbecuing meat at a high temperature could be bad for our health.

A new study has shown that barbecuing meat at a high temperature could be bad for our health.

Coronavirus: Violent clashes break out in Melbourne’s lockdown protests

Violent clashes have broken out between protesters and police as hundreds illegally rallied against Melbourne's COVID-19 lockdown laws.

Violent clashes have broken out between protesters and police as hundreds illegally rallied against Melbourne's COVID-19 lockdown laws.

Coronavirus: Government pledging a skills-led-recovery

The Government is pledging skills-led-recovery spending over 500 million dollars to keep 90 thousand trainees and apprentices in work.

The Government is pledging skills-led-recovery spending over 500 million dollars to keep 90 thousand trainees and apprentices in work.

Coronavirus: High number of patients on life support in Melbourne hospital

A record number of patients including those with coronavirus are now on life support in the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

A record number of patients including those with coronavirus are now on life support in the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

The most common barriers to getting that home workout done

What are the most common obstacles people face working out from home?

What are the most common obstacles people face working out from home?

A diet rich in zinc boosts immune system

Zinc is an important nutrient needed to boost your immune system. Oysters are the best source of natural zinc. For vegetarians, the options are limited.

Zinc is an important nutrient needed to boost your immune system. Oysters are the best source of natural zinc. For vegetarians, the options are limited.

Keeping fit for better brain health

A new study says you can help your brain health by stating in shape.

A new study says you can help your brain health by stating in shape.

Coronavirus: WA ship cluster

A coronavirus cluster has arrived by ship in WA, with six members infected.

A coronavirus cluster has arrived by ship in WA, with six members infected.

Exercises to help strengthen your knees

In this video, leading fitness instructor Scott Laidler runs through some exercises aimed at strengthening your knees while staying fit and healthy

In this video, leading fitness instructor Scott Laidler runs through some exercises aimed at strengthening your knees while staying fit and healthy

How to tackle muscle loss

In this episode of Fighting Forty, personal trainer Scott Laidler demonstrates a series of exercises to help stregthen, tone and combat muscle loss

In this episode of Fighting Forty, personal trainer Scott Laidler demonstrates a series of exercises to help stregthen, tone and combat muscle loss

Exercises for a low impact workout

In this video, leading fitness instructor Scott Laidler demonstrates a low-impact workout which is gentle on the joints

In this video, leading fitness instructor Scott Laidler demonstrates a low-impact workout which is gentle on the joints

Cooking oils for healthier living

There are several cooking oils to choose from. If you want oils to contribute to a healthy lifestyle, here are some choices.

There are several cooking oils to choose from. If you want oils to contribute to a healthy lifestyle, here are some choices.

Vigorous activity can lead to longer life

Working out is always good, but a vigorous workout can actually extend your life.

Working out is always good, but a vigorous workout can actually extend your life.

When should a mattress be replaced?

They key to good health is a good night's sleep. And the key to a good night's sleep is a good mattress.

They key to good health is a good night's sleep. And the key to a good night's sleep is a good mattress.

Bee venom found to kill breast cancer

An Australian study has found that honey bee venom can rapidly kill aggressive breast cancer cells.

An Australian study has found that honey bee venom can rapidly kill aggressive breast cancer cells.

Colon cancer: learn the most common symptoms and causes

What is colon cancer?

What is colon cancer?

Getting a good night's sleep could stop you feeling angry

Getting a good night's sleep could be the key in stopping you from feeling angry.

Getting a good night's sleep could be the key in stopping you from feeling angry.

Bad Post-Dinner Habits

For those aiming to lose some weight, what you do after dinner may have big consequences on your goals.

For those aiming to lose some weight, what you do after dinner may have big consequences on your goals.

Can Food Dictate Calorie Burn?

Sometimes even the foods you eat can help you burn calories.

Sometimes even the foods you eat can help you burn calories.

Workouts for those 50+

As you grow older, to stay healthy you may have to switch up workout plans.

As you grow older, to stay healthy you may have to switch up workout plans.

Exercises to help improve core strength

In this video, fitness instructor Jenny Pacey runs through the correct positioning and technique for a set of exercises aimed at strengthening your core

In this video, fitness instructor Jenny Pacey runs through the correct positioning and technique for a set of exercises aimed at strengthening your core

Exercises to strengthen your arms

Learn how to strengthen and tone your arms with this set of exercises devised by personal trainer and fitness expert Jenny Pacey

Learn how to strengthen and tone your arms with this set of exercises devised by personal trainer and fitness expert Jenny Pacey

Exercises to help strengthen your abdominals

Personal trainer and fitness expert Jenny Pacey demonstrates the correct positioning and technique for a set of exercises to work out your abdominal muscles

Personal trainer and fitness expert Jenny Pacey demonstrates the correct positioning and technique for a set of exercises to work out your abdominal muscles

Exercises to help improve your cardio

Personal trainer and fitness expert Jenny Pacey demonstrates a set of exercises aimed at improving your cardiovascular activity

Personal trainer and fitness expert Jenny Pacey demonstrates a set of exercises aimed at improving your cardiovascular activity

These foods can reduce anxiety

According to American Psychiatric Association President Bruce Schwartz, MD “The stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic can and is having an effect on people’s physical and mental health”.

According to American Psychiatric Association President Bruce Schwartz, MD “The stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic can and is having an effect on people’s physical and mental health”.

Weight loss myths

There are many myths about weight loss. Let's try to separate fact from fiction.

There are many myths about weight loss. Let's try to separate fact from fiction.

Best foods to reduce Type 2 Diabetes

A new study by the British Journal of Medicine says a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help lower your risk to type 2 diabetes.

A new study by the British Journal of Medicine says a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help lower your risk to type 2 diabetes.

Weight loss 'more effective' with a partner

Want to lose weight more effectively? Then get your partner to diet with you.

Want to lose weight more effectively? Then get your partner to diet with you.

Flaxseed Is Good For Your Skin

Flaxseeds can help hydrate your skin and their a great source of vitamins and protein.

Flaxseeds can help hydrate your skin and their a great source of vitamins and protein.

New Report To Lose Weight

A new report out of the UK lays out a plan to help combat obesity.

A new report out of the UK lays out a plan to help combat obesity.

A Good Year For a Flu Shot

This year's flu season could be devastating to hospitals if people don't get their flu shots. But many are afraid to head to the doctor's office in the middle of a pandemic.

This year's flu season could be devastating to hospitals if people don't get their flu shots. But many are afraid to head to the doctor's office in the middle of a pandemic.

Covid-19 social distancing: 5 full-body exercises that can help keep you fit anywhere, any time

Lockdowns and social distancing measures because of the Covid-19 pandemic have meant gym enthusiasts have had to find other ways to stay fit. Nike master trainer Utah Lee demonstrates five exercises that

Lockdowns and social distancing measures because of the Covid-19 pandemic have meant gym enthusiasts have had to find other ways to stay fit. Nike master trainer Utah Lee demonstrates five exercises that

Exercises to improve upper body strength

In this video, fitness instructor Jenny Pacey runs through several exercises aimed at gaining upper body strength, including chin ups and inverted push ups

In this video, fitness instructor Jenny Pacey runs through several exercises aimed at gaining upper body strength, including chin ups and inverted push ups

Exercises to help eliminate love handles

Personal trainer Jenny Pacey runs through a set of exercises aimed at eliminating your love handles and strengthening the oblique area

Personal trainer Jenny Pacey runs through a set of exercises aimed at eliminating your love handles and strengthening the oblique area

Diet changes for menopausal women

There are ways to help lose weight when you are a woman over 50.

There are ways to help lose weight when you are a woman over 50.

The best veggies you should eat

These are the a list of the best vegetables you should be eating.

These are the a list of the best vegetables you should be eating.

Ways to lower your cholesterol

If you have high cholesterol there are ways to lower it.

If you have high cholesterol there are ways to lower it.

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