Associate Professor Ruth Stewart has been appointed as the new National Rural Health Commissioner, succeeding Professor Paul Worley.
The government has announced that the office of the National Rural Health Commissioner will be extended past its current expiry date of 30 June 2020.
Dr Michael McLaughlin was a medical student at JCU when he discovered a love of working in rural and remote communities.
Dr Ebonney van der Meer set her sights on moving to Cooktown, with a mission in mind — to make a difference in the community.
Junior doctors in regional and rural Australia more likely to be satisfied than metropolitan counterparts, says UNSW research.
A new screening method is breaking down cultural barriers to improve cervical cancer prevention.
Dr Rengel spends his time flying to remote communities in WA, providing medical assistance. He shares how he combines his love of rural medicine with flying.
HESTA Nurse of the Year Gail Yarran speaks about closing the gap, her faith, and resilience in the face of personal and institutional racism.
With nearly 17% of the local population smoking, health-related issues were forecast to swamp local services. Something had to be done.
Researchers have found that up to one-third of country-based mental health sufferers are in denial about having a problem.
Improving treatment and reducing the death and injury toll from snakebites globally took a major step forward when the World Health Organization added snakebite to the highest priority list of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) this month.
New research from The George Institute for Global Health and the University of Sydney has found that opioid painkillers, a common treatment for low back pain, provide minimal benefit.
The weekend played hosted to a 48-hour hackathon aimed at providing solutions to the health concerns facing today’s ageing population. More than 18 solutions were developed in Melbourne with experts from HealthXL, Victoria’s Northern Health and Alzheimer’s Australia, along with health researchers and technical experts from IBM.
A study into the delivery of mental health services shows that there is inequity and a lack of universality in Australia.