New research from the University of Adelaide indicates children's obesity could be inherited from the sperm of obese fathers.
Australian scientists are helping to unravel the links between a person’s brain chemistry, genes and their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
New statistics from the National Heart Foundation of Australia show heart attack death rates have dropped 39 per cent in the last decade.
Funding for Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) funded services has been extended for a further year to ensure older Australians continue to have access to services.
Children with arthritis could one day receive more targeted treatment thanks to potential markers for the severity of the disorder discovered by researchers at the University of Adelaide and Women's and Children's Hospital.
As of Monday July 15, NSW Health will no longer provide free whooping cough vaccine to GPs for vaccination of mothers after they have given birth.
Northern Tasmanians have the opportunity to participate in an innovative exercise program trial which will enable them to live healthier, more active lives.
Improving outcomes for critically ill patients has been a focus of international research for Professor Leanne Aitken and one which has led to her becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses.
A La Trobe University-led study has found delayed clamping of the umbilical cord after birth benefits babies by increasing their blood and iron levels.
The Hon Sharon Bird MP, Federal Minister for Regional Communications will launch a National Broadband Network (NBN) enabled tele-health trial in home care services for older Australians in Geraldton WA, today. Telehealth can deliver healthcare through remotely monitoring a person’s vital signs utilising equipment that is installed in their home.
The Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research Tanya Plibersek, has announced an extra $13.5 million for new primary care research, including Australia’s first international primary health care research organisation.
While death rates from stroke in Australia fell by 70 per cent between 1979 and 2010, the total number of strokes rose by approximately six per cent over the same period.
The first Home Care packages for older Australians have been announced by Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Senator Jacinta Collins, as part of more than $500 million in aged care funding.
Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld, head of Monash University’s Department of Surgery and Directory of the Department of Neurosurgery at The Alfred hospital has been awarded an Officer of The Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Three new generation cancer medicines have been included in the newly approved list of drugs being added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.