The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) is calling for the establishment of a National Centre for Disease Control to provide coordination of population health issues, particularly with regard to antimicrobial resistance.
Medical research aimed at unlocking the secrets of the brain has been given a boost with the announcement of six new dementia research grants.
A new study published in the Journal of Physiotherapy provides evidence to support the use of massage to control pain during labour.
Associate Professor Anton Peleg has been presented the Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical research for his work on hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic resistance.
A new study of twins at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and published in Genome Biology, has found rapid changes in the way our genes are activated occur in the first 18 months of life.
While a recent report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare indicates participation in the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) reduced in 2010-2011, incidence rates and mortality rates have both halved since the NCSP was introduced in 1991.
Adelaide based hospital burns unit will soon have state of the art telehealth videoconferencing equipment, following the award of a $15,000 Clipsal Community Grants of $15,000.
Geelong has had a long awaited for boost, with the announcement DisabilityCare will base its head office in the region.
Adults suffering from asbestos-related diseases are needed to participate in a University of Queensland study on the role nutrition plays in the quality of life for patients diagnosed with asbestosis or mesothelioma.
The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research at The University of Queensland has received a significant $9 million n funding from the Queensland Government.
Sydney Researchers have made an exciting breakthrough to being able to predict and implement preventative measures for common diseases, such as diabetes and asthma, before a baby is born.
A joint study by the University of Queensland and The University of Western Australia shows that mentally ill Australians are dying an average of 16 years earlier than the general population.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) s report A Snapshot of Rheumatoid Arthritis show management of the disease has changed considerably over the last decade.
More than a third of allied health students who completed a rural placement are now working in rural and remote Australia, according a new survey by Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH).