Australia’s organ donation levels are low by international standards. At least twenty countries achieve better donation rates than Australia’s 16.1 donors per million population (DPMP), including Belgium (29.9 DPMP), the United States (25.9), France (25.5) and the United Kingdom (20.8).
Calling all filmmakers: This year’s Tropfest has teamed up with the NPS MedicineWise to run a community service announcement film competition educating the public on the issue of antibiotic resistance. The winners will share a prize pool of $10,000 in cash.
A Yale University-led study may confirm the regularly contested notion that people are more likely to catch a common cold in cool-weather conditions.
The World Heart Federation has announced that Dr Salim Yusuf has begun his tenure as the new President of the organisation, following on from immediate Past-President, Prof. K. Srinath Reddy.
Simple, quality communication with patients is the key to ensuring infection prevention and control outcomes are improved.
A merger with the Menzies Foundation is set to position Griffith University as a leader in world-class allied health research.
Western Australian researchers have played an important role in a major international collaboration to discover genes for glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness.
With the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 being debated in the Senate this week, the The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is arguing Australians already pay too much for their medicines.
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A vaccination program for pregnant women will help protect their newborn babies from deadly whooping cough as part of the Queensland Government’s new immunisation strategy.
The management of common health conditions varies considerably depending upon where people live, according to the paper Exploring Healthcare Variation in Australia released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Learning about brain scans and other biomedical imaging tools is now free to anyone anywhere who has access to a computer and the internet.
Medicines to treat diabetes and lung cancer have been added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).