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Indigenous Eye Health On Track and Online

01 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

In a report published by the Medical Journal of Australia, support for Indigenous eye care is improving according to 42 recommendations made in a roadmap aiming to close the gap in health services. University of Melbourne researchers Dr Marian Abouzeid, Mitchell Anjou and Professor Hugh Taylor said that progress has been made to increase services, improve efficiencies and support better Indigenous patient engagement with the eye care system.

Suicide Prevention Training for Emergency Department Staff

04 June, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Queensland Emergency Department staff in public hospitals will be receiving patient suicide prevention training as part of a new tailored package rolling out over the next 12 months. It will provide welcomed improvements on the current training which requires full or half-day attendance and is generally targeted at mental health professionals.

Victoria and Queensland join Marijuana Trials

21 April, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The states will join with New South Wales in three separate trials to test for the benefits of medicinal marijuana with a total cost of $9 million to commence in mid-2016.

Changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee

09 February, 2015 by Petrina Smith

The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, has announced changes to the  Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.

Physiotherapists now Recognised Diabetes Educators

05 December, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Physiotherapists have been recognised as credentialled diabetes educators by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.

Infectious Disease Expert Appointed

27 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Federal Government has appointed the University of Sydney's Professor Lyn Gilbert to advise on the prevention and control of infectious diseases, in the event of an Ebola outbreak.

More Than One Third of Deaths By Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease

27 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has indicated that cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease were the underlying causes of almost 53,000, or 36%, of deaths in 2011.

Rise in Palliative Care related Hospital Admissions

24 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The number of palliative care related hospital admissions rose by 52% between 2002-03 and 2011-12, according to a new report released  by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Early Life Nutrition Report Highlights Importance of Diet Before, During and After Giving Birth

19 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Mothers should consider their nutrition during pre-conception, pregnancy and before a child turns three to help protect against the threat of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and allergy in later life, according to a new Early Life Nutrition Report

Study Highlights Increasing Risks of Opioid Misuse

16 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The need to fast track real-time prescription reporting for some drugs has been given renewed impetus in a study highlighting the increasing risks of opioid misuse. The study, “An overview of the patterns of prescription opioid use, costs and related harms in Australia”, published in the June edition of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, finds that between 1992 and 2012, opioid dispensing increased 15-fold (500,000 to 7.5 million) and the corresponding cost to the Australian government increased 32-fold ($8.5 million to $271 million).

Lung Test Could Help Asthmatic Children Better Manage Their Condition

04 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Sydney researchers have discovered how a novel type of lung test could help asthmatic children better manage their condition at home.

Concerns for Future of Surgical Workforce

25 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A new report claims that at a time when the number of surgeons in Australasia needs to be growing, medical student interest in surgery as a career is stagnant, raising serious concerns for the surgical workforce of the future.

General Practice Leaders call for government to invest in training

21 February, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Access to affordable and timely healthcare in both rural and urban settings will be at risk if the Government fails to invest in general practice training, according to Australia’s general practice leaders.

Communique from the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee

06 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee (APPFSC) met on recently (18 November 2013) and is pleased to report on the following outcomes.

Australasian Emergency Departments facing the challenges

30 September, 2013 by ahhb

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