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Terms of Reference Announced for Mental Health Services Review

05 February, 2014 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_6263" align="alignright" width="110"] Minister for Health Peter Dutton[/caption]


CHeBA Lobbies Prime Minister to Place Dementia on G20 Agenda

04 February, 2014 by Petrina Smith

On the back of the success of the recent G8, the the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) is lobbying Prime Minister Tony Abbott to to place dementia prominently on the G20 agenda, when it is held in November.


Global Report released for World Cancer Day

04 February, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The World Cancer Report, released today for World Cancer Day, shows that cancer is the biggest cause of mortality globally, responsible for 8.2 million deaths per year and rising.


Queensland Department of Health Acts in Fraud Awareness Month

03 February, 2014 by Petrina Smith

In its bid to prevent another fake Tahitian Prince scandal, the Queensland Department of Health is adoping a zero tolerance approach to fraud, misconduct and corruption in Fraud Awareness Month.


Register 4 Cancer Research Opened Up to All Cancers

03 February, 2014 by Petrina Smith


Targeted Treatments for Parkinson's Disease Now More Possible

03 February, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Targeting treatments for patients with Parkinson's disease may be more possible with a surprise discovery made by  UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute (QBI).


Doctors Prescribe FebFast to Raise Awareness of Excessive Alcohol Consumption

30 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

With excessive consumption of alcohol a concern in the community, AMA Victoria is proving to patients and themselves that a month without alcohol is just what the doctor ordered by participating in FebFast.


Organ Donation in 2013 Highest on Record

30 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_6626" align="alignright" width="145"] Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash[/caption]


Program Helping Teenagers Better Manage Diabetes Sees Success

29 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A Griffith University and Gold Coast Health program to help teenagers  better manage diabetes has seen success on the Gold Coast.


Take the Pledge to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

29 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Health professionals are being urged to take the pledge to fight antibiotic resistance after new research shows making a public  commitment leads to  significant improvements in antibiotic prescribing.


New CEO at National Heart Foundation of Australia

28 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The National Heart Foundation of Australia has appointed former Victorian SES Chief Mary Barry as the charity’s new National CEO.


Medical Workforce Shows Growth in Latest AIHW Report

24 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The medical workforce is continuing to grow, with increased supply across all regions of Australia, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).


Annual Gold Questionnaire Available to Pharmacists

24 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

One of the pharmacy profession’s most popular education tools, the Annual Gold Questionnaire, is available exclusively online at the PSA website and will be available until 1 March 2014.


Non Toxic Treatment for Human Breast Cancer Being Developed

23 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A University of Queensland researcher is developing a “Trojan horse” non-toxic treatment for human breast cancer.


Still a Grey Zone in Diagnostic Boundaries for Autism Spectrum Disorder

21 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Despite changes implemented last year to modernise and clarify diagnostic boundaries for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there is still a 'grey zone' which could lead to both over and under diagnosis, according to a new overview of autism.


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