New research from the University of Adelaide suggests there are ongoing benefits in managing risk factors from annual GP health checks, amid growing international concern that such check-ups do not improve patients' health.
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute scientists have launched one of the world’s biggest studies of vitamin D’s role in our health.
[caption id="attachment_6334" align="alignright" width="200"] A potential cancer cell extruding from an epithelium. Courtesy of Yap Lab, UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_6318" align="alignright" width="200"] Clinical Research Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr James Scott . Photo supplied by University of Queensland[/caption]
The Queensland Branches of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia have announced the launch of a pilot pharmacist immunisation research program to be conducted across a number of community pharmacies the state.
A University of Adelaide study has shown the risk of serious complications such as stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight and neonatal death is approximately twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies compared with naturally conceived babies.
An international study has identified new genetic regions involved in rheumatoid arthritis which shed light on existing medicines that could be effective in treating the disease.
The national rate of 'golden staph', cases in public hospitals dropped between 2010-11 and 2012-13, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
General Practice Registrars Australia is the peak body for the next generation of general practitioners. The organisation is committed to improving the health care for all Australians through excellence in education and training, and promoting general practice as the medical specialty of choice. Over recent years, GPRA has put together a strong engagement initiative to start a conversation with these new and emerging doctors through a program called GP First.
Spending on cancer has risen at a slightly faster rate than total health spending in recent years, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
University of Queensland researchers have made a major leap forward in treating renal disease, announcing they have grown a kidney using stem cells.
[caption id="attachment_6146" align="alignleft" width="200"] Professor Len Harrison has been awarded the 2013 JDRF Lifetime Research Achievement Award for his research into type 1 diabetes.[/caption]
The Australian Medical Association has published the 2012-13 Indigenous Health Report Card; The Healthy Early Years – Getting the Right Start in Life.
The Dietitians Association of Australia and the Public Health Association of Australia have joined forces with Australian Red Cross to draw attention to the health gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians, due to food insecurity.