Tax deductions for work-related self-education expenses will be limited to $2000 per person from 1 July 2014 under reforms recently announced by the Federal Government.
Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon and Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek announced in November last year an agreement which would enable the Department of Defence and the Department of Health and Ageing to prepare for the establishment of a Medical Countermeasures Consortium involving Australia, USA, UK and Canada.
Twitter, the new social trend, can be a powerful tool to help prevent heart disease and improve health practices, according to a group of researchers affiliated with the University of Sydney.
In response to the dramatic rise in allergies and public health concern, researchers and clinicians from across Australia have developed a collaborative research centre to tackle the growing allergy epidemic.
The report of the McKeon Review – Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research – Better Health through Research has been released by Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek.
Today is World Parkinson’s Day and there is no better day to sign the Global Parkinson’s Pledge. Launched in 2010, the Global Parkinson's Pledge seeks 1 million signatures to give a clear, strong message to governments, health agencies of the United Nations system, and patient-oriented non-governmental organizations throughout the world to improve resources, education and investment into Parkinson's disease . Click here for more information.
Health experts and policy makers from overseas and Australia will gather at the 7th Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) World Health Day Forum this week to find ways to tackle the variety of health issues associated with hypertension, currently affecting an estimated 1 billion people worldwide.
The Australian Government has announced a new two-year pilot of a national Live Organ Donor Leave Scheme.
Four national health bodies have come together to support the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s call for the establishment of a Commonwealth Chief Dental Officer (CCDO) position in Canberra and a permanent Oral Health Advisory Council.
To highlight the issue of falls management and awareness, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is campaigning for April No Falls. The association is using the month of April to embrace the no falls message to highlight the issue of falls risk and promote prevention opportunities.
The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) has sent out a warning from infectious diseases experts for people to stay away from bats in the wake of details released at a major international infectious diseases conference.
This year’s annual Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) meeting had over 1200 people in attendance, well above the expected level, says the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA).
The value of compression therapy in treating lower leg ulcers is clinically proven, but until government subsidised funding is approved, many patients will continue to suffer unnecessarily, as The Australian Wound Management Association’s (AWMA) Robin Osborne explains.