Ongoing Benefits in Making Risk Factors from Annual GP Health Checks

20 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.

World's Biggest Vitamin D Study Launched in Australia

16 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute scientists have launched one of the world’s biggest studies of vitamin D’s role in our health.

Protein Discovered that Could Stop Cancerous Cells Spreading

15 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

[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]

Bullies and Victims Face Increased Risk of Developing Mental Health Problems

14 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_6318" align="alignright" width="200"] Clinical Research Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr James Scott . Photo supplied by University of Queensland[/caption]

Pharmacist Immunisation Research Program Piloted in Queensland

13 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.

Higher Risk of Birth Problems Using Assisted Reproductive Therapies

09 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.

Study Identifies Effective Medicines for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

06 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.

Rate of Golden Staph Cases in Public Hospitals has Dropped

20 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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).

The Next Generation: Assisting Emerging Doctors with Career Choices

18 December, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

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 Risen Faster than Total Health Spending

16 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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).

UQ has Grown a Kidney Using Stem Cells

16 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

University of Queensland researchers have made a major leap forward in treating renal disease,  announcing they have grown a kidney using stem cells.

Professor Len Harrison wins JDRF Lifetime Achievement Award

12 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

[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]

Indigenous Health Report Card Published

11 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Australian Medical Association has published the 2012-13 Indigenous Health Report Card;  The Healthy Early Years – Getting the Right Start in Life.

G8 Governments Urged to Support Research into Dementia

10 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith


Health Organisation Raise Awareness of Food Insecurity

10 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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.

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