There is new hope in the fight against resistant forms of breast cancer as Griffith Health Institute (GHI) research aims to target the disease with novel anti-cancer agents.
‘Chronic Diseases – Prevention and Improving Health Outcomes,’ is the theme of the 9th Gold Coast Health and Medical Research Conference 2013, being held at Surfers Paradise, on November 28 and 29.
The National Heart Foundation of Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to subsidise a chronic heart failure medicine, saying it will help improve the quality of life for many of the 300,000 people living with the debilitating disease.
Thousands of Australians with the chronic lung disease COPD may be missing out of some of the most effective non-drug treatments available, a new report by the Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring (ACAM) warns.
Current practices in end-of-life medical care require major change to ensure more Australians experience ‘better’ deaths, according to a panel of medical, ethical and legal experts.
An international team of engineers and biologists has developed a new technique that could lead to improved infection diagnosis for cystic fibrosis patients.
Adelaide researchers have found a specific gene plays an important role in suppressing lymphoma, a type of blood cell cancer.
Four projects set to increase adult immunisation rates across Australia have received funding through the GSK 2013 Adult Immunisation Grants. The winning applicants identified a need in their local community and submitted a proposal to help raise immunisation rates amongst “at risk” populations. The projects cover expectant or new parents and family members, travellers visiting friends and relatives, Korean migrants and local homeless populations. Each winner showcased innovative and creative thinking via their submission. The winners were announced at the National Primary Health Care Conference on the Gold Coast and they each received $20,000 to help implement their proposed adult immunisation project in 2014. The four winning grants in each category were:
A Brisbane Medicare Local and six New Zealand district health boards have introduced a new clinical decision tool for doctors to support patient treatment and referrals.
NPS MedicineWise is urging health professionals to pledge their commitment to preserve the miracle of antibiotics and reshape consumer expectations during Antiobiotic Awareness Week this week (18 - 24 November).
The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) said the Health Minister’s approval of The Health Professionals Prescribing Pathway (HPPP) this week is a step in the right direction to forming a nationally consistent approach to best practice prescribing models.
The number of palliative care-related hospital admissions rose by 49 per cent between 2001-02 and 2010-11, according to the report Palliative care services in Australia 2013 released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).