National Mental Health Commission Chair Calls for Political Courage in Reforming Mental Health

27 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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HPV Vaccination Program has Resulted in Fall in Cervical Abnormalities

27 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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New Hope in Fight Against Resistant Forms of Breast Cancer

27 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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.

AHHA Recommends Evaluation of Recent Health Reforms

26 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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Conference Puts Chronic Disease Prevention to Work

26 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

‘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.

Chronic Heart Failure Medicine Subsidy Welcomed

21 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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.

People with Chronic Lung Disease may be Missing Out on Effective Treatments

20 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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.

Discussion Paper on End-of-Life Medical Care To be Launched

19 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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.

New Technique Leads to Improved Infection Diagnosis for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

19 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

An international team of engineers and biologists has developed a new technique that could lead to improved infection diagnosis for cystic fibrosis patients.

Gene Discovered Which Plays a Role in Suppressing Lymphoma

19 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Adelaide researchers have found a specific gene plays an important role in suppressing lymphoma, a type of blood cell cancer.

Grants Awarded for Adult Immunisation Projects

19 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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:

New Clinical Decision Tool for Patient Treatment and Referrals

18 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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.

Antibiotic Awareness Week - Time to Reshape Consumer Expectations

18 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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 Health Professionals Prescribing Pathway is a Step in the Right Direction

15 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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.

Palliative Care Hospital Admissions Rise By Half in Ten Years

15 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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).

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