International designers in health converge at world congress in Brisbane

19 June, 2013 by ahhb

Professor Ian Frazer Congress patron / AC, FRA, FAA

How do we combat the misuse codeine-based pain relief medicines

13 May, 2013 by ahhb

President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Grant Kardachi, explains the need for all healthcare professionals to be aware of the potential for addiction and growing misuse of codeine-containing products.

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards: Governance, partnering with consumers and healthcare associated infection

02 May, 2013 by ahhb

As of January 1 this year, all Australian hospitals and day procedure services began accreditation against ten new National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, writes the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s Amy Winter.

Clinical Care Threatened by Education Expense Reforms

24 April, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

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.

Agreement on medical countermeasures Signed

18 April, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

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 is Good for the Heart

17 April, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

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.

New Centre for Research in Paediatric Food Allergy and Food-related Immune Disorders

16 April, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

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.

McKeon Review Released for Public Access

12 April, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

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.

Sign The Global Parkison's Pledge

11 April, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

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 Leaders Meet in Melbourne to Tackle Issues Associated with Hypertension

11 April, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

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 future of Australian Healthcare

11 April, 2013 by ahhb

National Live Organ Donor Leave Scheme Announced

10 April, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

The Australian Government has announced a new two-year pilot of a national Live Organ Donor Leave Scheme.

Health Bodies Unite to Call for Stronger Leadership in Public Dental Health

05 April, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

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.

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