Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - May, 2013
It might seem innocuous enough, but that morning latte you just sucked down may well be the obstacle stopping you from finally shedding those pounds, according to a team of researchers from the Western Australian Institute of Medical Research (WAIMR).
High-intensity interval training (HIT) could be the solution to a number of significant health problems, according to the latest research by the University of Queensland (UQ).
A 20 year study conducted by the University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Western Australia (UWA) has identified an alarming gap in life expectancy between those with a mental illness and the broader community.
Research efforts into curing multiple sclerosis will receive a $1 million boost after the Federal Government unveiled plans to assist Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA) to continue its world class research.
The Federal Government has released a new report on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), concluding that the scheme has continued to grow with new drug listings and increased demand for existing drugs listed under the scheme.
The Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) Reform Council has released its fourth report on the National Healthcare Agreement, concluding that Australians are living longer, smoking less and enjoying better health than ever before.
The Federal Government has announced the release of the newest edition of the Immunisation Myths and Realities booklet, providing practitioners with enough information to blast even the most obstinately ill-informed patient out of the water.
The incidence of strokes in the population has decreased significantly, but many are still preventable according to new research from the University of Adelaide.
The Federal Government has announced it will extend funding to the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health for another five years in a bid to further close the health gap between the country’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has introduced legislation before Parliament that will provide for a half a percentage point increase in the Medicare levy from 1.5 per cent to 2 per cent of taxable income to cover the costs of the DisabilityCare, the initiative formally known as the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The Federal Government has announced it will invest $10.5 million for the delivery of a national approach to protect Australians from asbestos-related diseases.
As the branch of government closest to the people, it is the role of the nation’s local government bodies to take a stand against violence against women, according to the President of the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) Bill McArthur.
The University of Adelaide has kicked off a new three-year research project to examine the potential of using adult stem cells in treating multiple sclerosis.
Parents the world-over now have more ammunition in getting their kids to eat their greens after researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ) found that broccoli boosts the battle against type 2 diabetes.