New research: Socioeconomic disadvantage and its implications for population health planning
New research shows how regional contextual factors and demographic indicators play a significant and distinct role in obesity and overweight status of the population.
National Palliative Care Week: Dying to talk
It's National Palliative Care Week until 28 May and the theme is: Living well with chronic illness. The most recent AIHW statistics show most people accessing palliative care in Australia have cancer.
Reminder: Free influenza vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
Did you know that the influenza vaccine is available for free and recommended as part of the childhood vaccination schedule for Aboriginal children aged over 6 months to 5 years?
Illawarra, Shoalhaven named as a kidney disease hotspot
Kidney Health Australia has revealed disturbing figures that rank the Illawarra and Shoalhaven as the worst area in the country for kidney disease.
GPs can be the key to increasing bowel screening
GPs can play a vital role in the early detection of bowel cancer by encouraging their patients to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
Federal Budget 2016-17: Summary
The Turnbull Government handed down the 2016-17 Budget on Tuesday.
New research into the perceptions of primary care staff on data quality in general practice
A new article by Abhijeet Ghosh, Sandra McCarthy and Dr Liz Halcomb, recently published in an international peer-reviewed journal, provides insight into several key barriers and enablers perceived by primary care staff in maintaining accurate and complete patient records.
Find out about important changes happening to the NDSS
From 1 July 2016, the Government is introducing changes to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).
Could over 40,000 cancer cases in Australia be prevented?
Check Your Cancer Risk is a new interactive online tool to help people understand how lifestyle factors can contribute to their risk of cancer.
New report released on mental health services
More than two million Australians got help for mental health issues through Medicare last year, attending nearly 10 million appointments.