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2017 influenza vaccines now available
Vaccinations to protect Australians against four strains of this year’s influenza virus are now available – and are free of charge to those most at risk of getting sick this flu season.
Meningococcal W protection for NSW teens
The NSW Government will fund a new school-based meningococcal vaccination program for all Year 11 and 12 students to combat the rise in the W strain of this potentially fatal disease.
Future changes to cervical screening
The National Cervical Screening Program will change from 1 May 2017 to improve early detection and save more lives.
Update on the National Cancer Screening Register
An update for General Practitioners on the National Cancer Screening Register
Young women invited to have their first Pap test
On 1 July 2016, the NSW Cervical Screening Program will launch an invitation project for never screeners.
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.
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.
Hep C medicines listed on PBS
From 1 March 2016, four direct acting antiviral medicines for the treatment of hepatitis C will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
New report provides picture of breast cancer in young Australian women
A report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) for the first time presents information and statistics about breast cancer in young women aged 20-39 years.