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AusPlay shows children need to get more active


Fifty four per cent of children aged under 14 years are active at least once a week in organised sport or physical activity after school hours, the most comprehensive survey of Australians’ sporting activity and motivation has found.

Australia’s biggest clinical trial part of $483m health research grants


The largest clinical trial ever undertaken in Australia is among $483 million in grants for health and medical research funding announced by the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley.

$2.8 Million for Cure4MND Research


Funding to find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease received a boost with the Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport, Sussan Ley, presenting Neale Daniher and the Cure4MND Foundation a cheque for $2.8 million.

50,000 preschools to receive free water safety education packs


Summer can be a time of fun in the sun and in the water, but it is also a time to be extra careful about children’s water safety.

Patients gain subsidised access to expensive new medicines


Australians from 1 December will pay no more than $38.30 for a medicine to treat thyroid cancer that would cost a patient $117,000 without subsidised access through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week


Funding to conduct a survey to better understand why young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at increased risk of blood borne viruses (BBV) and sexually transmissible infections (STI) has been announced.

Health Care Homes’ voluntary trial scheduled for mid-2017


The Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley, said the Australian Government was committed to its Health Care Homes program to find better ways of delivering medical services to an ageing population with one in two Australian living with a chronic condition.

National mental health charity achieves 30-year milestone


For 30 years SANE Australia has provided help and support to Australians experiencing mental health issues.

Official departmental figures show record GP bulk-billing rates


Official departmental figures show that 85.4 per cent of GP services were bulk billed with no out of pocket expenses for patients in June-September 2016.

Lismore Hospital redevelopment to deliver improved health services


The finalisation of a major stage of the Lismore Hospital redevelopment project will deliver improved health services for people throughout the NSW Far North Coast.

ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK: how we can all help fight antibiotic resistance


Antibiotic Awareness Week is a global health initiative to alert everyone to the serious health threat posed by antibiotic resistance.

Men's Sheds Support Men's Health Across Australia


The Australian Government is investing in the promotion and support of men’s health and wellbeing through the announcement of funding towards nearly 100 Men’s Sheds across the country.

Community Pharmacies to Help Detect Diabetes


Community pharmacies will play a larger role in the early detection of type 2 diabetes.

Community-led solutions for Indigenous suicide prevention


The Australian Government has released the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) report, Solutions that Work: What the Evidence and Our People Tell Us.

National Plan to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance


Humans and animals will be better protected from the immediate global threat of antimicrobial resistance under the Australian Government’s new plan, developed in partnership with health professionals, research communities, veterinarians and agricultural industries.

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week


Australian women are being encouraged to make sure they are up to date with their cervical screening and Gardasil vaccinations.

Medical practices can apply for stage one of Health Care Homes


The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, has announced that medical practices in selected regions around Australia can apply for stage one of Health Care Homes.

Australian Sports Foundation raises record funds for sport


The Australian Sports Foundation has reported a record $32 million has been fundraised for sport, via tax deductible donations in 2015-16.

$20.5 million to continue funding for McGrath Breast Care Nurses


The Australian Government announced $20.5 million in new funding for McGrath Breast Care Nurses to ensure ongoing support for people being treated for breast cancer.

Childhood Cancer Network receives $20 million to help children with cancer


The Zero Childhood Cancer Collaboration Network received $20m from the Australian Government to help improve health outcomes for children with cancer.

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