Chronic conditions news
Read the latest news on chronic conditions.
- 17 June 2022News
In celebration of Men’s Health Week, hear from Dr Lucas de Toca on how family history and lifestyle impact our health and learn tips to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- 17 June 2022News
Hear from Dr Lucas de Toca talk about whether men are more susceptible to certain illnesses or conditions compared to women, and when men should start regular health checks and screening tests.
- 25 March 2022News
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages can get their free 715 health check at Aboriginal Medical Services and bulk-billing clinics. This health check helps identify whether someone is at risk of illnesses or chronic conditions.
- 15 March 2022News
Professor Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, discusses making healthy choices, and the small steps we can take every day to enjoy a healthy life.
- 10 September 2021News
'Having a stroke is a scary experience. It can change your life in an instant. But our stories show that good outcomes are possible, even when everything feels overwhelming,' (Joe, survivor of stroke, and proud Kooma man).
- 1 March 2021News
The Australian Government has listed a range of medicines for treating multiple sclerosis, asthma and diabetes on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The listings will provide valuable support for more than 51,800 Australians living with these conditions, saving them up to $29,000 a year.
- 1 March 2021News
The Government has added a life-changing new eczema medicine to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The $270 million in funding to list the medicine will help up to 3,600 Australians over 12 years of age living with severe eczema.
- 24 July 2020News
The Government will invest $47 million over 4 years into a program to accelerate cutting-edge research into two of the most prominent health conditions that affect millions of Australians – diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
- 18 June 2020News
The Australian Government, together with the National Heart Foundation, has announced a further $12 million for research to improve treatment of people, including children, suffering cardiovascular disease and stroke.
- 5 June 2020News
The Australian Government is investing in vital research initiatives to tackle the nation’s two biggest killers — heart disease and stroke. This funding is the first round of disbursements from the Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) Cardiovascular Health Mission.
- 27 November 2019News
More than one year on from the first ever National Action Plan for Endometriosis, the Australian Government is continuing to support women and girls with endometriosis.
- 23 October 2019News
A new online directory will provide people living with chronic pain—and their health practitioners—with a comprehensive list of available services to help manage their conditions.
- 22 October 2019News
The Australian Government is calling for proposals for $3 million in research to better understand the causes and improve diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).
- 26 September 2019News
The ABS’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2018 report notes suicide dropped one place to 14th leading cause of death overall. Rates of mortality due to heart disease and cerebrovascular disease also decreased, however these remain among the leading causes of death in Australia.
- 26 August 2019News
The Australian Government will invest over $40 million to provide affordable access to 2 new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). This will help Australians with opiate addiction and those suffering breathlessness throughout their final stages of life.
- 22 July 2019News
The Australian Government is expanding access to a critically important medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that will help infants living with Cystic Fibrosis and save their families up to $300,000 per year.
- 15 July 2019News
To mark National Diabetes Week, the Australian Government is investing $2.8 million to help prevent and treat diabetes-related conditions.
- 30 October 2018News
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and from 1 November, Keytruda® will be listed on the PBS for first-line treatment of people with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.