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Statement from the Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers about e-cigarettes and an emerging link between their use and lung disease.
The Australian Government Department of Health has established a National Dust Disease Taskforce to develop a national approach to the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases in Australia.
This media release is to reassure the Australian public that access to measles vaccines through the National Immunisation Program is available.
An independent expert health panel established by the Australian Government has concluded there is mostly limited or in some cases no evidence, that human exposure to per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is linked with human disease.
Australians at risk from influenza are encouraged to obtain free vaccination, with more than six million doses of the latest influenza vaccines available under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) in 2019.
The release today of the review of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Surveillance Colonoscopy highlights the need for doctors to take more care when determining which patients should be referred for colonoscopy.