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Grant opportunities for a range of medical research areas are now open under Medical Research Future Fund initiatives.
Grant recipients will use funding from the Medical Research Future Fund's Medical Research Commercialisation initiative to create medical technologies that help generations of future Australians.
Many parts of Australia will experience heatwave conditions over the coming weeks and months. Learn about the health effects of extreme heat, who is most at risk, the precautions you can take and where to get help during a heatwave.
Find out about new resources and information for prescribers to support care of people with dementia who live in residential aged care.
A significant investment in Indigenous health research will support efforts to prevent blindness, deafness and chronic kidney disease, and improve adolescent mental health.
Red Nose Limited and the University of Queensland's Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence will each receive $1.5 million to implement an awareness campaign to demystify stillbirth, educate pregnant women and improve national awareness of stillbirth.
Grants to support research into improved diagnosis and treatment methods for ovarian cancer open today. Ovarian cancer is the tenth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian women. This funding prioritises early detection and finding a cure.
A new grant opportunity will provide $100 million to improve access to clinical trials for Australians living in rural, remote and regional areas. Clinical trials test new medical advances, but barriers such as distance can make it hard for those in regional areas to take part.
The Australian Government is taking a further step towards reducing the number of lives lost to suicide in Australia, by providing $8 million to support research aimed at identifying effective approaches to suicide prevention.
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.
The Australian Public Service employee census report for 2019 has been released. Read more about the census and Health's results.
The Australian Government is investing $55 million into clinical trials for rare cancers and diseases. These include reproductive tract cancers, childhood brain cancer, neurological disorders and other areas of unmet need.
From 1 November 2019, Medicare rebates will ensure patients with advanced breast cancer can better manage and plan their treatment.
From 1 November 2019, Australians with complex eating disorders will be able to access new services through Medicare that will help save lives.
A $7 million research investment in pharmacogenomics will improve the treatment and outcomes of people with mental illness.
In response to this morning’s media the Department of Health advises that the new items that will be available from 1 November 2019 involve no changes to those health care professionals who are able to treat eating disorders under the MBS.
A new communication package is available to help healthcare providers conduct effective conversations with parents regarding childhood immunisations.
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.
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).
The annual Report Card on the Implementation Plan for The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013 to 2023, shows 12 of the 20 goals named in the Plan are on track to be achieved by 2023.