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Many areas of Australia are currently affected by bushfires and smoke. Find out how to manage the health effects of bushfire smoke and where to find local information.
A $5 million grant opportunity is now open for research into ways to improve quality of life for individuals with brain cancer. Projects will identify better approaches to address the medical, functional and psychosocial impacts of brain cancer.
A grant opportunity is now open for 10 teams of researchers to develop big ideas that may one day revolutionise health care. The funding comes from the Medical Research Future Fund's Frontier Health and Medical Research initiative.
A grant opportunity from the Medical Research Future Fund supports research into artificial intelligence (AI) in health care. Benefits of AI include improved clinical decision making, new approaches in healthcare delivery and helping patients to better manage their own health.
People react in different ways after traumatic experiences.
Returning from a country affected by disaster, where you may have been injured or experienced a traumatic event can cause distressing thoughts and feelings.
There are a number of support services available in every state and territory.
The Medical Research Future Fund is funding Australian participation in 3 international clinical trials. The trials will test new treatments for suspected septic shock in children, advanced colorectal cancer, and venous thromboembolism (blood clots).
A new grant opportunity from the Medical Research Future Fund enables researchers from Australia and Pacific Island countries to work together on these significant health threats.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.