• First chair of family violence prevention
    First chair of family violence prevention

    Professor Kelsey Hegarty has been appointed as Australia’s first chair of Family Violence Prevention. It will be a joint appointment by The University of Melbourne and the Royal Women’s Hospital (the Women’s).

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  • Close gap in heart health
    Close gap in heart health

    The Heart Foundation is renewing its commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by launching a new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) during National Reconciliation Week.

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Labiaplasty: Ignore hype

    • No increasing incidence of labiaplasty
    • Pornography not main driver of surgery
    • Female genital satisfaction is complex

Medicare backflip welcomed

    • Changes to Medicare billing canned
    • High quality primary healthcare urged
    • Proactively address poorer health outcomes

Obese ‘state of emergency’

    • Crisis declared a state of emergency
    • Eight out of 10 people are too fat
    • 'Disastrous' for our health system

Featured Health Stories

Documentary launched for International Nurses and Midwives Day

What it means to be a nurse or midwife in Tasmania and the dedication and commitment brought to the roles is explored first-hand in a new documentary.

Five point plan for flu season

The Queensland Government is preparing Queensland’s public hospitals for a tough flu season with a five point plan to drive efficiencies, keep emergency departments moving and get ambulances back on the road.

$65M pharmaceuticals distribution centre

The Queensland Government has welcomed the decision by Sigma Pharmaceuticals to develop a new $65 million distribution centre in Queensland.

Taking malaria breath markers to world

Australian scientists will be field testing their ground-breaking breath markers for malaria, thanks to a $1.4 million research grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Having sweet tooth not always linked to being overweight

Sugar is the latest target in the fight against obesity, with calls for Australia to follow the lead of countries such as the UK, Mexico and Hungary and introduce a tax on sugary drinks.

Starving cancer key to new treatments

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found a vital supply route that cancer cells use to obtain their nutrients, in a discovery that could lead to new treatments to stop the growth of tumours.

Tobacco tax helps take puff out of smoking

The Heart Foundation has applauded the Australian Government for maintaining support of a significant increase in tobacco tax in its 2016 Budget.