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1 19.10.2015 - Cancer Council welcomes moves to legalise medicinal cannabis
The Cancer Council says legalising medicinal cannabis will be a huge relief for Hunter cancer patients.
2 19.10.2015 - $43 million to continue search for a cure to dementia
Seventy-six researchers will share in $43 million to support bold and innovative new ideas to not only tackle the impacts of dementia but to find ways of preventing and curing the debilitating disease.
3 17.10.2015 - Government support to allow the controlled cultivation of cannabis for medicinal or scientific purposes
The Turnbull Government will seek parliamentary support to allow the controlled cultivation of cannabis for medicinal or scientific purposes in Australia to deliver patients access to a safe, legal and sustainable supply of locally-produced products for the first-time.
4 16.10.2015 - Minister for Health and Minister for Regional Development: Milestone for innovative regional health service
Five hundred people across the Wheatbelt and Great Southern have now received help from the innovative Health Navigator service, the free telephone and video-conferencing scheme offered by the WA Country Health Service and the Silver Chain Group since 2013.
5 16.10.2015 - Seven babies died 'unnecessarily' all at the same Victorian hospital
At least seven families have experienced the tragedy of losing a baby at birth, all unnecessarily and all at one single hospital, so how did it happen?
6 16.10.2015 - Meningococcal disease in a child
The Department of Health today reported that a young child is recovering in hospital after having been diagnosed with meningococcal disease.
7 15.10.2015 - Elective Surgery Wait List (ESWL) reports
The purpose of these monthly reports is to provide information on elective surgery wait lists for Western Australian public hospitals. The report shows current activity and trends pertaining to the elective surgery wait lists.
8 15.10.2015 - Ebola can be sexually transmitted months after recovery: research
A British nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while caring for patients in Africa is in a critical condition in hospital, after suffering what appears to be a relapse of the disease.
9 14.10.2015 - New ice treatment to be trialled
A national drug report has found the number of people who've needed hospital treatment because of amphetamine related issues has doubled over the past 15 years. The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre research also shows there's been an increase in the number of meth-amphetamine or ice-related deaths.
10 14.10.2015 - $1 million grant to make 'bio-drugs' a reality
Two Australian scientists have been awarded $1 million to see if they can develop drugs to treat a number of illnesses, from cancer to HIV, that can be cultivated in plants. The genetically-modified plants could be rolled out in the developing world, where conventional drugs can be cost prohibitive. The scientists are working on harnessing and modifying naturally occurring proteins in plants to make the 'bio drugs.'
11 13.10.2015 - New Free Radiotherapy Services For Albury-Wodonga
Under a historic agreement reached between the Victorian and NSW Governments and Albury Wodonga Health, cancer patients in Albury-Wodonga and the surrounding region will now be able to receive free public radiotherapy services.
12 13.10.2015 - Consultation To Protect Hospital Helipad Flight Paths
The Andrews Labor Government is engaging with the community as it moves to protect flight paths for helicopters that transport ill and injured Victorians to hospital.
13 12.10.2015 - Mental Health Survey
Mental ill-health and suicide are significant issues in Tasmania and across the nation.

Since coming to Government we have invested an additional $8.7 million into mental health in Tasmania, including $3 million for range of targeted and proactive suicide prevention initiatives.
14 12.10.2015 - $10 million advertising campaign to reduce Indigenous smoking rates
Some $10 million from the National Tobacco Campaign will target Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with a new anti-smoking advertising campaign.
15 09.10.2015 - Minister for Health: $4 million means bright future for child research
Telethon and the State Government have today awarded a record $4 million in grants to 15 research projects for child and adolescent health.
16 07.10.2015 - Look-alike drugs putting patients' lives at risk, too easy to mix up, anaesthetists warn
Some of Australia's leading anaesthetists are warning patients are at risk of serious harm because labels on strong surgical drugs are too easy to mix up.
17 08.10.2015 - Indigenous Australians 'frowned upon', unable to access medical help for ice addiction
Two Indigenous Australians who suffered through ice addictions have told a Parliament House forum they did not get any professional help on their journey to sobriety.
18 07.10.2015 - Transforming Health to improve patient care in north and north-east
More than 3,000 additional patients will be seen at Modbury Hospital each year and 24/7 orthopaedic coverage will be provided at the Lyell McEwin Hospital following a move of hospital services in Adelaide’s north and north-east.
19 05.10.2015 - Codeine-related deaths more than doubled in nine years; most accidental overdose, researchers say
There has been a significant jump in the number of codeine-related deaths in Australia, new research has revealed.
20 04.10.2015 - Why experts are rethinking blood transfusions
While there's no denying blood transfusions save lives, there's a growing awareness of the potential risks of these 'liquid organ transplants'.
21 01.10.2015 - New Australian partnership with United States to advance brain research
Australian researchers will soon be joining their American counterparts in one of the world’s most ambitious research efforts to understand the human brain.
22 01.10.2015 - NSW Health warns viral gastroenteritis outbreaks on the rise in childcare centres and aged care facilities
NSW Health is warning the peak of the viral gastroenteritis season is approaching, with recent increases in cases in the community, childcare centres and aged care facilities
23 29.09.2015 - Four Corners a sobering insight into why Medicare Review necessary
Last night’s sobering Four Corners episode exposing a real – not perceived – waste in health spending demonstrates the need for a peaceful and constructive national conversation about how to fix the system for health professionals and patients.
24 28.09.2015 - SA researchers pursue spinal treatment for motor vehicle accident victims
The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute has received a $250,000 State Government grant to find revolutionary solutions to spinal cord injuries from vehicle accidents.
25 27.09.2015 - NSW Government Eases Cost Burden for Patients with Cancer and Chronic Conditions
Patients with cancer and other chronic conditions will receive a financial boost under a plan to scrap co-payments on some medicines.
26 24.09.2015 - Funding Opens To Prevent Violence In Hospitals
Health services are now able to apply for funding to reduce and prevent violence through the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Health Service Violence Prevention Fund.
27 23.09.2015 - Minister for Health and Minister for Regional Development: Connecting via video saves lives across WA
Using high-definition videoconferencing equipment to connect emergency medicine specialists in Perth to doctors and nurses in regional hospitals, Western Australia's Emergency Telehealth Service (ETS) is now available in 72 emergency departments (EDs) across the State.
28 23.09.2015 - Healthy living tips via text message can cut risk of repeat heart attacks, study finds
Receiving regular text messages about healthy living can help people who have had a heart attack significantly reduce their chances of having a second one, new research has found.
29 23.09.2015 - More Victorians Winning The Fight Against Cancer
New data shows that while more Victorians were diagnosed with cancer in 2014, survival rates are improving.
30 17.09.2015 - Fast-growing mobile x-ray company to set up in South Australia
The developer of an ultra-lightweight medical x-ray will establish its headquarters in South Australia, creating advanced manufacturing jobs.
31 15.09.2015 - Medical Board announces next steps on revalidation
The Medical Board of Australia has today published commissioned research on revalidation and announced the next steps it will take.
32 10.09.2015 - New Home For Frankston Hospital Specialist Clinics
Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today officially opened the new specialist consulting facilities at Frankston Hospital, which will improve and increase access to outpatient services for residents on the Peninsula.
33 10.09.2015 - Culture of bullying, sexual harassment widespread among surgeons, report reveals
Nearly half of all surgeons across all specialities have experienced discrimination, bullying or sexual harassment, a new report has found.
34 09.09.2015 - Statement/Letter to the editor on rural health
An update on rural, regional and remote healthcare from the Assistant Minister for Health.
35 08.09.2015 - Statement from Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash on calls to legalise the drug “ice”
The Australian Government will never legalise a drug that destroys brain function, mental wellbeing, general health, employment, relationships, lives and families.
36 07.09.2015 - Monash Children’s Hospital Celebrates Special Milestone
Construction of the new $250 million Monash Children’s Hospital has reached a significant milestone, with the building reaching its full height.
37 04.09.2015 - Funding To Support Victoria’s Medical Research Institutes
The Andrews Labor Government is providing ten of Victoria’s independent medical research institutes with more than $26 million this financial year, to support them in continuing their cutting edge work.
38 03.09.2015 - Medicare claims hit 1 million per day
Medicare is now being billed over one million times a day for the first time in history, as new figures show growth in claims outstripped the number of new patients three-to-one over the past decade.
39 03.09.2015 - $5.8 million for international health research collaborations
More than $5 million has been awarded to Australian researchers collaborating with international experts to solve global health problems.
40 01.09.2015 - New Plan for a Healthier Victoria
The Andrews Labor Government today released its vision to create a healthier Victoria.
41 31.08.2015 - Coalition Government’s ice advertising cuts through
Independent evaluation into the results of the Australian Government’s ice advertising has heaped praise on the campaign.
42 28.08.2015 - Pregnancy folate reminder
Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Baggoley, has written to networks representing GPs and obstetricians alerting them to a global shortage of folic acid for food fortification that may affect Australia.
43 25.08.2015 - Cancer Research And Education Experts Appointed To VCCC
Three leading experts have been appointed by the VCCC Alliance to oversee and enhance research programs at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).
44 23.08.2015 - New Smoking Bans For Outdoor Dining Areas From 2017
The Andrews Labor Government will ban smoking in outdoor dining areas from 1 August 2017 so that Victorians can enjoy a meal outside without being subjected to second-hand smoke.
45 24.08.2015 - Families dealing with children’s cancer to get additional support
Hundreds of Australian families dealing with children’s cancer will get greater support with the launch of a one-stop Children’s Cancer Website, the first of its kind in Australia.
46 21.08.2015 - New research to target type 2 diabetes in low and middle income countries
Three Australian research teams have been awarded grants as part of a global effort to combat the growing incidence of type 2 diabetes, which affects more than 300 million people worldwide.
Worth a total of $5 million, the three projects were funded by the NHMRC as part of a multi-country grant call through the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD).
47 13.08.2015 - Australians have inflated sense of ice problem, research shows
New research shows Australians have an inflated sense of the country's ice problem, as experts warn "normalising" the drug could make people "more likely to try it".
48 22.08.2015 - Patients shouldn’t be held ransom in private health ‘Game of Thrones’: Ley
Patient safety and welfare should be the priority in any negotiations between private hospitals and health insurers, not used as ransom in a cynical “Game of Thrones”, Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley said
49 21.08.2015 - Bowel cancer research falling short according to oncologists
Doctors who treat bowel cancer say the disease is drastically underfunded compared with other cancers. In a report released by Bowel Cancer Australia today, five leading oncologists say there's a big unmet need for new therapies and research.
50 25.08.2015 - Keynote Address to the Catholic Health Australia 2015 National Conference
Minister for Health, Sussan Ley presented the Keynote Address to the Catholic Health Australia 2015 National Conference on 24 August 2015.
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