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Better care for diabetes patients

Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system with around 1.7 million […]

One in 10 women with a chronic condition turns to acupuncture

The ancient remedies of Chinese medicine and acupuncture are important elements of the health care choices made by women of […]

The six top chronic health issues affecting Australians: new research

Hypertension (high blood pressure), osteoarthritis, hyperlipidaemia (high cholesterol), depression, anxiety, and asthma are the six most common chronic health conditions […]

Reducing infection in chronic lung disease

Reducing the impact of virus infections in patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic inflammatory lung […]

Get tested, get treated for Hep C

Up to 70% of Victorians with suspected hepatitis C may not have received follow-up testing, putting them at risk of […]

Aussie peanuts are good for our brains

Research undertaken by the University of South Australia has shown that eating peanuts everyday can improve cognitive function including some […]

New framework for human nutrition

Existing models for measuring health impacts of the human diet are limiting our capacity to solve obesity and its related […]

Use of palliative care medicine services increasing with expenditure up by 80%

Over the past 5 years, Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) payments for all palliative medicine specialist services increased by almost 80%. […]

Shedding light on chronic liver disease

Cirrhosis related ascites is a common and complex medical condition associated with increased morbidity, mortality, healthcare utilisation, and reduced quality […]

Cutting the risk of chronic diseases through better oral health

The University of Sydney’s new Chair of Lifespan Oral Health, Professor Jöerg Eberhard plans to establish a world-class research centre […]