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Emergency service workers to benefit from world-first PTSD treatment guidelines

More than 10% of Australia’s emergency service workers have experienced the debilitating symptoms of PTSD due to their frequent exposure […]

Codeine-related deaths double

Codeine-related deaths in Australia more than doubled between 2000 and 2009, largely due to accidental overdoses, new research from UNSW’s […]

Of Australia’s 50,000 premature deaths many are potentially avoidable

Of all deaths in Australia in 2012, almost 50,000 – or 34% – can be considered premature, according to new […]

Recall on Ircal and Refresh Night Time eye ointments – potential for part…

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Allergan, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling certain batches of Ircal and […]

Acute kidney injury hospitalisations increasing

Hospitalisation rates for acute kidney injury have more than doubled over the last decade and this condition affects some population […]

The right to know? We need to talk about genetic testing

In the past decade major developments have been made in cancer genetics with the identification of inherited mutations, along with […]

Australia’s soaring $3bn hangover bill

The cost to Australia’s economy of alcohol and other drug related (AOD) absenteeism has soared from $1.2bn in 2001 to […]

Children not immunised due to socioeconomic barriers

Almost one in 10 Australian infants are at risk of severe infections because they are not up-to-date with their immunisations. […]

National salt reduction goal could aid fight against cardiovascular disease

Setting a national salt reduction target could be an effective way to stem cardiovascular disease, propose University of Sydney researchers. […]

Community to drive local response to obesity prevention

A community-led approach to improve the long-term health of residents in the Yarriambiack Shire was launched in Warracknabeal on Friday […]