$2.6 million for coronavirus research, including a new simpler Australian pathology test

The Australian Government is investing more than $2.6 million in cutting-edge diagnostics research at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, to tackle the evolving novel coronavirus health emergency. The funding, from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), will be used to help maximise Australia’s capacity to test patients for the coronavirus. Four projects…

Transcript – Today Show Interview with Karl Stefanovic & Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: Update on Government’s coronavirus measures; measures to prevent medicine hoarding; border closure; social distancing   KARL STEFANOVIC: Pharmacies across the country are facing serious shortages this morning as panic shoppers stock up on vital medicines like paracetamol and Ventolin.   ALLISON LANGDON: The madness is prompting the Government to impose restrictions on…

Transcript – Triple M Melbourne Hot Breakfast – Interview with Eddie McGuire & Luke Darcy

E&OE…                       Topics: update on government’s response to Coronavirus; Chief Medical Officer; measures to restrict medicine hoarding; schools; AFL; medical technology   LUKE DARCY: The Federal Health Minister has been good enough to dial in right now, Greg Hunt joins us on Triple M’s Hot Breakfast.   Minister, thanks for your time this morning.  …

A new plan to tackle kidney disease

The Morrison Government has today launched the National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease and awarded $3.5 million in funding to organisations to take immediate action.   1.7 million Australian adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, however less than 10 per cent are aware they have the condition.   In 2017, 17,000 Australians…

$2.4 Billion health plan to fight COVID-19

The Australian Government has unveiled a comprehensive $2.4 billion health package to protect all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus (COVID-19). The package provides unprecedented support across primary care, aged care, hospitals, research and the national medical stockpile. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said…

$4.9 million for collaborative health and medical research for all Australians

The Morrison Government is providing more than $4.8 million for research initiatives that will lead to improved health outcomes and preventative measures for conditions such as suicide prevention, gestational weight gain and low back pain.   The latest round of funding through the Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Partnership Projects scheme will…

Australia’s third centre for innovation in regional health recognises Northern Queensland’s leadership in research based health care

Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre in North Queensland has become the third Centre for Innovation in Regional Health accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).   The Centre has demonstrated research excellence and leadership in research based clinical care and training, in addressing the region’s healthcare needs.   The Minister for Health,…

National Plastics Summit signals change for plastic recycling

The Morrison Government has concluded the first ever National Plastics Summit, reinforcing its commitment to working with industry to increase our recycling capabilities, ensuring markets for recycled products and reducing plastic waste.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said Monday’s National Plastics Summit, attended by more than 200 representatives from local…