$6.6 million to find answers to important health questions

The Morrison Government is investing more than $6.6 million in four research projects that seek to answer important public health questions around melanoma detection in high-risk patients, the effectiveness of breast MRIs, the cost of chronic fatigue and mobile x-rays at residential aged care facilities.   These projects are funded under the Medical Research Future…

Steering Committee Established For National Preventive Health Strategy

The Morrison Government is progressing its 10-year National Preventive Health Strategy, with an Expert Steering Committee selected to inform the strategy’s development.   The Strategy aims to help Australians improve their health at all stages of life, through early intervention, better information and targeting modifiable risk factors, and the broader causes of poor health.  …

$33 Million for Research to Improve Health Care Now

The Morrison Government is investing more than $33 million for research into health care practices and interventions that will focus on people with, or at risk of developing chronic conditions.   The research will examine new and improved ways to help Australians adopt healthier lifestyles, and explore new models of coordinated care for those battling…

Support for World Sepsis Day

As we mark World Sepsis Day, the Morrison Government has announced $1.5 million in funding to combat this devastating condition.   Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by your body’s response to an infection. Your immune system protects you from many illnesses and infections, but it’s also possible for it to go into overdrive in…

Easing the burden of prostate cancer

The Morrison Government has increased its support for men battling prostate cancer, after it launched the Position Statement for Distress Screening and Psychosocial Care for Men with Prostate Cancer, developed by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.   Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men, with around 19,500 men in Australia being…

ABC interview with Sabra Lane

E&OE…                       Topics: Clinical trials to combat reproductive cancers; Jill Emberson; Drug testing for welfare recipients.   SABRA LANE: Ovarian cancer is the deadliest woman’s cancer; 1500 Australians are diagnosed with it every year and nearly half of them will be dead from it within five years of diagnosis.   There is no early detection…

National action on Indigenous mental illness and suicide prevention

The Morrison Government is investing over $5.5 million in an approach that will help two of the nation’s leading mental health organisations reduce suicide rates and improve mental health outcomes for First Australians.   Tomorrow is World Suicide Prevention Day and this is an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide prevention and to shine a…

Clinical trials to combat reproductive cancers

The Morrison Government is investing up to $15 million in targeted clinical trials to improve treatments and discover cures for reproductive and gynaecological cancers such as ovarian, cervical and fallopian cancer.   An estimated 6,454 Australian women will be diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer this year, and 19,871 women will live their lives with these…