HIV diagnosis: lowest in almost two decades

HIV diagnoses in Australia is the lowest in almost 20 years due to increased prevention measures, earlier testing and treatment. In an Australian first, we have now seen significant reductions in new HIV diagnoses recorded at the national level thanks to the commitment of governments, healthcare, community and research sector. The Kirby Institute at UNSW…

Diabetes, Lung Cancer, Acne and Depression medicines listed on the PBS

The Morrison Government will provide affordable access to four new medicines through Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients living with debilitating and often life threatening conditions. Under the PBS, treatment for diabetes, severe cystic acne, depression and lung cancer will be available to patients for just $40.30 per script, or $6.50 with a concession card.…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Community Health and Hospitals Program funding underway GREG HUNT: It’s an absolute privilege to be here at St Vincent’s Hospital and in particular at the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery. To be with Toby and Patricia, Angela, brilliant professors such as Peter and Mark, is to see the best of Australian medical technology,…

Community Health and Hospitals Program funding underway

Following the 2019 Federal Election and within just five weeks of being sworn back in, the Morrison Government has signed agreements with all eight state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks and community organisations worth $229.2 million to deliver the first round of projects under the landmark $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program (CHHP).…

$6.5 million for chronic disease care in South East Melbourne

Clinics in South East Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from $6.5 million in funding to assist patients with chronic conditions.   The funding, provided by the Morrison Government through the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN), will see 28 general practices receive funding between $125,000 and $250,000 to deliver care coordination for…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: New Frontiers for Vision; euthanasia; stillbirths   GREG HUNT: Look, thanks very much to Professor Margaret Gardner, Professor Elizabeth Croft and Professor Christina Mitchell and to our amazing researchers Professor Arthur Lowery and Professor Geoffrey Rose.   In a sense, Monash University is the very model of the university in the 21st…

New Frontiers for Vision

The Morrison Government will invest $924,100 for research to develop cutting edge technology to help people regain eyesight, movement, and other nerve functions.   The Cortical Frontiers: Commercialising Brain Machine Interfaces project is headed by Professor Arthur Lowery, Professor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University, and is one of 10 highly promising…

5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care; National Immunisation Program; PBS & Medicare;   LEON BYNER: But in the meantime I want to talk about, first of all, the failure of three South Australian Government run aged care facilities.   The reason I think that people are very upset about this is because this is 2 years…

Morrison Government awards $5 million for Eating Disorder Research

The Liberal National Government is providing $5 million for ground-breaking research into the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders. Around 1 million Australians live with an eating disorder. They are extremely complex illnesses, and have one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric illness. The projects funded under this initiative include a…