No room for complacency about polio

On 24 October, we mark World Polio Awareness Day, a reminder that polio is a devastating disease which could easily return if we are not vigilant.   Every Australian needs to understand how important it is to prevent a re-emergence of this debilitating disease.   Thanks to decades of diligent vaccination programs against polio, there…

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Launch of national women’s health survey results

The Morrison Government welcomes the launch of today’s national women’s health survey, which reflects the challenges and opportunities for the health care needs of Australian women and girls.   The fifth annual Jean Hailes National Women’s Health Survey reflects the health needs and behaviour of almost 10,000 women throughout Australia.   The survey has helped…

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Grant call open for research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Morrison Government is calling for proposals for $3 million in research to better understand the causes and improve diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).   Tomorrows opening of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) competitive Targeted Call for Research (TCR) is designed to help stimulate quality collaborative research in…

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Life-changing medicines listings to save cystic fibrosis patients up to $250,000 a year

The Morrison Government will provide immediate access to life-changing medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to help support people with cystic fibrosis, saving them and their families up to $250,000 per year. From 1 December 2019, the life-changing cystic fibrosis medicine Symdeko® will be listed on the PBS for patients with cystic fibrosis over…

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Safer Baby Bundle to reduce stillbirths

A package of education and awareness measures designed to reduce rates of stillbirth, will soon be available for health professionals and pregnant women across Australia.   The Safer Baby Bundle, developed principally by the Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Stillbirth at the University of Queensland, will be provided to hospitals in selected areas.  …

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