Remote kidney patients face homelessness

November 15, 2017

Aboriginal people with chronic kidney disease are having to travel hundreds of kilometres for treatment and some are homeless, forced to live in the “long grass”, because of a shortage of accommodation. Patients and their […]

Grant Nelson has a message from the heart

November 1, 2017

Eight years ago Noongar man Grant Nelson was on the brink of developing diabetes and topped the scales at 115kg when he made a life-changing decision — not to become another heart disease statistic. The […]

Kids use film to butt out smoking

October 18, 2017

Young people in four remote communities in Western Australia’s East Pilbara — where up to 80 percent of community members smoke — have joined forces with filmmakers on a campaign to urge people to give […]

Smoking down but deaths still to rise

October 18, 2017

An epidemic of smoking-related deaths is about to hit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, health researchers have warned. A research team led by Dr Raymond Lovett from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population […]

Vegie project sprouts healthy eating ideas

October 4, 2017

Children in a Northern Territory community have turned their hands to growing a tropical spinach-like vegetable, aibika, as part of a new trial to encourage healthy eating in remote areas. Belyuen School, about 120km west […]

NT kids missing out on vital services, commission told

September 6, 2017

Children with developmental delays in the Northern Territory are missing out on crucial, early treatment because health services aren’t available, or there are long waiting times, pediatricians at Alice Springs Hospital have warned. In a […]

Deafness leading to life of misery, say surgeons

September 6, 2017

Loss of hearing could be playing a role in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children ending up in the juvenile justice system—and then hampering attempts for them to change their lives, according to Australia’s peak […]

Hepatitis numbers higher for Indigenous: study

August 9, 2017

Indigenous peoples in countries including Australia are much more likely to be infected by hepatitis B and C than the general population, an international study has found. Researchers from the Polaris Observatory in Colorado presented […]

STIs no longer the elephant in the room

July 26, 2017

Kimberley health professionals have participated in sexual health training in a bid to increase testing rates among Aboriginal people in a region faced with a syphilis epidemic. Nine north-west health practitioners are the latest graduates […]

New $1m program targets family wellbeing

July 12, 2017

New Aboriginal family wellbeing training will be a priority across WA’s Kimberley, Pilbara and Goldfields in a first for the state. The Aboriginal Health Council of WA welcomed a WA Government commitment to contribute $1 […]

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