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 […]

NT Aboriginal men fall behind in life expectancy

July 11, 2017

Life expectancy gaps for Northern Territory Aboriginal women are closing yet widening for men, a new study has found. The study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, found that between 1967 and 2012 the […]

Pain continues for domestic violence victims

June 28, 2017

Women who experience domestic violence have long-term physical and mental health problems, according to researchers from the University of Newcastle. The researchers tracked three generations of women for 16 years. Professor Deborah Loxton, from the Research […]

Petrol sniffing stunts growth: new study

June 28, 2017

Petrol sniffing stunts growth — and users don’t catch up even if they stop, researchers at Victoria’s Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health have found. The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is […]

Study confirms long-term foetal alcohol effects

June 28, 2017

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder caused by their mothers drinking alcohol during pregnancy are more likely to fail at school, talk about killing themselves and have problems paying attention. These are the findings of […]

Health career pathways improve by degrees

June 14, 2017

The Australian National University is opening a new pathway for Indigenous and rural students to become doctors and health professionals. From 2018, the ANU Medical School will offer a new Bachelor of Health Science program, […]

Emergency rooms need cultural overhaul, experts tell Govt

May 31, 2017

Australia’s hospital emergency departments should be overhauled to make them culturally-friendly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, according to the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. In a submission to the federal Department of Health’s […]

WA hotline tunes patients into their communities

May 17, 2017

A radio request show hopes to help Indigenous hospital patients in Western Australia stay connected to their communities. Noongar Radio in WA and the state’s South Metropolitan Health Service have launched Hospital Hotline, a patient […]

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