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 […]

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 […]

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