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 […]

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 […]

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