Another report paints dire health warning

July 11, 2018

Indigenous Australians are 2.6 times more likely than non-Indigenous Australians to have two or more chronic health conditions, according to new research. Researchers from the University of New South Wales said the difference explained the […]

Report reveals toddlers hit hard by anaemia

July 11, 2018

A new study has found that half of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants who took part were anaemic. The study by researchers from the Fred Hollows Foundation, Queensland Health, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services and […]

Ticker can be time-bomb, warns heart expert

June 26, 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by asking their doctors for a health check as early as 20, a leading Indigenous health expert said. Associate Professor and Wongaibon […]

Jogging Jessica gees up inactive mums

June 13, 2018

Gunditjmara woman Jessica Lovett-Murray is smashing the guilt many mums feel about making time to be active in a new television campaign designed to motivate and inspire women in Victoria. Lovett-Murray, 30, is one of […]

Suicide rates among elderly may be skewed

June 13, 2018

Accurate estimates of the Indigenous suicide rate, particularly in older groups, could be higher than previously thought and impeded by records that don’t list a person’s ethnicity, according to a report in the Australian and […]

No sugar at festival is a sweet idea

May 30, 2018

Sugary drinks will be off the menu at the famous Barunga Festival, which runs from June 8-10 in the Top End. Traditional owners of the local Bagala Community Store are taking a stand against sugar, […]

Govt, scientists round on deadly outback virus

May 16, 2018

Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt said the Federal Government was taking seriously the threat of a potentially deadly, sexually transmitted virus estimated to be carried by up to 10,000 people in Central Australia. Top international […]

Dementia risks cultural knowledge bank: Wyatt

May 2, 2018

Five new research projects will target dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt has announced $14 million will be spent on the projects across three states through the National […]

Women-wise Waminda wins $4m windfall

May 2, 2018

The Waminda health service on New South Wales’ south coast will receive more than $4 million in federal funding for its programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt said […]

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