Action needed on remote and regional virus rise

October 2, 2018

HIV is on the rise in regional and remote areas as diagnoses rates among Indigenous Australians run at double that of the non-Indigenous community, an HIV and AIDS conference was told. Associate Professor James Ward, […]

New health clinic clicks into gear in Alice

September 5, 2018

People living in the north of Alice Springs will have access to a new clinic as primary health care service Central Australian Aboriginal Congress expands its network. The new Congress Northside Clinic in the Northside […]

Uni program aims to bust a gut

July 25, 2018

Could “medical yarn ups” be the answer to the battle of the bulge? With obesity the second highest contributor to disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people behind tobacco, NSW researchers have examined the […]

TV dishes up health messages

July 25, 2018

A new Aboriginal Health TV network is to deliver health and well-being messages across Australia. Federal Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt said $3.4million would be spent over the next three years to develop the network […]

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 […]

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