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 […]

Health workers drive life-saving handbook

April 4, 2018

A new handbook has been released in the battle to lower the rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women developing or dying from cervical and endometrial cancer. The publication by Cancer Australia was developed […]

Don’t ignore your kidneys, pleads Leanne

March 7, 2018

The three-year wait for a new kidney may have been the longest of Luritja woman Leanne Maloney’s life. Ms Maloney, who lives in Alice Springs, was just 17 when she was diagnosed with type two […]

Syphilis out of control in the north

February 7, 2018

Northern Australia is in the middle of the worst outbreak of syphilis in three decades and it’s having tragic consequences, with the recent death of another baby whose mother was infected with the sexually transmitted […]

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