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 […]

Search is on for rheumatic test tool

November 29, 2017

Australian researchers are working on a way to diagnose acute rheumatic fever and prevent the life-threatening rheumatic heart disease that disproportionately affects Indigenous Australians. The research was made possible by $2 million grant from the […]

Remote kidney patients face homelessness

November 15, 2017

Aboriginal people with chronic kidney disease are having to travel hundreds of kilometres for treatment and some are homeless, forced to live in the “long grass”, because of a shortage of accommodation. Patients and their […]

Grant Nelson has a message from the heart

November 1, 2017

Eight years ago Noongar man Grant Nelson was on the brink of developing diabetes and topped the scales at 115kg when he made a life-changing decision — not to become another heart disease statistic. The […]

Kids use film to butt out smoking

October 18, 2017

Young people in four remote communities in Western Australia’s East Pilbara — where up to 80 percent of community members smoke — have joined forces with filmmakers on a campaign to urge people to give […]

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 […]

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