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Cognitive bias played role in misdiagnosis of Aboriginal man, inquest hears
An emergency doctor has told an inquest “cognitive bias” played a role when he incorrectly diagnosed an Aboriginal man with a dr...
Dechlan Brennan 27 Feb 2024
Indigenous man's agonising pain misdiagnosed in days leading up to his death
A junior doctor had limited knowledge of the syndrome with which an Indigenous man was wrongly diagnosed at a NSW hospital whils...
Dechlan Brennan 27 Feb 2024
Spotlight on hospital care at Indigenous death inquest
Ricky Hampson Jr was a protector, a big brother known as "Dougie" who always looked for ways to bring his family joy. "Dougie w...
Stephanie Gardiner 25 Feb 2024
In a heartbeat: smart watches helping to close the gap
When Aunty Mary Waites joined a research trial aimed at helping to reduce the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease in Abori...
Rudi Maxwell 23 Feb 2024
Two drug deaths, including that of an Indigenous man, spark call for change
Two tragic drug-related deaths have led to recommendations police and parole officers be given better medical, first aid and men...
Miklos Bolza 23 Feb 2024
New co-payment medication subsidy for Indigenous patients in Queensland

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients across Queensland will be able to access a statewide medication co-payment subsidy in all public hospitals in a concerted effort to c...

Dechlan Brennan Feb 21, 2024
Kaurna Country Closing the Gap Day urges unity in the fight for equality

Closing the Gap Day, held on Kaurna Country on Thursday 21 March at the Adelaide Showground, is a free community event that celebrates First Nations’ cultures and promotes equality...

Giovanni Torre Feb 20, 2024
Children's book “Kaal Tackles Eczema” aims to help families manage skin condition

Eczema affects a significant number of Aboriginal children residing in urban regions, with nearly 20 per cent being affected by this common skin condition. The Koolungar Moorditj...

Rhiannon Clarke Feb 20, 2024
More emergency nurses for Alice Springs to tackle healthcare workforce shortage

Alice Springs Hospital has started training its second cohort of registered nurses to work in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit, as the Northern Territory government...

Dechlan Brennan Feb 20, 2024
Indigenous health experts launch recommendations to tackle diet-related chronic disease

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in partnership with Deakin University’s Institute for Health Transformation launched the Food Policies for Aborigi...

Giovanni Torre Feb 19, 2024
Trek to raise funds for First Nations Lived Experience Centre

A dedicated group of friends are gearing up for a trek to Mount Everest Base Camp, all in the name of raising deadly funds for Black Dog Institute’s First Nations Lived Experience...

Giovanni Torre Feb 16, 2024
Tyranny of distance impacts breast screening healthcare for remote First Nations communities

Women in remote communities are facing a healthcare gap due to the long commutes needed to access vital breast screening services, a new report reveals.The Australian Institu...

Giovanni Torre Feb 16, 2024
200 new junior doctors to boost NT health workforce

More than 200 new junior doctors have been recruited by the Northern Territory to strengthen the medical workforce in NT Health hospitals.  The group consists of graduate doctors...

Rhiannon Clarke Feb 16, 2024
Rockingham General Hospital welcomes two Aboriginal Health Practitioners

The South Metropolitan Health Service's Rockingham General Hospital has recently welcomed the first Aboriginal Health Practitioners to join WA Health.  The Aboriginal Health Pract...

Rhiannon Clarke Feb 15, 2024
VACCHO submission to Yoorrook highlights vast disparity in Indigenous healthcare

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation has made their submission to the Yoorrook Justice Commission’s inquiry addressing systemic injustices faced by com...

Dechlan Brennan Feb 15, 2024
Dr Amos urges tough talks on Indigenous mental health in wake of referendum

Following the unsuccessful Voice to Parliament referendum, James Cook University academic Andrew Amos emphasises the importance of championing new Indigenous voices. Dr Amos has s...

Joseph Guenzler Feb 13, 2024
Spartan First Imaging, Australia's first Indigenous medical imaging service, aims to close the health gap

Spartan First and TeleMed Health Services have announced the establishment of Spartan First Imaging (SFI), Australia's first Indigenous medical imaging service (radiology & nuclear...

Giovanni Torre Feb 12, 2024
$66 million federal funding boost for drug treatment organisations serving Indigenous communities

The federal government announced on Saturday that it is providing a $66 million funding boost to more than 65 Alcohol and Other Drugs treatment organisations across the country sup...

Giovanni Torre Feb 11, 2024
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