Health

REDFEB to launch next month, raising awareness for Australia’s leading cause of death

This February will see the launch of REDFEB across Australia raising awareness about heart health. Heart disease affects two in three Australians, and from 2019 to 2020, cost the Australian healthcare system 12.7 billion dollars. Heart Research Australia says we can take care of our hearts without breaking the bank, establishing a free resource with …

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Advocates welcome free pads and tampons in Victoria

The Victorian government has announced Victorians using pads and tampons will have access for free across the state. Women’s health advocates welcome the proposal, saying it will reduce the period poverty, which has grown thanks to the cost of living. Image: Image supplied by the Women’s Health Services Network Produced By: Eduardo Jordan Featured In …

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First Nations children app for hearing receives WA’s funding

An app helping First Nations children to enhance their hearing and mental health has received $1.5 million dollars in funding from the WA government. Sound Smiles is a project developed by Monash University, Curtin University, and Ear Science Institute of Australia, along with First Nations medical services in the state. First Nations kids experience hearing …

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World Diabetes Day brings awareness to seventh most common cause of death

It was World Diabetes Day this week, and with almost two million diabetics in Australia, awareness must be raised among citizens. Diabetes affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people even more, as they are three times more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes. World Diabetes Day is organised by the United Nations, and is on …

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Lobbyist Registers Shrouded in Secrecy, research shows

Advocates and academics are calling for greater regulation and transparency when it comes to lobbying.  Current public lobbyist registers reveal little information as to who’s lobbying who, and how often, leaving experts concerned about undue influence, and the risk of misconduct and corruption.  Public health researchers are among those concerned, with worries the influence of …

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