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Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Save Sight Institute have reported a simple ‘chewing gum’ test that could be the key to identifying and treating Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA), a disease that causes blindness, strokes and death. GCA is most commonly observed among peop...

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The Australian Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which maintains terminology for ingredients used in medicines in Australia, began this year a four-year transition to standardised names to align them with names used internationally. (This has been done by a number of other...

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The latest Incentives News Update from the Department of Human Services is available on their website. In it you will find information about: The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register National Continence Program Eligibility requirements for the PIP eHealth Incentive Incen...

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From 1 July 2016, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) patient refund cheques and EFTPOS refunds at service centres are stopping. Similar to Medicare, all PBS refund payments will be made via EFT directly into a nominated bank account. To make sure no one misses out, encourage your claimants to r...

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Medical or nurse practitioners can apply for a prescriber bag supplies order book. This book is produced every 2 years and is used to supply approved Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines supplied free to patients for emergency use. You can now order your 2016 - 2018 book by completing the...

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A study undertaken by CSIRO and the University of Adelaide has found for the first time that one in six adult Australians are choosing to avoid milk and dairy foods, the majority without a medical diagnosis, leading to public health concerns for women in particular. The conclusion of this study rea...

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WHO does not recommend the Olympic Games should be cancelled due to Zika virus. There are 60 countries in the world which have the Zika virus and travel to and from the Olympics represents only 0.25% of all travel to and from those countries. Pregnant women are advised not to go to these countries, ...

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9-10 July, Cairns. myPHN 2016: Connecting General Practice will focus on connecting health providers to deliver better health outcomes through general practice, Aboriginal Medical Services, allied health, pharmacy, dental, and hospital and health services. The conference program includes sessi...

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25-27 July, Melbourne. Chaired by LaunchVic CEO Dr Pradeep Philip, this year's HIC highlights the power of digital health innovation, advanced data use and the best examples of consumer led approaches. Come and find out how Digital Health Innovation for Consumers, Clinicians, Connectivity and Com...

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RDNS is piloting an intervention to support general practices to transition people with type 2 diabetes who are not achieving their HbA1c targets onto injectable therapies. GPs in the Northern Health catchment area of Melbourne are invited to consider referring patients to initiate injectable the...

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