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Find out more about mental health services for patients under the Better Access initiative. DHS has developed an education guide so you can find out more about the Better Access initiative. The new guide has: information on which MBS item numbers are eligible, how often they can be claimed...

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IBM researchers in Melbourne have created what they hope may become a powerful tool in the worldwide fight to eliminate preventable blindness. The researchers, who began their study in 2015, have trained the tech giant's powerful computer system, Watson, to recognise abnormalities in retina image...

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An announcement from the Minister for Health last week said that the Government will facilitate faster access by qualified doctors to medicinal cannabis for patients with the necessary approvals. "We will authorise controlled importation by approved providers from approved international sources f...

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National Disability Services (NDS) has been appointed to manage the Innovative Workforce Fund (IWF), an initiative of the Department of Social Services with an allocation from the Sector Development Fund, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The IWF will stimulate and disseminate new, more ...

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Press Release 21 February 2017   Pedro Diaz: Many suicides are work related and employers need to do more to stop the scourge   According to Pedro Diaz, Founder and CEO of the Mental Health Recovery Institute and former NSW President of the Australian Association of Soc...

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21 February 2017 $27 million for better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes New funding of $27m for child and maternal health programs and primary health care will help keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children healthy and ready to learn when they start school and e...

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The Diabetes and Emotional Health handbook and toolkit have been developed as part of the National Diabetes Services Scheme Mental Health and Diabetes National Development Programme.      The handbook has been designed as an evidence-based, practical resource to enable health profes...

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Despite some improvement, child oral health has remained a significant population health issue in Australia in the 21st Century. The evidence described in this book has pointed to substantial social patterning of oral health status, dental service use and dental and general health behaviours among A...

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From 7 February, children aged two to five will have immediate and free access to Kalydeco® (ivacaftor)—a life-changing drug that addresses the causes of cystic fibrosis rather than just the symptoms.   Previously, only children six years of age and older with the G551D or other cla...

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A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published last month in a leading international journal. A team of dental scientists at the Oral Health ...

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