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December 2011

New Research Collaboration to Target Dementia

THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP Minister for Health THE HON MARK BUTLER MP Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Researchers, policy makers and healthcare workers will jointly establish Australia’s first Partnership Centre for better dementia outcomes, Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek and Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler announced today. The first centre will focus on the theme of ‘Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in the Elderly’....

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$114.2 million investment in health and medical research

THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP Minister for Health Some of the best and brightest minds in Australian health and medical research were recognised in Sydney today. Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek has announced a further $114.2 million investment in health and medical research for 159 grants. “The Gillard Government is proud to be supporting our health and medical research innovators as they develop their products and technologies here in Australia,” Ms Plibersek said. “Not...

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Providing the scientific evidence for healthier Australian diets

Public consultation on draft Australian Dietary Guidelines Australians can now have their say on draft dietary advice that will help inform healthy eating habits for everyone. Tomorrow, the National Health and Medical Research Council will release its draft Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating for public consultation. The draft guidelines provide evidence-based advice to health professionals and the general public about food choices to promote health and...

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Symposium results in actions for a healthy future

The brightest minds in science have gathered in Canberra over the last three days to discuss the best way forward to translate research into proven health outcomes that ensure a healthy future for all nations. Research for a Healthy Future, the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) 75th anniversary symposium, offered the chance for top researchers from around the world to come together in one place and make decisions about how research is best used to ensure the health...

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Australia's top researchers honoured

THE HON MARK BUTLER MP Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Australia’s top researchers are being honoured at the National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) annual awards ceremony in Canberra tonight. Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler congratulated the 19 award winners including recipients of the Achievement Awards and the inaugural recipients of the Frank Fenner Early Career Fellowship and Marshall and Warren Award. “As Australia plays host to the leaders of...

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November 2011

Understanding Mental Illness Through Better Research

THE HON MARK BUTLER MP Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform Mental health research in Australia is being massively boosted by the Gillard Labor Government with $26.2 million to go towards research into better mental health treatment and improved clinical outcomes. This is the first time in Australian history that any Government has made a strategic and targeted investment in mental health research. Minister for Mental Health and...

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Blackburn Fellowships Celebrate Women in Research

THE HON NICOLA ROXON MP Minister for Health and Ageing THE HON MARK BUTLER MP Minister for Mental Health and Ageing The outstanding achievements of Australian Nobel Laureate Professor Elizabeth Blackburn have been recognised through a new fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awarded to top female Research Fellows. This important new NHMRC Fellowship was announced today by Minister for Health and Ageing Nicola Roxon and Minister for Mental Health and Ageing...

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Australia to Host World Leaders in Medical Research: Tackling Health Challenges of the Future

The brightest minds in international health and medical research will gather in Canberra next week at a scientific symposium to discuss the global health challenges facing this generation and the next. Research for a Healthy Future (November 29 – December 1) forms part of the National Health and Medical Research Council‟s (NHMRC) 75th anniversary program. “The NHMRC has attracted researchers who are the policy leaders that set the funding agenda of the international health and...

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Reassuring parents: New draft ADHD Clinical Practice Points do not mandate medication

Recent media reports are suggesting that new clinical practice points being developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council will call for compulsory medication of children and reporting of children who are not receiving medication for ADHD symptoms.  Chief Executive Officer Professor Warwick Anderson is reassuring parents and practitioners that this is not the case. “I want to be very clear here.  The new Clinical Practice Points do not and will not call for...

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Helping to keep Children Healthy in Australian Education and Care Services

Educators and staff working in childhood education and care services will soon have access to new principles to prevent the spread of infection in education and care services. A revised fifth edition of Staying healthy in early childhood education and care: Preventing infectious diseases in education and care services is now available for public consultation. The new edition builds on the current popular resource Staying Healthy in Childcare. Professor Warwick Anderson, Chief Executive Officer...

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