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October 2012

New website boosts patient access to Australian clinical trials

THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP Minister for Health THE HON GREG COMBET AM MP Minister for Innovation and Industry Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Patients suffering chronic diseases will benefit from the launch of a new website that offers easier access to clinical trials of new drugs, treatments and medical procedures. The Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, today said that the Australian Clinical Trials website was created in response to the needs of consumer groups, the...

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September 2012

Focussing on the needs of the child in managing ADHD

New Clinical Practice Points on the diagnosis, assessment and management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents have a simple and strong message. Any approach to helping a child deal with ADHD symptoms must be centred on the child. Released today by NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson, the Clinical Practice Points on the Diagnosis, Assessment and Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents provides expert advice to...

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New Embryo Research Licensing Committee appointed

THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP Minister for Health Ethical oversight of Australian research using human embryos continues with the appointment of the new Embryo Research Licensing Committee by Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek. Established in 2002, the Committee considers applications for licences to conduct research involving human embryos, determines whether or not to issue those licences and, if issued, whether conditions should apply. It also monitors licensed activities to ensure that the...

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August 2012

Should I be tested for prostate cancer?

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE National Health and Medical Research Council Cancer Council Australia Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Every man has the right to decide for himself whether or not to be tested for prostate cancer. But first he should be fully informed about the test and any possible follow-up procedures and treatment. There is inconsistent advice surrounding the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test - a blood test commonly used to detect potential prostate cancer. Doctors and peak...

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New $7.5 Million Fellowship to Support Mental Health Research Open

THE HON MARK BUTLER MP Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Minister for Social Inclusion Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler today announced that the new John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research is open for applications. “The new Fellowship will support up to two outstanding researchers with funding of $750,000 per annum for five years to drive innovative mental health research, especially in new and emerging areas...

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Empowering Australian patients through access to better health decisions

Australian patients and their health care practitioners will benefit from ongoing access to The Cochrane Library, an online resource that features over 5000 published systematic reviews of evidence for health care interventions; ranging from surgical procedures and drugs to behavioural therapies and preventive care. Cochrane reviews provide independent high-quality evidence to aid in health care decision making. The Australian Government, through the National Health and Medical Research...

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Outstanding Medical Research Showcased

THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP Minister for Health Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, today launched Ten of the Best Research Projects 2012, a publication that showcases the work of some of the finest medical researchers in the country. “From new and  innovative approaches to helping bridge the gap between the health of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their non-Indigenous counterparts or new ways of better caring for premature babies, Australian researchers are...

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New approach to identifying evidence-practice gaps and research priorities - NHMRC Research Translation Faculty

Researchers funded by NHMRC are now being invited to become part of a new NHMRC community, to be known as the NHMRC Research Translation Faculty. This is a major strategic initiative for health and medical research translation in Australia. The Faculty will see members of NHMRC’s research community directly address the challenge of health and medical research translation in Australia. NHMRC CEO Warwick Anderson said, "The creation of knowledge through research underpins improvement...

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$7.4M for Three Mental Health Research Centres

THE HON MARK BUTLER MP The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Minister for Social Inclusion, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform Suicide prevention, substance abuse and better mental health planning will be the focus of research at three new Centres of Research Excellence. Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler said the new Centres have been funded by the Australian Government and will be based at the University of New South Wales and the University of Queensland...

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$7.5 Million for Three Indigenous Health Research Centres

THE HON WARREN SNOWDON MP Minister for Indigenous Health Three new Centres of Research Excellence have been funded by the Australian Government to focus on important Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues. “Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is a key Government priority, closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders health outcomes and those of the wider Australian population,” Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon said....

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