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Consuming a sensible, balanced diet can help us to achieve optimal health throughout life. NHMRC has guidelines for healthy eating based on the best available scientific evidence.
Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol.
There is no single solution to infection prevention and control - a collaborative approach is required. NHMRC’s guidelines outline strategies to consider across the healthcare system and early childhood education settings.
NHMRC established the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Advisory Committee under section 39 of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 to advise the NHMRC Chief Executive Officer on the current needs for research and clinical guidance on ME/CFS. The Committee finalised its report in late April 2019.
NHMRC contributes to the National Water Quality Management Strategy. The strategy aims to protect our water resources while delivering good quality water to meet the needs of communities, businesses, industry and the environment.
Vitamin K helps blood to clot. Administering vitamin K soon after birth prevents serious bleeding in infants. By the age of around 6 months, infants have built up their own supply of vitamin K. An NHMRC joint statement recommends that all newborn infants receive vitamin K.
Complementary and alternative medicine’ describes a wide range of healthcare medicines and therapies. Many Australians use complementary medicines for specific health conditions or health benefits. To help Australians to make informed decisions about their health care, we support research into complementary and alternative medicine and publish information about the effectiveness of various treatments.
NHMRC has developed the following resources to provide information and advice to clinicians and researchers on genetics or genomics and human health.
We are committed to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NHMRC develops and supports high quality guidelines for clinical practice, public health, environmental health and ethics.
Reducing exposure to lead is an important health issue in Australia because lead can be found throughout our environment. We have provided advice to the community, policy makers and health practitioners on this issue.
In Australia, fluoride is added to our water supplies to help to reduce tooth decay. NHMRC has recently reviewed the latest scientific research on water fluoridation.
In human health, the study of genetics explores how the function and composition of single genes can affect growth and development. Rapid advancements in genetics and related technologies are creating enormous opportunities for understanding, preventing, treating and curing human diseases.