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Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol.
As part of NHMRC’s commitment to strengthen capacity amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers, NHMRC has committed to funding a National Network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers.
We are committed to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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.
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.
Children’s health is an important focus for NHMRC. Our work in this area includes specific guidelines and recommendations that support evidence-based child care, and research into other potential programs and benefits.
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.
NHMRC develops and supports high quality guidelines for clinical practice, public health, environmental health and ethics.
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.
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.
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.