The Minister for Health, the Hon. Sussan Ley, has launched a report of the GAP Taskforce on the role of health literacy and responsible self care in improving public health outcomes and reducing government expenditure.
You don’t often get the chance to raise money for charity by not doing something! Give up alcohol for a month for Dry July to support adults living with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life.
Blood cancer can develop in anyone, at any time. Alys Holz from the Leukaemia Foundation explains how you can change someone's life by giving up your hair for a little while at the World’s Greatest Shave.
Get sponsored to shave your hair between 12-15 March 2015 and support the Leukaemia Foundation in helping people with blood cancer. If you are not quite brave enough, you can always colour your hair instead.
Canola is primarily grown for its oil. Saira Hussain shares exciting research results on how the by-product of canola oil might be used for treating a wide range of conditions like diabetes, cancer, hypertension and fat development.
Millions of men are currently growing and grooming a moustache to raise funds for prostate and testicular cancer and men’s mental health. Jeremy Macvean from Movember says there is still more work to be done.
There has been strong opposition to a Federal Court decision that human genes can be controlled by private companies. Medical ethicist Dr Alberto Giubilini says the patenting of genes by private companies is not necessarily a bad thing provided it’s well regulated.
Bioinformatics joins biology and computing together to analyse data from biological samples. Professor Shoba Ranganathan recently hosted a conference that addressed how we can mine biological data to quantify health and develop preventive healthcare strategies.
The first cases of HIV/AIDS first occurred in the early 1980. Professor David Penington was Chairman of the National AIDS Task Force at the time and recounts how the recognition and response to the disease unfolded in Australia ahead of a global AIDS conference in Melbourne.