A shortage of Australian doctors in rural communities continues to be a serious problem. But in a new paper, researchers at the University of Melbourne and Monash University have recommended several key steps to reduce the persistent reliance of regional centres and small towns on international medical graduates.
The international classification system for epilepsy has been overhauled for the first time in nearly three decades, with some seizure types gaining formal recognition, far better information on causes, and greater recognition that epilepsy may be associated with other disorders.
Giving primary health care nurses a greater role in managing Type 2 Diabetes can significantly reduce delays in starting insulin treatment, a team of researchers led by the University of Melbourne has found.
University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded more than $3 million in the latest round of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme announced today by the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham
Researchers at the University of Melbourne are calling on health insurers and government to support new remotely delivered treatment models – including Skype consultations – for people suffering chronic knee pain.
Australia could save $3.4 billion in healthcare costs by introducing a package of taxes on sugar, salt and saturated fat, and sugary drinks, while subsidising fruits and vegetables, University of Melbourne modelling shows.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.