An evaluation of the Australian Federal Government’s Food and Health Dialogue has found national efforts to make foods healthier are inadequate, finding poor diet is now an even bigger cause of ill health for Australia than smoking.
Stuttering may be more common than previously thought, but preschool stutterers fair better than first thought, a study by The University of Melbourne, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and The University of Sydney has found.
Up to 10 per cent of the population is affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to two or three pupils in every classroom, a new study has found.
University of Melbourne researcher Dr Stefan Gehrig has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research, for a discovery into a potential treatment for muscular dystrophy.
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.