Health

New framework to drive better lung-cancer care

In an Australian first, Cancer Australia this week launched a framework to improve the outcomes and experiences of people affected by lung cancer – the leading cause of cancer death in Australia. The ‘Lung Cancer Framework: Principles for Best Practice Lung Cancer Care in Australia’ was unveiled at a summit …

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Real-time monitoring: its time is now

Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch President David Heffernan says the national objective must be to end prescription-drug deaths, with a concerted national approach vital. “It’s time for all governments in Australia to take action to address the rise in prescription-drug abuse and deaths – and the only way to …

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$2 million to cure genetic epilepsy disorders

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt has announced a $2million fund to support research into finding a cure for genetic epilepsy disorders. March 26 was Purple Day, a day for raising awareness of the significant impact epilepsy has on the lives of more than 250,000 Australians. After meeting with the …

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