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New tool to measure melanoma risk

People over 40 will now be able to check their risk of developing melanoma using a new online tool designed by Queensland researchers. The QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute developed the online test based on data from nearly 42,000 people ...

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Nominations needed for public health awards

As the AMA prepares for its annual Public Health Awards, the organisation has urged staff in the medical sector to nominate people or groups deserving of recognition. President Dr Michael Gannon said nominations were sought in the categories of Excellence ...

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Project tackles social isolation

A Melbourne-based research project has been funded to reduce health issues and social isolation in senior women living alone. Bolton Clarke Research Institute’s Older Women Living Alone project was funded through a $250,000 Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation grant, and will seek ...

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Legal action over NSW nursing home blaze

Family members of the elderly victims who died in a deliberately lit fire at a NSW aged care facility have filed a class action against the nursing home for failing to protect residents. Quakers Hill Nursing Home nurse Roger Dean ...

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