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2017

June

New study provides greater insight into suicide in ADF personnel 30 June 2017

More Australians seeking drug treatment—amphetamine treatment more than doubles 28 June 2017

Cancer impacting Australia’s health more than any other group of diseases 14 June 2017

Immunisation rates improve for Australian children 8 June 2017

Teenage smoking and drinking down, while drug use rises among older people 1 June 2017

May

More Australians turning to weight loss surgery 26 May 2017

Palliative care hospitalisations rising for Australians at end-of-life 24 May 2017

Hospital admissions growing steadily, more Australians going private in hospitals 17 May 2017

New data provides first picture of the use of restraint in mental health facilities 5 May 2017

April

Domestic violence leading cause of hospitalised assault among girls and women 19 April 2017

Small changes in our weight could significantly reduce health impact of obesity 13 April 2017

March

Fewer young people under youth justice supervision 31 March 2017

Rates of girls immunised against HPV improve, but some local communities lag behind 30 March 2017

One in 33 children receives child protection services—the majority repeat clients 16 March 2017

February

More cancer cases diagnosed, but overall rates falling and survival rates improving 3 February 2017

Spending on mental health services exceeds $8.5 billion 2 February 2017

2016

December

More receiving homelessness support due to family violence 15 December 2016

New report reveals overlap between homelessness, child protection and youth justice involvement 9 December 2016

Obesity and smoking rates higher in regional Australia 8 December 2016

Inactivity, smoking, obesity among risk factors that contribute to dementia 7 December 2016

Elective surgery waiting times stable nationally 1 December 2016

November

Despite continued increases in activity, emergency department waiting times are relatively stable 17 November 2016

October

More mental health prescriptions dispensed—but government spending falls due to lower costs 14 October 2016

Improvements seen in rates of newborn deaths, gap closing for Indigenous babies 12 October 2016

Australians over 40 more likely to receive treatment for alcohol—but young adults at most risk 7 October 2016

Latest health spending figures reveal mixed trends 6 October 2016

September

New report shows positive changes in Australians’ smoking patterns 29 September 2016

Significantly higher disease burden for Indigenous Australians—but improvements made 23 September 2016

85 out of 100 Australians say they’re healthy—but are we really? 13 September 2016

August

Doctor workforce increasingly specialised — and more female clinician specialists and GPs 24 August 2016

AIHW study finds high use of specialist homelessness services for those in alcohol and drug treatment 18 August 2016

1 in 6 Australians have chronic back problems 16 August 2016

July

Bed numbers rising more in private hospitals than in public hospitals 29 July 2016

Skin cancers common, but melanoma rates falling among younger people 13 July 2016

June

Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread 28 June 2016

1 in 200 Australians seek treatment for alcohol and other drugs 15 June 2016

Pain killer and antipsychotic medication use high among prisoners—particularly females 10 June 2016

Community support and employment services most used disability services 8 June 2016

Social housing wait lists shorten 2 June 2016

May

Use of palliative care medicine services increasing; expenditure up by 80% 25 May 2016

Less disease and injury burden since 2003—more improvements possible 10 May 2016

Client contacts at Indigenous health organisations continue to increase 4 May 2016

Cervical cancer screening saving lives 3 May 2016

April

Fewer young people under youth justice supervision, but Indigenous young people are still over-represented 27 April 2016

Number of children receiving protection services continues to rise, three-quarters repeat clients 21 April 2016

March

Children in out-of-home care report feeling safe 23 March 2016

Australian private hospital admissions rising faster than public hospital admissions 16 March 2016

February

Significant health gap remains between Australians with disability and those without disability 25 February 2016

Indigenous children and young people more likely to be hospitalised due to injury 12 February 2016

Young people in child protection more likely to also be under youth justice supervision 10 February 2016

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