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The current downward trend in cancer death rates looks set to continue, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Cancer death rates have …

Prostate cancer is the fourth most common cause of male deaths and more must be done improve survival rates, by detecting it early. Prostate cancer has the dubious distinction of being fourth most …

Over the five years 2008–2012, there were 105 deaths from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in Australia, with Indigenous women dying at more than twice the non-Indigenous women rate, according …

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed that more than 57% of asthma deaths occurred in people aged 75 and over. In total, 389 deaths were recorded …

Around 3000 Indigenous Australians die prematurely each year, resulting in almost 100,000 years of life lost, according to a report released today by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The …

Australia’s major public hospitals have recorded a marked fall in the rate of healthcare-associated Golden Staph bloodstream infections, the latest report from the National Health Performance Authority shows. The number …

Childhood cancer survival has increased in Australia by 6% over recent decades, but one in five kids affected will still die within five years, new Cancer Council figures have revealed. …

The National Heart Foundation of Australia says the fact that heart disease remains the country’s single leading killer following the release of the 2013 Cause of Death Data from the …

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is again calling for the immediate rollout of a real-time prescription drug database to reduce the number of people dying from prescription drug …

Cigarettes kill two out of every three long-term smokers, a study published in the international journal BMC Medicine shows – making the habit even deadlier than previously believed. Previously, it …

Cancer and heart disease were responsible for 58% of the total years of life lost in 2010, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, …