Too many men avoid bowel cancer tests

Only 40% of people who receive free National Bowel Cancer Screening kits actually complete them – with men younger than 70 having the lowest rates of […]

High use of poorly financed aged care

Australia is a comparatively high user of residential aged care with a relatively low financial investment in the whole aged-care sector, OECD data shows. In a […]

Indigenous ICU patients suffer in long term

Rigorous follow-up of Indigenous patients recovering from critical illness, particularly those who have discharged themselves from hospital, is essential, a new Medical Journal of Australia paper […]

Refugees face poverty, food insecurity

At the start of Refugee Week, a timely study reminds us of the experiences and ‘cultural acclimatisation’ of recent arrivals. The simple but important act of […]