Smoking kills more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and puts more in hospital than all the other preventable illnesses put together. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people smoke at much higher rates than non-Indigenous Australians, and not many are quitting.
A researcher from The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has worked with collaborators in the United States to create a new tool to help health professionals improve their treatment of patients experiencing neck or back pain.
An Indigenous doctor inspired to pursue her medical career after attending University of Western Australia workshops as a high school student will join other Indigenous leaders to ignite the dreams of a new generation at a Leadership Seminar run by the University's School of Indigenous Studies (SIS).
A comprehensive research report into the high rates of suicide in the Kimberley has called for a major change in the way prevention programs are designed and delivered that will both empower and heal Aboriginal communities.
a long partnership with CAMDH (Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental
Health), first year medical students were fortunate to receive a laptop from
the Social Outreach section of St John of God Health Care.