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Liver cancer death rate rising: study

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SBS News, 9/4/19 The rate of liver cancer deaths and diagnoses has increased substantially in the past three decades, yet researchers say little has been done to help Australians most at risk. While it is considered a relatively rare type of cancer – nearly 2000 people were diagnosed in 2014 – the high mortality rate and increasing incidence of diagnosis has been concerning...

‘People are scared’: the fight against a deadly virus no one has heard of

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Guardian Australia, Tue 24 Apr 2018 14.52 AEST An Aboriginal woman – we’ll call her B – is sitting in a dry creek bed outside her community and telling the world “this is a very bad disease. But we have to talk in a way not to shame people. Not telling them straight out. Telling them gently and quietly.” B is talking about a sickness that has killed her family member and is a potential tragedy...

Syphilis jumps to WA: doctors say ‘complacent’ safe sex attitudes to blame

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ABC News, 17/03/2018 Some sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Western Australia, with Aboriginal communities in the north hit particularly hard by a syphilis outbreak. Australian Medical Association president Omar Khorshid said Aboriginal people in the north had been failed. “It’s really sad that we’ve actually had and outbreak of syphilis that started in north...

What is really going on with STIs in Indigenous kids?

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The Age, 10 March 2018
Detailed new statistics on sexually transmitted infections among Indigenous children in the Northern Territory reveal the number of cases is declining and there is little evidence to link STI rates to child abuse.

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Sexual health in Australia’s tropical north

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ABC Radio National Health Report, Monday 5 June 2017 5:45 PM There are currently epidemics of syphilis and HIV in young Indigenous people in Cairns. These epidemics are out of control, and have crossed borders to to the Northern Territory, and in the case of syphilis, to Western Australia and South Australia as well. But in better news, Cairns is a nation leader when it comes to clearing the...

HIV Conference slams spitting laws in SA, WA & NT

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Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)  Adelaide: Friday, 18 November 2016 Delegates at Australia’s national HIV/AIDS conference have condemned the governments of South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory over laws that force people accused of criminal offences to undergo mandatory HIV and blood-borne virus testing. The conference passed a...

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