The release of the first research paper to describe the potential of plain-packaging for cigarettes showed that it made smokers to have a feeling to quit the habit and lowered the appeal for smoking.
Nearly 500 smokers were surveyed by the Cancer Council Victoria Research. The survey was conducted during the roll-out phase of the legislation last year.
In September 2012, Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek visited Launceston and has promised health rescue package. The $325 million package was meant to be utilized over the span of four years.
The package included 31 million government surgery rescue package as well. Due to the elective surgery funding, more than 700 extra patients have undergone surgery.
In the process of boosting GP and several frontline services, it has been decided that there would be an inflow of $13.5 million into this department. It has been clearly said by Tanya Plibersek, Federal Health Minister that the concentration is on GPs, community health centres and community nurses.
In a highly noteworthy move which will result in the subsidizing of abortion pill RU486 and three cancer drugs, the Australian government has added the pill and the drugs to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
After a teenager lost his life jumping off from his balcony, calls are being made to control the synthetic substances in the country.
According to reports, the boy was telling his mother and sister that he wanted to fly before he jumped. He was reported to have consumed synthetic substance 25B-NBOMe or 25I-NBOMe sold to him as LSD.
As per reports, it has been revealed that $226 million package has been allocated for cancer prevention, detection, treatment and research.
Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said the funding will surely improve the cancer detection rate. Moreover, the funding is expected to bring in better screening methods as well as advanced treatments.
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