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The Australian Government will invest $3 million under the Medical Research Future Fund to advance stem cell research projects for kids.

26,000 Australians per year will benefit from Medicare funding of new prostate MRI scans from July 1 2018.

The Australian Government will invest $4.7million in Australia’s first National Action Plan for Endometriosis

The South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre will receive funding under the Medical Research Future Fund to deliver new ground breaking medical research projects.

More than 3000 women will benefit from a new breast cancer medicine that has been listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Funding under the Medical Research Future Fund will support Australia’s world class researchers to fast-track health and medical breakthroughs.

More than $12 million is being provided to two research translation centres through the Medical Research Future Fund to help tackle some of Australia’s big health challenges.

Australian competitors for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 (IG2018) are in their final stages of preparation. There are just 100 days to go until the opening ceremony on 20 October 2018. Let the countdown begin!

The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board will be seeking comment, through online submissions and public forums in July and August.

Vaccination is the best way for pregnant women to protect themselves and their babies from whooping cough and influenza.

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