Cancer's impact

As a disease group, cancer is costing Australians the most years of life, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The report, Burden of cancer in Australia: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011, examined the burden from cancer in terms of loss of years of both life and healthy life in 2011.

Although the overall cancer burden had improved since 2003, among Indigenous Australians the cancer burden had worsened.

Product information at your fingertips

MedSearch is a new mobile app providing access to the latest product information (PI) and consumer medicine information (CMI) for registered prescription medicines in Australia. Each time a PI or CMI is downloaded the app accesses the latest version.

MedSearch is available from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

New mental health patient resource

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has launched its Your Health in Mind website providing information, written by experts, for patients about mental illness, treatments, psychiatrists and how to get help.