Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - October, 2012
The Federal Government has announced the release of three new resources aimed at helping aged care workers support older Australians, including updated guidelines on medication management in aged care.
The Federal Government has hailed the passage of legislation through Parliament that locks in equal pay increases for 150,000 social and community services (SACS) workers.
The majority of Australian children are faring well in terms of health, but there is room for improvement for some, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The South Australian Government has outlined its response to the recommendations made in three external reports on potential savings and efficiency gains to the State’s health system.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced it will grant authorization for edition 17 of Medicines Australia’s Code of Conduct for three years.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has urged all Australian Governments, State and Federal, to work cooperatively to ensure that all locally trained doctors have ready access to internships and the opportunity to graduate and practice their skills.
Usage of assisted reproductive technology (ART) to conceive has dropped, but there has been a marked improvement in success rates, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The Federal Government has announced the listing of a number of new drugs on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme, which are expected to benefit as much as 110,000 Australians.
Despite dropping levels of smoking and dangerous drinking, Australians are increasingly more likely to be obese according to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The oral health of parents is a major determining factor in that of their children, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The University of Queensland has opened its new medical training centre in Rockhampton, which aims to combat the growing medical workforce shortage in regional and rural areas.
The Federal Government has announced a $68.2 million funding injection for medical research into anxiety, easting disorders, depression and other mental health conditions.