Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - September, 2012
A new Bill brought before the Tasmanian Parliament seeks to provide official recognition of human rights for those suffering with a mental illness.
Victoria green lights mental health agency funding
The Victorian Government has confirmed funding that will secure the future of an agency that will give people with a mental illness the opportunity to help others in the same situation.
AMA welcomes healthcare workforce review
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has welcomed the new independent review of the Federal Government’s health workforce, saying it looks forward to playing a major role in the consultation.
DJs to offer breast screening clinic
Retail giant David Jones gas opened the country’s first in-store breast cancer screening service at its Hay Street store in central Perth.
Most emergency visits are completed in four hours finds report
Around two-thirds of all emergency department visits are completed within four hours, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Plibersek 'extremely concerned' over Queensland cuts
Federal Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek has said she is extremely concerned over the Queensland Government’s $4.4 million per year cuts to health care grants.
Baby boomer obesity a looming crisis
An urgent rethink about on strategies to reduce obesity in the baby boomer generation is urgently needed, according to a new report released by the University of Adelaide.
Video game a boon for hearing treatment
A team of researchers from the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) have discovered how a video game has become the first known treatment for Spatial Processing Disorder.
$130 billion spent on health last year
Australia spent in excess of $130 billion on health in 2010-11, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Gynaecological cancer survival rate trending upwards
An average of 12 women per day are being diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer, but survival rates are continuing to improve, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Disability service usage on the rise finds AIHW
The use of disability services in Australia is continuing to rise, with a total increase of 7 per cent over the 2010-11 period according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Iron therapy wins WA funding
The Western Australian Government has announced funding for a trial iron injection therapy across all of the state’s intensive care units over the next 24 months, a move which is hoped to be key in reducing blood transfusion use.
Researchers lead fertility breakthrough
A team of researchers in Melbourne have identified a new breakthrough method of protecting female fertility for women suffering the potential impact of cancer therapy or premature menopause.
Cancer survival rates improving finds AIHW
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has found that cancer rates are continuing to improve.
CSIRO leads 'quantum' step towards Hendra detection
The CSIRO has published findings that detail the outcome of a study that promises to lead to a faster, simpler way to detect the virus.
ACT backs cancer research centre
The ACT Government has announced it will fund a high profile chair in cancer research to be based at The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) at the Australian National University (ANU).
AMA hits out at alcohol industry
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has hit out at the alcohol industry, saying self-regulation has failed and that the Government should establish a Federal Inquiry into alcohol marketing in Australia.
Online intervention 'dramatically cuts' suicide risk
Research conducted by the University of New South Wales has recorded a dramatic reduction in both depression and suicidal thoughts in patients who participated in a study involving internet cognitive behavior therapy.
Royal North Shore Hospital ready to open doors
The new Royal North Shore Hospital has received its certificate of occupancy, meaning the main building will soon be receiving patients.
SA moves to implement child research with new centre
The South Australian Government has officially opened the new Fraser Mustard Centre, which will aim to connect cutting edge research with practical measures to improve the health, wellbeing and education of the state’s children.
ABS conducts largest ever survey of Indigenous health
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has commenced the largest ever Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey, aimed at improving knowledge of the health issues affecting Indigenous Australians.