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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.