Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - April, 2014
While almost no-one is comfortable with the surprise presence of spiders or other creepy-crawlies, for some people a deep-held phobia can seriously affect lives.
As we move through our daily lives we may think we are fully aware of our surrounds, but there is plenty of information that the brain takes in but never brings to our full attention.
Researchers have used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to provide gene therapy, successfully regrowing auditory nerves for the first time.
As the government’s ‘razor gang’ sought out more budget cuts over the weekend, Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews said tightening up checks on claims for the Disability Support Pension (DSP) would be a good start.
It is all but inevitable that humans will create an Artificial Intelligence capable of outdoing to the human brain, and Stephen Hawking says we should be better prepared.
Despite its widespread use, the actual mechanism by which general anaesthetic works has remained mysterious, but new research has shed a small amount of light on the common practice.