Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - June, 2014
A printer that prints organs made of human tissue has been enhanced by an international research effort.
Better switch sheds new light on mind control
Optogenetics - using light to turn neurons on and off - is one of the most intriguing and rapidly-expanding fields of medicine, and recent efforts may have brought the treatment to a new level.
Body worries hit boys' ideas of men
Pressure to conform to particular body types is well-known among girls, but a new study shows boys are subject to some of the same ideals and influences when it comes to becoming a man.
Claims of hasty steps in disability changes
There has been some concern over the speed with which the Federal Government is changing disability support, with some advocates saying it is storming ahead with almost no consultation.
Users click dislike on Facebook's emotional meddling
Facebook is being criticised for a mass emotional manipulation experiment conducted on unwitting users.
Building better mental health in walled-off sector
More than a third of all workers at Australian construction sites believe their workplace is not mentally safe.
Facial scans picked for genetic prediction
A new project could make ‘selfies’ the diagnostic tool of the future.
High-tech side-steps paralysis to move by thought
A paralysed man has been able to move his hand for the first time in years, using the power of his mind and some cutting-edge technology.
Lifestyle and nutriton links in chronic increase
An international research project has shown how important basic nutrition is, with authorities adding new links between poor diets and a list of chronic diseases.
Chief-swapping leaves top Health spot open
A bit of high-end musical chairs for federal public servants, with moves at the top of the Finance, Treasury and Health departments.
Cranes and collisions cause concern at Adelaide Hospital build
Hundreds of construction workers have returned to the site of the new hospital building in Adelaide this week, despite safety concerns prompting mass walk-offs last week.
Ebola outbreak takes toll as authorities fight on
Three-hundred-and-thirty-seven people have died as the ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to worsen.
Handy hints in next-gen tips for new treatments
A new set of guidelines is aimed at preparing healthcare workers for the next generation of diagnostic treatments.
Huge help from fifty new drugs for India
The Indian Health Ministry will provide 50 essential generic medicines, free of cost, from “birth to death” to all Indians, following an incredible social healthcare announcement.
Lobbyist in health site fight faces sacking call
Documents to clear conflict of interest claims against a junk food lobbyist in the Health Department “do not exist”.
Steep rate rise found in kids' anti-psychotics
A concerning study by the University of Sydney says there has been a steep rise in prescriptions of medications to treat attention deficit disorder, severe depression and psychosis.
Drugs inject slow, risky work approach nationwide
The Australian Drug Foundation says one in five workers admit attending their job while under the influence of alcohol.
Anti-vax fear has deadly-real effects for US
Whooping cough has been declared an epidemic in the heartland of the American anti-vaccine movement.
Banana genes bent to help impoverished millions
Researchers are narrowing down the list of candidates for a banana to save lives.
Cancer boost brought by several sites
Three new centres will help bring exciting Australian medical research into the real world, with over $19 million for a healthy future in New South Wales.