Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - July, 2014
As fears about water fluoridation continue in several Australian regions, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) says it will end the debate once and for all.
AIDS efforts bolstered by week of good talk
An event marking the state of global AIDS research has ended over the weekend, with renewed optimism that more and more lives will be saved.
Fish oil to face fact-based review
Fish oil supplements, a darling of the alternative health world, will be put through the scientific rigors for a new research project.
Mobiles help midwives bring comfort in new lives
Researchers say new media technologies including smart phone apps and online services are an effective way to improve the health of new mothers and their babies.
Vitality vaults after six intense seconds
As exercising trends toward the shorter and more intense, a new study could have the elderly going wild for a few seconds per day.
Big pay just one factor in push to the bush
A new report says it will take more than financial inducement to get many professionals to ply their trade in rural areas.
Marijuana matters as Mayors look for hemp to help
Australia is missing the opportunity for billions of dollars in revenue, thousands of jobs and a better life for many citizens by ignoring one single industry.
Oil boss says local help pays
Papua New Guinea's top oil producer is calling on the corporate sector to embrace public-private partnerships to profit through the improvement of local lives.
Sites seen ahead of asset attack
The Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance has identified dozens of assets that could be sold, and promises the money will be re-invested.
Hateful to helpful; mental voices change with culture
Anthropologists say that the voices heard by schizophrenics are shaped by their environments.
ACT asbestos plague grows
ACT Health has confirmed two cases of lung cancer appear to be linked to asbestos insulation.
AIDS future viewed through smoke of senseless attack
The AIDS 2014 conference started under a dark cloud in Melbourne.
Better balance found for DNA's role in autism
Nearly 60 per cent of the risk of developing autism is genetic and most of that risk is caused by common, inherited variant genes that are in individuals without the disorder, according to a new study.
Budget cuts at terrible time could condemn many
Budget cuts could be deadly, as the World Health Organization struggles to stem outbreaks with fewer resources.
DNA's life detailed in epigenetic tale of a single cell
Researchers in the UK have developed a powerful new technique to show how the environment affects our DNA.
Excellent air brings wood-fired warning
A new Environment Protection Authority (EPA) report says Canberra's air quality is excellent, but the city’s love of wood smoke heaters continues to push up pollution.
Health hampered by benefits for friends
A damning Integrity Commission investigation into nepotism within Tasmania's hospital system continues to take names.
Organic gas traps could pull new industry from thin air
Tiny organic cages could be used to extract rare, valuable and sometimes deadly gases from the air.
Star-gazing gives new view on cancer
Researchers have looked to alien life-forms for a potentially revolutionary new view of cancer.
Extra fee could add hours in ED
A team of researchers across Australian universities say the proposed $7 GP co-payment would have a profound effect on hospital emergency departments.
Firing finding shows bosses should be mentally mindful
A Fair Work finding has shown the importance of big businesses looking after their employees’ mental health as much as their physical safety.