Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - September, 2014
Macquarie University has enlisted some help for its push to create the world’s first totally synthetic life form.
Big hearts help young man's narrow problem
A touching Australian charity effort has extended the life of one young Timorese boy.
Calls for more than money as Ebola takes hold
Many of the big Australian health groups want the Federal Government to do more about the Ebola outbreak in Africa, but the Foreign Minister says the World Health Organisation (WHO) has not asked.
Cormann calls for names to take a slice of Medibank
The Federal Government is softening the ground ahead of the Medibank Private sale.
Familiarity fires when faced with those we know
Scientists have learned a little bit more about the physical process of remembering.
Studies say chemo could be fine on unborn
European scientists say chemotherapy and radiotherapy are safe for unborn babies.
Vital spend drops to unhealthy level
Federal Government health spending has dropped to a record low, according to new figures.
Facial friends could recount long journey
The face of the adult human is covered in microscopic eight-legged creatures, not an appealing image, but it could help trace our path across the planet.
Outlook checked as research goes to the dogs
Despite their constant grinning, research shows that some dogs are distinctly more pessimistic than others.
Health and business boost worth price on carbon
Research from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has shown that carbon pricing and climate action are not just for greenies – they can have real economic benefits as well.
Often-silent needs swamp Federal ears
Activists have stormed Parliament House this week, getting extremely close to prominent politicians to make sure their message was heard.
Pleas for people power to slow Ebola spread
The weekend saw the African nation of Sierra Leone in lockdown as a measure to stop the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
Schizophrenia traced to eight separate sources
A new study has suggested that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders.
Staff seek pledge to end deadly ramping
Unions say rampant overcrowding at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) has turned deadly.
Fight called over "oppressive" pre-menstrual label
An Australian National University (ANU) researcher says labelling premenstrual symptoms as a psychiatric disorder is unethical and oppressive to women.
New bone graft ingredients tested
Australian bio-engineers have successfully made synthetic materials which encourage bone formation.
Study shows risks for those there to help
Research has shown paramedics have the highest injury rate of any individual occupation in Australia.
Dice roll on public health, PHAA looks for better bet
Gambling and its impact on public health will be a key focus for a major conference this week.
Genetic links made on strong strands of data
A study has found the protocols for high-tech medicine are becoming accepted worldwide, an important step for the future of many treatments.
Robo-spleen set to take swing at sepsis
Researchers have developed a robot spleen to fight sepsis – a major cause of deaths in intensive care.
Warnings after short-change on WA health jobs
Reports say the opening of a new hospital could put hundreds of healthcare jobs at risk.