Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - January, 2015
Evidence is beginning to show a clear link between diet quality, nutritional deficiencies and mental health.
UNESCO on a push for PE
The UN is calling on global governments to reverse the decline in physical education (PE) investment worldwide.
Mouse motors to drive targeted future
Researchers have sent a tiny motor for a spin, fuelled only by the stomach acid of a mouse.
First set of next-gen pharmacists starting
The Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) is preparing to introduce its first generation of ‘Advanced Practice Pharmacists’.
Girls' early results show weight of lost potential
An international study has found that girls outperform boys in educational achievement worldwide.
Mexico City squats for free rides and better health
Mexican officials are giving free train tickets to any passenger that wants to improve their health.
Questions on brain tumour link in big new study
A recent study found the risk of a rare brain tumour doubled among women using hormonal contraception, including the pill, for five years or more.
Simple tip could see more talk on ventilators
A new study suggests simple communication tools can help many patients on ventilators.
Stealing the secrets of self determination
Nature has long held the engineering secrets to power the future, and researchers are now looking to pinch another one – the power of self-assembly.
Big brain scan finds developing cues
Researchers have found five genetic variants that could play a big role in brain development, educational and psychiatric conditions.
Health closure prompts cry for consultation
There are fears that a NSW Government move to close several medical warehouses will leave regional surgeons short of supplies.
Wind turbine health study brings breeze of proof
A study in which 6 people reported their own observations of wind turbine effects is being used as an argument against the wind energy industry.
'Text neck' checked as next big risk
As millions stoop to read the latest news, gossip, emails and cat memes, experts warn the awkward angle of modern life could be a serious health risk.
ACT GP kept on despite drug slips
A Canberra doctor has been allowed to continue practising, despite unsafely prescribing opioids to addicts.
Former Doc wants showdown for Medicare 'cowboys'
A GP-turned-Coalition-backbencher has slammed the Federal Government’s attempts at Medicare reform, and laid down a few ideas of his own.
Phone swab reveals nasty bacterial hotline
A casual glance at nearly anyone’s mobile shows that smartphone screens are pretty unclean, but a new study has magnified the grossness in the name of science.
Spinal bridge stretches to new level
An elastic implant that moves with the spinal cord has restored the ability to walk in paralysed rats, and could be on the way to human trials.
Terror centre for new approach on 'radicals'
Experts may soon treat ‘radicalisation’ as a mental health issue, rather than trying to combat it with jail time and restrictive laws.
Vic. coughs up for free pertussis vaccine
A rise in cases has lead the Victorian government bring back free whooping cough vaccines for expectant mothers and parents of newborns.
Big prize for local sound saviour
More accolades for one of the people behind Australia’s most exciting medical invention, as Professor Graeme Clark receives the US Russ Prize for the cochlear implant.
Big money Medicare change brings more bills
The Australian Medical Association says the Abbott Government has enacted “a very sly way of cutting the [health] budget.”