Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - November, 2015
Economists have called for health insurance to become mandatory, as part of the greatest health care overhaul since the introduction of Medicare.
Health shakes taken to task
Many spend hours in the gym each week filling up on protein supplements in the quest for a ripped physique, but all that hard work and money spent on sweet tasting powder could be in vain.
Plain packages appear to play down allure
Research has revealed a significant drop in the number of new teenage smokers, with the reduction attributed to plain packaging laws.
Eye health gap looks like closing
A new review says closing the gap for Indigenous eye health is very much a possibility.
Agricultural antibiotics put people at risk
Experts are urging China to curb its use of antibiotics in animals to avoid a ‘major health catastrophe’ for humans.
Drug-makers circle massive merger
Two pharmaceutical giants are considering a merger that would create the world’s biggest drug company.
Ancient DNA shows first farming impacts
An international research project says the introduction of agriculture may have changed the DNA of ancient humans.
Children's bill aims to end harmful stays
The Senate has passed a bill that would remove all children from onshore immigration detention.
Blood test shows one drop ineffective
When it comes to drawing blood, most patients would want to lose as little as possible, but a new study suggests one drop may not be enough.
Organ warnings for pain pills outlined
Some of the most popular painkillers in Australia will soon carry new warning labels to make it clear they can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Stretch mark study says salves unhelpful
While there seems to be millions of ‘miracle’ treatments for stretch marks on the market, experts are only just finding out what the marks actually are.
Fifty Shades as window to views on violence
An important research project has found what young women thought after they saw the film “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
ACT pumps Health jobs into disused centre
Over a thousand ACT public service jobs will be moved to Woden town centre, the state government has announced.
Gloucester leader wants gas buyback for health
The Mayor of Gloucester has called on the NSW Government to buy back AGL’s coal seam gas (CSG) licence for the area, saying he cannot ignore the negative impact on residents.
Coffee study says drink deep
A new study says drinking two or more cups of coffee a day may have significant health benefits.
WA health cuts could top 1000
There are big job cuts on the way in Western Australia's health system as federal funding dries up.
Antibiotics' attack hits belly harder
A new study has looked at just how much of our useful, natural microbes are destroyed by antibiotics.
Big result from home-grown anti-cancer algae
Australian scientists have genetically-engineered algae for a promising new a cancer treatment.
Big spend to boost life-saving studies
Over $600 million has been dropped on Australia’s world-leading researchers in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants.
Experts to aid amorousness for all
Australia’s disability support systems need to help people with disability to have active sex lives, and a new Victorian project could be the first step.
Miners creating cannabis economy
A successful trial of new farming techniques on Christmas Island could see it become Australia’s cannabis capital.