Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - February, 2015
Same-sex spawning through skin cells
A recent breakthrough has advanced the chance for two partners of the same sex to have a baby.
Water urged to fight superbug breeding
Experts say the water industry must get involved in the fight against “superbugs”, as the waste of modern medicine becomes a brand new health risk.
Coal counted in resourceful community
A joint report from 28 different medical groups says the annual health bill from the Hunter Valley coal industry is in the hundreds of millions.
Hoses could help Legionnaires' flow
The humble backyard hose can be a lifesaver in summer, but new research shows it is also loved by the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease.
Malaria menace making leaps
New studies have shown evidence of drug-resistant malaria across a much larger area than previously thought.
Mother's milk and mud for immune kick-start
A round-up of studies shows that a baby’s immune system is tuned by early exposure to germs and bugs.
Nurses and unions see no need for NSW sale
News South Wales unions have launched their campaign ahead of the state’s March 28 election.
Brain drain and other pain for unfunded locals
One of Australia’s top scientists has warned that cuts to research funding will put the nation at risk.
RBA moved to get in touch with the blind
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is undertaking significant reform, prompted by an unlikely source.
NDIS progress noted
A meeting of government bodies this week agreed to move ahead on a full scheme roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Data on young struggles reflects harsh lives
A new report shows just how hard is for Australia’s homeless youth.
Life-saving live-streaming robot event
A 24-hour robo-surgery event was on this week, featuring micro-operations broadcast live on the internet.
ACT to study depth of deadly legacy
The ACT will fund Australia’s first detailed long-term health study into the risks of living in houses contaminated with loose-fill asbestos.
Climate effects will claim lives soon
One Australian expert says climate change is going to become a serious public health and safety risk.
Door-to-door doctors may not be best
A new Tasmanian health service will soon start offering fully bulk billed home visits by GPs.
Dumb bells lifted against dementia
High intensity weight training could be prescribed in the fight against dementia according to a recent study.
Hepatitis find brings berry recall
Five cases of hepatitis A have been blamed on frozen mixed berries, leading to a nationwide recall.
Neural stem cells could treat chemobrain
Human neural stem cells are showing promise for reversing learning and memory damage after chemotherapy.
Secret trade deal to have deep health effects
Australian health experts have called on their colleagues to speak out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPPA), because of its major public health consequences.
Vaccine patch stacks cash
A Queensland tech start-up has raised $25 million towards a goal of delivering vaccines quickly and easily.