Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - May, 2015
A health expert and former Australian of the Year says the health effects of climate change on children have been “grossly neglected”.
Fundraising to find next level of toilet talk
In a crowded sea of disease awareness campaigns it can be difficult to get important messages out, especially when they are on a topic many consider taboo – poo.
Health sector guidelines to fight domestic violence
The AMA has launched a new resource to help doctors assist victims of family violence.
Homemade bio-sensors bring great promise
Citizen science and biological education have a new tool in their arsenal, made of objects most people already own.
Teen drinking Facebook link works both ways
Social media is a cause and a solution to young people's binge drinking habits, according to new research.
Legionnaire's scare down-played
Queensland health officials have confirmed that Legionella was found in the Hervey Bay Hospital water supply, but says there is a 'very low risk' of an outbreak.
Sydney deal puts mysticism under microscope
Natural health giant Blackmores has donated $1.3 million for research on complementary medicine at the University of Sydney.
Health hurts workers at high rate
A new OHS survey shows why the health sector is one of the most dangerous places to work.
Bugs blamed for breathing diseases
A new study says bacteria colonising the airways of infants can increase their risk of respiratory illness and asthma.
Poor tech choice plagued QLD Health pay
Former Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has admitted the Queensland Government bought the wrong system to run its $1.2 billion health payroll, leading to a long-running and expensive debacle.
Real results in game of recovery
The world's largest trial of computer games for stroke rehabilitation is underway at Australian hospitals.
Rural money pushed further in hopes Docs will follow
A Government incentive scheme to get more doctors out bush has seen money go to large regional centres, depriving smaller towns, according to Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash.
Twin tussle lands half way
Researchers say they are close to a conclusion in the Nature vs. Nurture debate – and it appears to be a draw.
Self-grown helps kids' own health
A new study gives a simple way to get kids to eat more vegetables – by growing them.
Ice ad made twice, confusingly
The Federal Government has been criticised and questioned after it paid for the same anti-ice advertisement to be made twice, 8 years apart.
Coal giant draws long bow in Ebola claim
The world’s largest private coal company has been accused of promoting itself in Ebola-ravaged Africa, claiming that fossil fuel is a solution to global poverty.
Macfarlane moves research into favoured fields
The Federal Government has acknowledged that Co-operative Research Centres earn more than they cost, but will cut funding to them anyway.
New study plots previously missed PTSD risk
An Australian study says early childhood is a key time to build resilience against post-traumatic stress.
Fiskville findings could set up better system
A parliamentary inquiry is looking at claims that lives were put in danger at the Fiskville fire-fighters training centre in Victoria, after reports of a cancer cluster among former workers.
Head sensors to judge concussion risk
Rugby players are helping researchers understand the repercussions of concussion.
Abbott backs new school despite doctors' diagnosis
The Federal Government has backed plans for a new medical school in Perth, but the Australian Medical Association (AMA) is not enthused.