Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - June, 2015
Compulsory uniforms at Perth's Fiona Stanley Hospital have created problems for almost everyone that wears them, according to the Health Services Union (HSU).
New quest takes blood tech to cutting edge
British bio-engineers are embarking on a project to create custom blood.
Big sell ahead for new Tas. health deal
The Tasmanian Government is preparing for a hard sell of its new health reforms.
Bowel cancer breakthrough in DNA signal
Australian researchers have played a key role in the discovery of a way to control the stem cell behaviour responsible for the spread of bowel cancer.
Builders' pay fight gets political in Perth
The Western Australian Opposition has called for an official investigation into claims that contractors on the new $1.2 billion Perth Children's Hospital have not been paid.
Eye health gap needs effort to close
Health experts say the gap in eye health between Indigenous and other Australians is closing, but much more needs to be done.
Novel neurons for brain-like bonds
Swedish scientists have built a neuron using organic bioelectronics.
Self-awareness spotted in thinking animals
Recent studies have found that human are probably not the only self-aware animals.
TPP still coming, still criticised
There are strong signs that the Federal Government will soon commit to the controversial 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite concerns it could be signing away its freedom.
Probe spots empathy in the brain
Research has revealed physical differences in the brains of people who respond emotionally to others’ feelings, compared to those who respond more rationally.
Smart chairs and talking sofas for proactive OHS
Australian researchers want to ease the burden of back pain with their new invention – the smart chair.
Ambo campaign highlights big ice risk
Paramedics across Australia say violent, paranoid and unpredictable ice users are creating a new level of danger at work.
Bowel cancer figures show most tests binned
Figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show that while more people are doing bowel cancer screening, most still throw away the kit when it arrives in the mail.
Debate on size of SA's cuts
The South Australian Opposition says the Government’s hospital reforms will see hundreds of frontline jobs cut.
Government bails on post-baby program
The Federal Government will not extend a funding agreement with states and territories that funds care for women with perinatal depression.
North Korea claims new cure-all
North Korea claims it has developed a vaccine for MERS, Ebola, AIDS, tuberculosis, cancer, morning sickness and a range of other diseases.
Nurse numbers not high enough in Tas.
Health analysts say Tasmanian Government staffing numbers have not risen to meet the workload.
Big business joins Black Dog to boost rural service
A major rural employer has partnered with the Black Dog Institute to bring better mental health services to remote parts of WA.
Social media seen as poor source of news
A new study has plotted the ways the people reinforce and expand their opinions, by surrounding themselves with sources that agree.
Cancer risk at work could be worse
Safe Work Australia says up to 5,000 cancer diagnoses each year could be the result of occupational exposure to carcinogens.
Full head transplant in planning
An Italian surgeon has made a bold pitch for funding and assistance for the world’s first human head transplant.