Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - September, 2015
Research from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has found a widespread culture of bullying and sexual harassment among surgeons.
PEACH launched for QLD food fix
With the year drawing to a close and a season of unfettered indulgence approaching, a new government-funded healthy lifestyle program being rolled out in response to rising rates of childhood obesity.
SA Ambos pounce on savings talk
South Australian ambulance officers have been told that the State Government plans to cut almost $8 million from the service, prompting them to threaten industrial action.
Exciting step for mechanical exo-suit
A man who is paralysed from the waist down has taken his first step in four years – with the help of a high-tech exoskeleton.
Hospital hunts for desal in dry times
Broken Hill Base Hospital is planning to build its own desalination plant to combat the effects of a worsening water shortage in far west New South Wales.
Experts look at FIFO diabetes link
Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers and their families are being targeted in a new study looking at the skyrocketing rates of diabetes in mining communities.
WorkSafe WA seeking safer healthcare
WorkSafe WA has launched a proactive inspection program to look at manual task incidents in hospitals and residential care.
AMA calls time on skull-cracking sports
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) wants combat sports banned at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
Four people warned over hospital record rig
Four staff members at Adelaide’s Lyell McEwin Hospital have been “counselled” after removing a radiologist's comments from a patient's medical record.
Morcombes make it easier to keep kids safe
Child safety campaigners Bruce and Denise Morcombe have launched a mobile phone app to help parents track their children.
SA study plots state's bulging bodies
Nearly a third of South Australians will be not just fat, but obese by 2019.
Study ties Type 2 to brain bundles
Australian researchers say they have spotted a strong link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
Teo joins Senator's medical complaints call
A top neurosurgeon has added his name to Senator Nick Xenophon's call for a Senate inquiry into the medical complaints process.
Autism review finds best testing
Researchers have provided an update on the best known ways to tell if a child has autism.
Psych study shows scientific failings
A large scale study has identified what could be a big problem in psychological research – a lack of reproducibility.