Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - January, 2016
The AMA says Federal funding cuts are making it harder for hospitals to meet growing patient demand and to reach significant performance goals.
Expert urges smarter disability deal
An Australian researcher says disabled students are being misdiagnosed for school funding purposes.
Ley makes play for clearer insurance game
The Health Minister has asked private health insurers for information on possible premium increases for 2016, in an attempt to ensure consumers get the best deal.
New splint funded for run to market
An innovative, Australian-designed, light-weight splint to immobilise broken limbs will soon be available nationwide.
NT notes federal funding gap
The Local Government Association of the Northern Territory‘s president is outraged that NT has been left out of federal funding.
Detention worker keeps detailing 'torture'
A leading Australian doctor says he will risk his license to keep speaking out about “torture conditions” in offshore detention.
SA ambulance bus draws critics
An ambulance bus that can carry up to 12 patients at once has been slammed by South Australia's Opposition.
Zika fears prompt new advice
Australia has issued new travel advice as the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreads across the Americas.
Cell treatment simplified by software
Soon it will be common to harvest cells from the body and turn them into tissues needed to treat disease.
Deep-thinking study boosts memory maths
Experts have updated their assumptions of the brain’s memory capacity.
Nose spray shows promise for birth help
Australian researchers say the smell of change is in the air, with a new treatment for the pain of childbirth.
Scientific value tallied at $330 billion
Scientific advances underpin $330 billion of Australia’s annual economic output, the Chief Scientist says.
Andrews accused of private health backflip
A union rally has urged Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews to stay true to his word.
Life-saving NT ambulance boost unveiled
The Northern Territory has announced a vital health service funding boost worth $149 million.
TPP to take thousands of jobs
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is still up in the air, and has been a major topic during Prime Minister Malclm Turnbull’s trip to the US.
Campaign taps fluoride fears
Plans to introduce fluoridate to water supplies in north West Australia have led to a backlash from residents.
Autism marker spied in brain folds
Researchers say they have found a brain marker for autism that can be detected by MRI and is present as from the age of two.
Locals help with scanner advance
Local experts have helped find a way to increase the resolution of MRI scanners, while making the procedure quicker and safer for the patient at the same time.
Small plates could help healthy change
Using smaller plates could help Australia battle its bulging waistline.
Unions dig at coal mine lung issues
Unions are keeping up their campaign to warn coal miners and their employers about ‘black lung’.
Freedom boost from free travel
A study from South Australia has shown how important it is for senior citizens to be enfranchised by public transport.