Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - October, 2016
Engineers have developed a chip embedded with lung cells that can simulate the effects of smoking.
Amberley cancer claim questioned
The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has denied an alleged cancer link from exposure to toxic chemicals in an F-111 jet fighter program.
Blood bank database cracked
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has hit by been one of the largest data breaches in Australia's history.
Lung levy outlined
The CFMEU is seeking a black lung levy for Queensland mining companies to pay their victims, reports say.
Teo wants rural role for robots
Experts want to use autonomous drones to deliver medical supplies to remote communities.
Drink business relies on boozers
Analysts say the alcohol industry is reliant on harmful drinking behaviour.
Cairns urged to avoid cavities
Dentists are again calling on the regional city of Cairns to fluoridate its water.
Experts outline gut-brain balance
The leaders of a brand new field say ‘psychobiotics’ could change the world.
Experts brace for QLD Zika season
Seventy-six cases of the Zika virus have now been diagnosed in Queensland.
Pain pills unexplained, study says
Consumers lack proper knowledge about the use of over-the-counter drugs, experts say.
Pot bill passes in QLD
Queensland has passed laws allowing Queensland GPs to prescribe medicinal cannabis for patients.
Ancient warts tracked over time
As modern humans and Neanderthals interbred, a new study says their genital warts came together too.
Devil milk diabolic for bugs
Scientists say Tasmanian devil milk could have incredible medicinal properties, for anyone bold enough to gather some.
Skin cells coaxed into working eggs
Japanese researchers have produced fully functional eggs from skin cells.
Emergency alerts in Adelaide ED
SafeWork SA has been warned of dangers created by overcrowding at Adelaide's Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH).
NDIS delays hurt in SA
An SA politician says NDIS clients still wait up to a year for coverage even after being approved for funding.
Poverty stats hit ten-year peak
The Australian Council of Social Service says there are now more kids in poverty than at any other time this decade.