Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - February, 2016
As robots take on more human abilities, a new report on the future of the workforce has been released.
Pancreatic split for targeted treatments
New research has provided a big step forward in the way we understand pancreatic cancer, or rather, cancers.
Pill testing to prevent festival deaths
Doctors and addiction experts will conduct pill testing at NSW festivals, with or without the support of the Government.
Reports start after staff caught snooping
South Australian Health Minister Jack Snelling has unveiled a range of changes in response to health staff caught snooping on patient records.
Tech-heads inspect WA hospital woes
Tech experts have reviewed the botched handling of WA’s hospital digitisation program.
Anti-Safe-Schools brigade growing
The Prime Minister is under more pressure from the Neolithic faction of the LNP.
Anti-animal-torture bill expected
Labor is preparing a bill that would ban animal testing for cosmetics in Australia.
Hospital hand-wash effects checked
An official review has found the national hospital hand-washing campaign to be effective, but quite expensive.
Local sites labour with overseas asbestos
Authorities say asbestos is still being used on Australian building sites.
Asha shifted while medics urge moral response
A baby at the centre of a passionate immigration policy fight has been transferred to community detention.
Experts warn of pre-diabetic diet gain
Eating a so-called ‘paleo diet’ might lead to rapid weight gain with particular risks for diabetics, one study suggests.
Hospital death sees tools-down in SA
Workers have walked off site after man was fatally crushed in a scissor lift at the Royal Adelaide Hospital site.
Ancient teaching suggests innate lean
Researchers have used a small-scale and very specific study to suggest teaching is an innate human behaviour.
Concern raised as jab rates drop
New figures show Australia is slacking off on immunisation, and could be putting people at risk.
Cancer cell switch brings striking results
Excitement is rising around a new cancer treatment that uses a patient’s own cells.
Condom study could seed native grass industry
A massive new industry could open up in Australia following research on materials for the thinnest condom ever.
Severe shortage striking worldwide
Four billion people face severe water scarcity for at least one month a year, according to a new report.
Infant ears in bio-printing baby step
Biomedical engineers have unveiled a ground-breaking new device over ten years in the making.
$30 mil hospital clean up bill paid
A big funding boost has put Melbourne’s Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital redevelopment back on track.
Autism app for faster diagnosis
Important interventions could be made with the release of a mobile phone app for detecting autism.
Barnett blind to Fiona failings
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says critics of Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) should stop complaining about what is “probably the best hospital in the southern hemisphere”.