Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - March, 2016
Anxiety disorders are some of the most common of all brain issues, and a new study on fruit flies may have shed some light on anxiety’s most basic mechanisms.
Healthy $7b slammed as silencer
The main doctors’ lobby is excited by a possible $7 billion emergency hospitals funding deal between the Federal and state governments.
Nano-packages for cancer advance
Australian engineers have unveiled exciting new nano-tech “smart packages”, which could change the way drugs are delivered.
QLD Gov responds to new black lung claims
The Queensland CFMEU says two more workers have black lung, marking the eighth confirmed case of coal miners’ pneumoconiosis since December last year.
Doctors debate role in detention
Two experts have debated whether doctors should boycott working in Australia’s immigration detention centres.
Vic paramedics get long-awaited pay rise
Victorian paramedics will receive pay rises in line with the increasingly demanding nature of their job.
Gene switch gives HIV the heave-ho
A stunning piece of research has seen the entire HIV-1 genome cut out of a patient’s infected immune cells.
NHMRC pays for new wind farm reviews
The National Heath and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has put up another $3.3 million for studies on illness and wind turbines.
Patching in to easier diabetes
Korean engineers have unveiled a wearable, sweat-sensing patch that can monitor and regulate blood glucose levels.
Big review plots China's green damage
A new report says China is responsible for about ten per cent of the global warming since the pre-industrial era.
CSIRO's new stem cell technique
CSIRO scientists have developed a new way to harvest stem cells, which is less invasive and reduces side effects for donors.
Gene info has little effect
The age of personal gene sequencing is upon us, though many people are unwilling to decode their DNA.
Surgeons say iPads preferred
A group of doctors have found that patients prefer learning about their surgery from an iPad.
Students want sex-talk expanded
As the right wing faction of the LNP insists that children’s minds are being damaged by sex education, a new study says teens want more information.
Sweet drink tax could can obesity
The UK Government is imposing a tax on sugary drinks to help tackle obesity, leaving many to wonder if the same thing would work in Australia.
WA tightens ticket deals
The WA Parliament has ratified big changes to the structure of Healthway, the scandal-ridden WA Government health promotion agency.
Big sweep spots inflammatory link
A single, enormous study has found hundreds of genes which cause five common, hard-to-treat and debilitating inflammatory diseases.
Drinking data shows binge risks
Experts have gathered data on the toll that heavy drinkers take on society.
Clear results in paediatric cataract trial
An international team of scientists has reported a successful outcome in trials for a new method to repair congenital cataracts.
Coca-Cola reveals distracting deals
Cola-Cola has published a list of 34 Australian institutions that were given a share of $1.7 million in research funding over the past five years.