Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - June, 2016
“Drunkorexia” is a growing and dangerous trend among young women, a new study shows.
Power-playing brain boost promoted
International experts agree that exercise boosts students’ brain power and academic prowess.
Others urged to avoid our abuses
Ethicists have warned other countries against taking on Australia’s abusive immigration system.
Ambulance attacks demand strong response
Ambulance Tasmania says there has been a worrying rise in attacks on paramedics.
GM rejection can be reversed
Decisions made decades ago could explain why many consumers still reject genetically modified foods.
Asbestos survey extended
A major survey of health concerns of people in Mr Fluffy houses has been extended.
Bed money won't mend broken system
Tasmania's Health Minister has been criticised over hospital funding soon after he announced emergency department money.
Coal cuts life short for millions
The International Energy Agency (IEA) says coal power leads to about 6.5 million premature deaths per year.
Mental health cuts undone
The Prime Minister has put up millions for youth mental health, just days after being criticised for dismantling the system.
New stamp for life-saving lab
Victorian children will soon get access to the future of diagnostic medicine.
Brain pills put to test
Australian researchers are looking at the benefits and dangers of ‘study drugs’.
Night-eyes' origin spied
New research suggests we developed the ability to see at night to avoid being eaten during the day.
Custom proteins come in new forms
Biological engineers are developing a programmable protein that could deliver next-generation drugs.
Vape safety claims called to court
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking legal action over claims made by electronic cigarette sellers.
All sectors to see robo-disruption
The Productivity Commission has again warned of the rise of the machines.
Antibiotic advantage in decline
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC) says rampant over-prescription is adding to the ‘superbug’ threat.
Call for more coal health checks
Experts say Australian coal dust exposure limits are not meeting international standards, and should be more stringent.
Gut bug trial launched up north
North Queensland will see the world's first large-scale trial of gut bacteria transplants as an obesity and diabetes treatment.
Out-of-pocket costs start to hurt
A new report shows rising out-of-pocket health costs are causing people to take risks with their health.
Trans treatment harms health
While society begins to realise that gender is not binary, many of the world’s 25 million transgender people still experience stigma, prejudice and abuse.