Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - July, 2016
Heart specialists have updated the guidelines for treating acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
Inactivity bill running high
Research shows that in 2013, physical inactivity cost the world about $75.6 billion in healthcare expenditure and lost productivity.
Inquiry outlined, calls for another
A band of Indigenous organisations wants a different royal commission.
Dementia's good effects
Scientists have identified positive changes that occur after a person has been diagnosed with dementia.
WEHI opens wondrous animations
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is creating a free online database of more than 100 scientifically-accurate 3D biomedical animations.
Big data to guide lives on welfare
The Federal Government wants to use high-tech data analysis to cut the number of people on welfare.
DNA test to predict transplant failure
A new technique developed in Australia could help predict the likelihood of kidney transplant rejection.
High rates show unhealthy gaps
A new report says the high rate of hospitalisation for treatable conditions in some areas shows Australia’s health system is failing many.
NHMRC looks at gender selection
A National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) review panel is looking at letting parents use IVF to choose the gender of their child.
Risks rise for low iron mums
A third of pregnant women have iron deficiency, according to new research.
Mental map hits new definition
A new study has identified nearly 100 previously unknown parts of the brain.
NT council takes big steps on breastfeeding
The Darwin council of Palmerston has voted in favour of putting “breastfeeding friendly” stickers and signs up in the local library and other government spaces.
Hard hit from ship emissions
Air pollution from shipping emissions in East Asia alone leads to to tens of thousands of premature deaths a year.
Black lung response questioned
Experts have claimed that Australian medical professionals need to be better trained to read X-rays.
Border Force fails on asbestos arrival
Asbestos is still being used in building products on Australian sites, and experts want a serious response.
Faecal diversity detailed
Faecal transplants are becoming more common in the treatment of human gut problems, but there is still some mystery as to what the wondrous poop pills actually contain.
Leading lab gets VP's praise
US Vice President Joe Biden has toured one of Australia’s top cancer centres.