Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - October, 2017
Artificial intelligence has been taught to identify people with suicidal thoughts by analysing their brain scans, according to a US study.
Global health effects felt already
Experts say the health impacts of climate change are already being felt.
Gene-editing gets higher definition
US scientists have devised a new method of gene editing that can find and replace single letters of DNA.
Work begins on high-tech bones
A new project is combining 3D-printing, robotic surgery and advanced manufacturing ...
Brain cancer fund formed
The Federal Government has launched a $100 million fund to fight brain cancer.
PC wants more digital health
The Productivity Commission has recommended sweeping changes to the healthcare sector and the way that pharmacies are run.
Robo-assistant suffers serious lag
Completion of the Nadia virtual assistant for the NDIS has been pushed back, with the Government revealing that work has been stopped for several months.
SA sees whooping cough spike
A spike in whooping cough has led SA Health to warn “irresponsible” parents.
Rural mission for new commissioner
The Federal Government has created the role of National Rural Health Commissioner in an effort to end the rural doctor drought.
New breast cancer links uncovered
The world’s largest ever genetic study of breast cancer has discovered 72 new genetic variants that put women at higher risk of the disease.
Closing the Gap to be re-mapped
After years of failure, the Federal Government is working on a major overhaul of the Closing the Gap strategy.
PCH delays laid out
Officials have admitted lead contamination is not the only major problem at the Perth Children’s Hospital yet to be fixed.
Training linked to mental help
Basic mental health training for managers can bring significant benefits, research shows.
Doctors slam office operations
Doctors’ lobbies say underqualified surgeons in day clinics are increasing the number of botched medical procedures.
Gold told to detect disease
Australian researchers have developed a new class of enzyme-like nanovehicles that could detect cancer for less than $5.
GP tools to cut antibiotic rate
Researchers say Australia needs better monitoring to reduce antibiotic prescribing rates.
Pollution death toll mapped
A new report says pollution has been responsible for an estimated nine million premature deaths a year.
Victoria moves on assisted dying
Victoria is on track to become the first jurisdiction in Australia to allow euthanasia.
Doctors strike in SA dispute
Public hospital doctors in South Australia have walked off the job amid a dispute with the state government over pay and conditions.
NDIS review slams sluggish efforts
A large-scale review has found the NDIS will be rolled out late, and could rely on foreign workers.
Victoria hitting herd-level help
Victoria is on the verge of achieving the ‘holy grail’ of 95 per cent immunisation.