Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - November, 2017
New research suggests adolescents with food allergies are experiencing frequent allergic reactions ...
App brings AI to mental assessments
A new digital system has been launched with the ambitious goal to change the way Australia’s mental health care system operates.
Doctors call for jail age increase
Doctors have joined a push to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years old.
New scheme spreads DVOs
The new National Domestic Violence Order Scheme (NDVOS) has come into effect.
Sugar group pulls sweet deception
Researchers say they have found proof that the sugar industry withheld evidence of the health effects of sucrose nearly 50 years ago.
Big money for heart studies
A landmark investment has been made in research to prevent and treat cardiometabolic diseases.
HSU trial continues
Former Health Services Union boss Kathy Jackson has pleaded not guilty to misuse of union funds.
AMA wants Manus access
The AMA wants access to the hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees languishing on Manus Island.
Gov. told to take action on tobacco
Experts say governments should not be afraid to sue tobacco companies for their enormous cost to health systems.
Headspace chief looks ahead
A mental health expert has described ways to improve Australia’s one-stop youth centre – Headspace.
Oxytocin plays protective role
Researchers say they have found a second function for oxytocin in the brain.
Brains balloon during learning
Neuroscientists have watched the brain grow and shrink as lessons become engrained functions.
Nanotech hub has big plans
A new research collaboration has been launched to develop the next generation of sensitive, portable disease and drugs tests.
$12m for Indigenous child health
A leading Australian centre has been awarded funding to help Indigenous kids.
Info lacking on lung safety
Experts say more information is needed to help respond to occupational lung disease.
Insurers blamed for genetic reticence
Researchers say insurers are engaging in genetic discrimination.
Vic. gets stroke-specific ambulance
Ambulance Victoria is testing a specialised ambulance for stroke victims.
Locals join deep dive on cells
Australia’s top biomedical institutions are joining forces as part of an ambitious global initiative to create an ‘instruction manual for life itself.’