Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - March, 2017
The 28-day human menstrual cycle has been mimicked using “organ-on-a-chip” technology.
Tech link lets paralysed man drink
A technological link between the brain and muscles has allowed a paralysed man to feed himself.
One-in-six missing jabs
Experts say up to 3.8 million Australian adults are missing out on free vaccinations each year.
Meth check finds rates rising
The National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program has revealed methylamphetamine is growing in prevalence across all regions of Australia.
Whistleblower ambo under review
NSW Ambulance is investigating a paramedic who raised concerns about the safety of patients.
'No Jab, No Play' could come to WA
The West Australian Government appears likely to introduce ‘no jab no play’ laws.
Autism blood check tested
A new blood test can determine if a child is on the autism spectrum with 96 per cent accuracy, according to American researchers.
Successful test of inhaled oxytocin
Monash researchers have created an inhalable form of oxytocin ...
Black mark for drug awareness
Health authorities are considering adding ‘black triangle’ warnings for drugs.
Footy fines for nasty knocks
Three rugby league teams have been handed concussion fines worth a total of $350,000.
'Liquid biopsy' to ease leukaemia
Australian researchers are working on a less invasive, more precise way to manage blood cancers.
Arthritis advance coming
There is “much to look forward to” for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to Australian experts.
Big risk for small hospitals
Experts say obese people face particular risks staying overnight at small hospitals.
Cat bug cut off
Australian researchers say a parasite from cats may actually change a person’s brain.
Obese IVF rejection questioned
Reproductive medicine experts say there can be an element of ‘fat-shaming’ in IVF.
BCA says services set to suffer
The BCA says serious budget repair is needed to avoid big cuts to social services and living standards.
Early touch affects the brain
Research has shown the importance of human contact for babies in the first days of their lives.
DNA map shows ancient moves
An advanced DNA project has mapped the connection to country of Indigenous Australians.
FOI reveals NDIS chaos
Documents obtained under freedom-of-information show almost no-one was ready when the nationwide NDIS rollout began.