Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - April, 2017
Researchers have developed an app to make meal planning easier for people with type 2 diabetes.
Victoria to launch rehab spend
The Victorian Government is spending $81 million on an extra 30 drug rehabilitation beds.
WA nurses want lead checks
The Australian Nursing Federation wants the WA Government to provide blood tests for lead poisoning at the Queen Elizabeth II medical centre.
Emotional eating traced to childhood
Giving lollies to crying kids may make them emotional eaters later in life.
Med school plan stuck on foreign claim
The Queensland Government insists that medical student places at the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital will not go to international students.
Bacteria test could extend last resort
Researchers have come up with a cheap, rapid test to identify disease-causing bacteria that have developed resistance to the so-called ‘antibiotic of last resort’, colistin.
Gut bugs can make demands
Neuroscientists have shown that gut bacteria “speak” to the brain to control food choices in animals.
Human tests for powerful pill
RMIT researchers are testing a high-tech pill that measures gastrointestinal gas.
Ambo's hobbled by busted radios
The Australian Paramedics Association (APA) says NSW ambulance crews are struggling with a failing radio network.
Death not the end of debate
Legal euthanasia should not be considered “the panacea to improving end-of-life care”, according to one US expert.
Labelling change could save lives
Experts say the way foods are labelled creates unnecessary risks for kids with allergies.
Mine boss backs cashless card
Mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest has launched a nationwide ad campaign to support the cashless welfare card.
SA easing pot rules
South Australia is making it easier for doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis.
Funding study finds huge effect
A new study shows investing in adolescent health and education brings significant economic benefit.
Mouse brain boost from human cells
In a seriously ‘mad science’ piece of research, the brains of old mice have been rejuvenated by injecting plasma from a human umbilical cord.
Weekend events take science to the street
Scientists and supporters of science will march in support of science this Saturday.
AMA calls out SA Health moves
The Australian Medical Association wants the "revolving door" leadership policy at SA Health to stop.
Antibiotic resistance raised
Australian experts say they are “deeply concerned” by the death of a woman from an antibiotic-resistant bacterium.
Measles outbreak spreads
New South Wales is facing the spectre of a measles outbreak, with 16 cases confirmed in the Sydney’s west.
Particle study shows pollution risk
New research suggests that disease from air pollution has increased in the last 25 years, and prevention measures in the most polluted countries are needed to prevent more loss of life.
Prescription deaths tipped to rise
Health experts say 800 Australians die per year from prescription pain killer overdoses, but that number could continue to rise.