Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - May, 2017
Releasing mosquitos infected with a specific bacteria could help stop the spread of dengue fever, research shows.
Rats reveal addicted DNA
A new report adds to the growing suggestion that drug addiction can be inherited.
Small town bands against violence
Nyngan – a small town in rural NSW – is fighting to stop violence against emergency service workers.
Big health re-jig considered
Top government officials are looking at public hospital funding reforms that could see consumers pay more.
Call for new authority in CWP report
A new report says Queensland suffered “catastrophic failings” in its handling of black lung.
Nursing home deaths reviewed
A study has found a 400 per cent increase in the incidence of premature and potentially preventable deaths in nursing home residents over the past decade.
Study plugs UK's genetic insurance rules
As genetic testing becomes a cheaper and more powerful medical tool, experts are concerned about how the insurance industry treats it.
SA and NT join for rural boost
The Northern Territory and South Australia are joining forces to bid collectively for new services.
Mental help in trans treatment
West Australian researchers say giving trans or gender diverse kids hormone to suppress puberty can improve their mental health.
Forrest drops major money
Mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest has announced a $400 million philanthropic donation.
Tasmanian AMA issues warning
The AMA says Tasmania’s hospital system has decayed to the point that it is now unsafe.
Expert wants care rate cut
Experts say we need to ask difficult questions about how to reduce the number of Australian children in out-of-home care.
Visa change risks local research
Medical research could already be suffering under Australia’s new visa laws.
WA to ban unvaccinated students
The WA Government is looking to ban unvaccinated kids from childcare centres.
'Healthy' obesity has risks
British researchers say ‘healthy’ obese people still have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
Fear found in gut-brain link
Scientists have linked gut bacteria to anxiety disorders – bringing new meaning to the term ‘butterflies in the stomach’.
Working cellular scaffold printed
Researchers in the US have 3D-printed a scaffold to repair damaged ovaries.
Noxious NOx effects checked
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel vehicles like cars, buses and trucks could be to blame for around 38,000 premature deaths a year.
Vaccination rules reviewed
Australia’s unique 'No Jab No Pay' and 'No Jab No Play' policies could have unintended consequences that need to be assessed, experts say.
Allergy changes tracked
Australian children are outgrowing some allergies, but there continues to be remarkably high rates of allergic disease.