Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - June, 2017
Experts say the Federal Government’s ‘No Jab, No Pay’ policy could unfairly penalise families in the lowest-income areas.
Soft drink tax may not hurt much
Research suggests the benefits of a soft drink tax could outweigh the costs to disadvantaged groups.
'Pink collar' stereotypes outlined
Research suggests men working in fields typically considered to be female-dominated are vulnerable to negative gender stereotypes.
Minister responds to aged-care scandal
The Federal Aged Care Minister has responded to reports of exploitation at retirement villages ...
Senator calls for nursing safety boost
A South Australian senator has called for immediate action to protect rural nurses.
Fluid gives foetuses a taste of outside
A mother’s uterine fluid can give a growing foetus information on the outside world.
Manly effect of paracetamol in pregnancy
A new study has found that consistent use of paracetamol in pregnancy could have effects on the development of male offspring.
NSW goes for growth measures
Health clinics and hospitals will start weighing children as part of new anti-obesity measures.
Post-stroke positions compared
A trial involving more than 11,000 patients has revealed sitting up or lying flat after a stroke makes no difference to their recovery.
Schooling central to Indigenous gaps
Experts say closing the Indigenous education gap would improve health outcomes as well.
Virtual homelessness misses mark
The CEO Sleepout charity has introduced a virtual reality homelessness experience.
WA opens NDIS divide
An unnecessary stoush is growing between the WA and federal government over the NDIS.
Sleep study backs teen habits
Research suggests teenagers really do need to sleep in longer than adults.
Sneeze spreading assessed
A hefty sneeze can fling bacteria up to 4 metres, where it remains alive for up to 45 minutes.
Acupuncture pain-relief tested
The world’s largest randomised controlled trial of the use of acupuncture in emergency departments has been completed.
ALRC reports on elder abuse
Experts say Australia needs to reduce the risks that people face in their golden years.
Call for teleheath continuity
Advocates want to make sure funding for important telehealth services stays strong.
Red Cross stocks drop
The Red Cross is encouraging more people to roll up their sleeves in winter, as blood bank supplies drop to dangerous lows.
Foetal alcohol effects checked
Children with FASD are more likely to fail at school, have attention problems and talk about killing themselves ...
Puberty linked to poor circumstances
Social and economic disadvantage could be an evolutionary trigger for children to hit early puberty.
Defibrillator drones tested
Researchers are investigating the idea of attaching defibrillators to drones.