Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - July, 2017
The Federal Government has committed over $16 million to a national real-time prescription monitoring system.
Embryo editing makes it stateside
The DNA of an embryo has been edited for the first time in the US.
Ice toll rises
New research shows the annual death toll from methamphetamine use in Australia has doubled.
Pledge to improve organ donation
The Federal Government says it will make it easier to register online as an organ donor.
Pricey cancer drug joins PBS
A new drug for late-stage renal and lung cancer is being added to the PBS.
Epigenetic effect detailed
New research gives one of the most concrete examples yet for the notion that we inherit more than just DNA.
Teens spread stop-smoking message
Research suggests peer pressure can be useful to get teens to stop smoking.
Sperm study shows big drop
A meta-analysis has found that sperm concentration has declined more than 50 percent ...
Doctors' review rejected
A fight has erupted between senior clinicians and management at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Hospital helps coal claim
Queensland’s Mater hospital has put its name to an advertising campaign for the New Acland stage 3 mine.
In utero lung risk revealed
Research has revealed new details on how pregnant mothers’ smoking harms their babies.
QLD promises more parking
The Queensland Government is doubling the number of free and cheap car park spaces available at public hospitals.
Tests prepped for type 1 vaccine
A prototype vaccine for type 1 diabetes will start clinical trials in 2018.
Junior boozers need better guidance
Fewer teenagers are drinking alcohol but more needs to be done to curb the drinking habits of Australian school students ...
Antibiotic step discovered
Australian researchers have discovered an important mechanism in the creation of antibiotics.
Fluoride could be put to the people
Councils in northern Tasmania could soon ask their people if they want fluoride in their water.
Baby caffeine study finds long term safety
An Australian study has found premature babies who receive a course of caffeine show long term improvements in their breathing and lung function.
Digital doctors concern AMA
The AMA is sceptical about the rise of online doctors and health services.
Immune cells' brain behaviour
Australian researchers have discovered that immune cells can act like tiny brains.