Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - September, 2017
New designs for trendy diabetics
Researchers are working on new devices to help diabetic millennials monitor their blood glucose.
NSW scores well in health comparison
Independent research has compared NSW’s healthcare performance against other states and countries.
Outbreak response launched in NT
An emergency vaccine program has been launched in response to an outbreak of meningococcal disease in the NT.
Social cue for puberty spotted
A new study has found puberty can be induced by sexual touch in female rats.
Push to cut unnecessary tests
Authorities have warned doctors are ordering too many unnecessary X-rays for children.
Alice asbestos investigated
Experts have reported on asbestos contamination at the Alice Springs Hospital.
NSW cuts smoke alarm scheme
Safety concerns have been raised by the axing of a scheme that provides smoke alarms for the deaf.
Old hospital developer dumped
The SA Government has taken back control of the Royal Adelaide Hospital redevelopment.
Push for three-parent change
Scientists want laws changed to allow three-parent babies in Australia.
Report covers high cost of cancer
A new report has revealed the high costs for privately insured women with breast cancer.
UK edits embryos
Researchers in the UK have used CRISPR gene editing on an embryo for the first time.
CBA sells insurance arm
The Commonwealth Bank has sold its insurance business CommInsure Life for $3.8 billion.
Concern over slow AI for NDIS
Progress has slowed on plans for artificial intelligence to help users navigate the NDIS.
IBAC uncovers Ambo's drug use
The Victorian corruption watchdog says illicit drug use is "likely" to be widespread among the state's ambulance service.
Immune-alcohol link tested
Australian researchers say there may be a link between the brain's immune system and the desire to drink alcohol.
Local tech used for 3D-printed bone
Queensland researchers have seen their work realised in the form of a 3D-printed shin bone.
New Medicare numbers issued
The Department of Human Services has issued new Medicare numbers after it was revealed they were being sold online.
Petri brain for Parkinson's studies
Parkinson’s therapies could soon target an individual’s own unique brain, with a new technique developed by Australian researchers.
Carb control could help malaria vaccine
Carbohydrates could be the key to a successful malaria vaccine.