Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - October, 2018
Advocates are concerned that funds previously earmarked for the NDIS are being used to fund drought relief.
Pollution deaths tallied
Seven million deaths are caused by air pollution each year, new global stats show.
Hospital loses ICU accreditation
A major Sydney hospital has lost Intensive Care Unit training accreditation due to serious bullying and harassment allegations.
SA syphilis response slows
A baby born with syphilis in South Australia is the state’s first in 18 years.
Warning over myGov tracking
People fleeing domestic violence have been warned that former partners could trace them via their children's myGov accounts.
Insiders detail nurse assaults
Mental health nurses in the ACT have warned that their lives are at risk from patient assaults.
Issues arise at nuclear lab
A review has found a number of issues at a 1950s-era nuclear medicine lab in south-west Sydney.
PM issues abuse apology
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has delivered a formal apology on behalf of the nation for failing survivors of institutional child sex abuse.
Smartphone cancer check coming
Australian engineers are developing a low cost, easy to use cancer detector, designed to be attached to a smart phone.
Telstra admits 000 failing
Telstra has taken responsibility for an outage that saw over 1,400 calls to triple-zero going unanswered earlier this year.
Call to widen My Health window
A Senate committee has recommended Australians be given another year to opt out of the My Health Record system.
Malaria vaccine tests well
Successful human trials have given hope for the next stage in the development of a new malaria vaccine.
New drug shows CF promise
An Australian-led trial has found that adding a new drug to two existing treatments significantly improved the lung function of patients with cystic fibrosis.
PrEP trial shows big decline
HIV infections in gay and bisexual men in NSW have declined by almost one-third following PrEP trials.
Queensland backs abortion bill
Abortion will become legal in Queensland, after the state’s parliament voted in support of new legislation.
Headspace to see $52m boost
The Federal Government says it will increase funding to Headspace by about 50 per cent next financial year.
PM pushed for Nauru move
The Morrison Government is facing internal pressure to move children off Nauru.
Apology for mesh agony
The Federal Government has issued a national apology after decades of “agony and pain” from vaginal mesh implants.
Fat added to diabetes risk
A new study by Australian researchers challenges conventional wisdom about the causes of diabetes.