Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - November, 2018
There is great concern this week about reports that the world’s first genetically edited babies have been born in China.
Air pollution linked to kids' disability
Australian-led research has found air pollution may increase the risk of intellectual disabilities in kids.
Cilento vote sent to CCC
Queensland’s health minister has been referred to the state’s corruption commission ...
Implant reports reveal deadly toll
A massive international investigation has revealed a shocking number of medical device-related deaths.
Legionella bug found across QLD
Over half of Queensland's hospitals and aged care centres have tested positive for legionella bacteria.
NT outsources health help
The NT Government is spending $1 million to address spending problems in the Health Department.
Pregabalin misuse rising
Ambulance calls for misuse of an anti-epileptic drug called have increased tenfold in Victoria since 2012.
New brain region detailed
An Australian neuroscientist has discovered a previously unknown area in the human brain.
Ovarian cancer blood test success
Australian research has led to the development of a new blood test for the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
Hospital name vote questioned
Questions are being asked about the credibility of the Queensland government’s poll to change the name of the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.
NDIS stats show positive results
Over 200,000 Australians are now on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and almost all report positive experiences.
SA surrogacy change suggested
Legal experts have proposed major changes to South Australia’s surrogacy laws.
Sexual health closures in SA
Public health advocates are concerned about the closure of sexual health clinics during a syphilis outbreak in Adelaide.
City hayfever watch goes live
A new project will help Brisbane residents with hayfever and seasonal asthma keep a check on levels of grass pollen in the air.
Listeria risk studied
Around one in three Australian households are at risk of potentially deadly Listeria infection, new stats suggest.
'Gluten-free' claims checked
Many foods labelled as “gluten-free” in fact contain gluten, new research suggests.
Cannabis uptake going slowly
Stats show there has been a fairly slow uptake of medical cannabis, possibly because of a lack of good evidence.
Foodbank funding falling
The Foodbank charity says the Federal Government’s decision to slash its funding “beggars belief”.
My Health opt-out ending
The window of time to opt out of the My Health Record system closes this week.