Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - December, 2018
More funds have been provided for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dementia.
Community health issues probed
Safe work authorities are investigating violence and aggression in community health care services.
Aged care funds increased
The Federal Government has announced an over $500 million increase in aged care funding.
LGB suffering assessed
New stats show gay, lesbian and bisexual Australians suffer from poorer health, especially when it comes to emotional health and suffering physical violence.
WorkSafe sanctions Latrobe hospital
A major Victorian hospital has been sanctioned for not keeping staff safe.
Macular blood test looking good
A new blood test is being developed to measure the risk of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) ...
More PFAS reported
The Department of Defence has released a report into PFAS contamination at RAAF Base Edinburgh.
Phone-cancer link denied
A new study by Australian safety authorities has found no link between the use of mobile phones and incidence of brain cancers.
Transplant timeline grows
Scientists have set a new record for the amount of time a baboon can live with a pig’s heart.
Defribillators replaced in WA
Ambulances in Western Australia are having their defibrillators replaced amid mounting concerns from paramedics.
Aged care training lags
Experts say lower paid and lower skilled personal care workers are likely substituting the work of enrolled nurses in residential aged care homes.
Allergy study finds info gap
A new review says Australia is unprepared for climate change impact on allergies.
Baby born in transplant advance
The first baby has been born following a uterus transplant from a deceased person.
Medicare to cover eating issues
Medicare will soon cover treatment for tens of thousands of Australians with severe eating disorders.
Brain implant tests well
Australian researchers have tested a tiny device that electrically stimulates the brain ...
Study hints at universal cancer check
Australian researchers have discovered a unique DNA nano-signature common to all cancers.
Vaccine patch prepared for sale
A new manufacturing project aims to replace the needle and syringe for vaccinations.
PFAS probe calls for compensation
A federal parliamentary inquiry has called for financial compensation for residents affected by PFAS contamination.
Bayer cuts after compensation
German pharmaceutical giant Bayer says it will cut 12,000 jobs globally due to issues from its takeover of Monsanto.
Brain study shows modified moods
Electronic stimulation in the right part of the brain can improve the mood of people who suffer from depression, researchers say.
CBA reveals data flaw
Commonwealth Bank has responded to a data breach that may have given staff access to customers' sensitive medical information.