Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - April, 2018
A new study suggests the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire led to a spike in doctor visits by Latrobe Valley residents.
Hospitals to struggle with waists
Public hospitals may not be ready for treat the one million adults living with clinically severe obesity.
Movement restored by spinal zaps
Six people with severe spinal cord injuries have regained the use of their hands and fingers through a non-invasive spinal stimulation technique.
Brain probe seeks cytokines
Australian researchers have developed a state-of-the-art sensor that can detect signalling molecules in the living brain.
Feds ditch NDIS filler
The Federal Government is scrapping a Medicare levy hike intended to pour billions into the NDIS.
ACL injuries rising
Australia has the highest reported rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in the world, and the rate is rising.
ARC centre for high-tech med
A new centre dedicated to advanced medical 3D-printing has been launched this week.
'Super-gonorrhoea' on local shores
A British man’s ‘super-gonorrhoea’ has been cured, but two more cases have popped up in Australia.
Aged care gets immunisation order
All aged-care homes have been instructed to offer their staff a flu vaccination.
Katherine keeping PFAS restraints
Water restrictions in Katherine will stay for several more years, with progress on a solution to PFAS contamination still a long way off.
SA gets new health boss
The SA Government has announced Christopher McGowan will take over the lead role at SA Health.
SA offers flu jabs
All Australian states are now offering free flu jabs to children under five, with South Australia becoming the last to get on board.
Telehealth innovator gets venture funds
A CSIRO firm has secured funding for its advanced video telehealth platform.
PM calls for country med school
Nationals leader Michael McCormack wants a new regional medical school to help address rural doctor shortages.
Strange claims trigger UQ inquiry
The University of Queensland is looking into claims that its researchers have promoted an alleged cult ...
Call for reform amid PFAS discoveries
Free blood tests are being offered after the discovery of potentially toxic PFAS chemicals in drinking water in northern Australia.
CRC to forge health-data links
A $200 million Digital Health CRC has been launched to improve the use of data in the health system.
Deal cuts cannabis wait time
A new agreement will see Australians prescribed medicinal cannabis get access within two days.
Health tracked in changing climate
Australia is joining a global initiative tracking progress on health and climate change.
MRFF boosts QLD health links
Queensland health services have been granted over $6 million to help close the gaps between medical research and the delivery of healthcare.