Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - June, 2018
The national redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse is now open.
Cigarette laws upheld in WTO win
Australia has emerged victorious from a major trade dispute over tobacco packaging laws.
Call to close stem cell gap
Experts want tighter regulations on stem cell therapy amid concerns Australians are paying millions for treatments that may not work.
Mice keep limbs even
If something goes wrong with a mouse limb during development, placenta slows the growth of the rest to keep them even.
Health app accused of legal leak
Reports say HealthEngine - Australia’s largest online doctor booking service – has funnelled users' private medical information to law firms.
NSW announces retirement overhaul
A new code of conduct has been outlined for retirement villages in NSW.
Online melanoma hub launched
Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) has launched a free e-learning portal to educate healthcare professionals.
Vaccine scheme brings results
A targeted vaccine program has helped close a health gap for Indigenous kids.
Mount Isa lead levels high
Mount Isa children are still living with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood.
Schizophrenic perception measured
New research has uncovered why individuals with schizophrenia may have difficulties perceiving emotions.
Katherine contamination reviewed
The Department of Defence has been slammed at a community meeting in Katherine over the PFAS chemical contamination scandal.
Pandemic project seeks first steps
A new research project will focus on what to do with the first clinical cases in future pandemics.
Toothpaste may aid superbug growth
A common ingredient in toothpaste and handwash could be contributing to antibiotic resistance, experts say.
Lab-on-a-chip for early life
Researchers in Adelaide are working on a way to test for a wide range of foetal genetic abnormalities in early pregnancy.
Older docs could block burnout
Experts say senior, influential and experienced doctors must lead action to protect their younger colleagues from debilitating burnout.
PFAS plume detected
Contamination from potentially toxic PFAS chemicals has been found in a 10-square-kilometre plume of groundwater at the Richmond RAAF base in north-west Sydney.
Test site for new eating treatment
Expanded psychological treatments for eating disorders are being offered under a pilot study on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Perth joins vaccine network
A new project could put Perth at the front of a global push to decode the human immune system.