Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - August, 2018
Researchers have uncovered some of the reasons Australian love bottled water despite having some of the highest-quality tap water in the world.
Famous face for PFAS case
American legal activist Erin Brockovich has arrived in Australia for a lawsuit against the Department of Defence.
Nurses make gag claim
Staff at a major mental health hospital say they have been gagged from speaking out about abuse.
Heinz fined for health claims
Heinz has received a $2.25 million fine for claiming high-sugar snacks were healthy.
Nauru moves highlight crisis
A succession of critically ill asylum seeker children are being brought from Nauru.
DIY malaria check coming
Australian engineers are working on a simple diagnostic kit for malaria that only requires water to use.
Implant scandals to continue
Experts say catastrophic failures of medical devices are “almost guaranteed” without key reforms.
Some NT medics want government control
Northern Territory paramedics say they need much better support.
High WA Health payouts questioned
Details of large payouts have emerged in the case of three former WA Health staffers involved in a decade-long corruption scandal.
Hospital safety worth billions
A new report says taxpayers could be saved $1.5 billion if hospitals improved their safety.
New CF drug coming to PBS
A new cystic fibrosis drug could be placed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Organ opt-out may not be enough
A British study has found an opt-out organ donation register may not increase the number of donations.
Water inquiry points to PFAS
Contamination in a Bundaberg suburb's water supply has been linked to historic PFAS use.
Charges over aged care violence
WorkSafe Victoria has filed charges against a government department over occupational violence in an aged care facility.
Monsanto to pay for cancer link
Pesticide giant Monsanto has been ordered to make a massive payout ...
Call to cut 'cancer' talk
Medical researchers are calling for the word “cancer” to be dropped from some doctor-patient conversations.
Degeneration DNA discovered
Queensland researchers are making important discoveries about the genetic causes of neurological degeneration.