Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - September, 2018
NDIS underspend questioned
A key economist says NDIS underspending could hit $5 billion by the end of the financial year.
Pain group issues insurance warning
Changes to private health coverage for chronic pain treatment could push sufferers into opioid drug use, experts are warning.
PCOS guidelines launched
Australian experts have contributed to the first international evidence-based guideline for the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Supplement study shows caffeine kick
A new study shows some sports supplements contain massive amounts of caffeine.
Tas. health deemed underfunded
A new review has found Tasmania's health system is underfunded “in excess of $90 million a year”.
Research risked by corporate distortion
Experts say industry influence on research agendas must be addressed.
ACT health review launched
The ACT Government has launched an independent review into workplace culture in ACT public health services.
Cilento switch to cost $500k
The move to rename Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children's Hospital should cost taxpayers up to $500,000.
Drugs firms found stashing cash
Oxfam says pharmaceutical companies avoided paying about $215 million in taxes in Australia each year for the last three years.
Labor backs TPP-11 trade deal
Federal Labor has given up its opposition the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Call to stop caffeinating kids
Experts want to ban the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to children and young people.
Hobart hospital on federal radar
The Federal Health Minister wants the Tasmanian Government to explain its plan to move Royal Hobart Hospital patients from beds to chairs to free up space.
Cocaine gene therapy tested
US researchers have helped mice beat their cocaine addictions using gene therapy.
Abuse "epidemic" reported
Experts have raised alarm about “an epidemic of child abuse and neglect” in Australia.
Aged care commission coming
The Prime Minister has ordered a royal commission into Australia's aged-care sector.
Aspirin study outlines issues
A major Australian trial suggests taking a daily dose of aspirin does not lower the risk of death, disability or cardiovascular disease.
Global cancer burden increasing
Men in the Australia/NZ region have a 1 in 2 chance of getting some sort of cancer in their lifetimes, according to the WHO.
Report reveals health concerns
Experts say Australia’s health system is under strain and in urgent need of transformation.