Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - November, 2019
Nursing students may soon face a barrage of insults and belligerence from a VR simulation of an angry patient.
Big heart risk for cancer patients
US researchers say over one in ten cancer patients die from heart and blood vessel problems, rather than cancer itself.
Call to address sex analysis
Australian medical research is in danger of becoming non-competitive on a global stage when it comes to sex and gender analysis, according to a consortium of leading universities and research institutions.
Mesh case falls in women's favour
Australian women have won a landmark vaginal mesh class action against Johnson & Johnson.
PM commits $500m for aged care
The Federal Government has announced a $537 million aged care funding package.
Rule change saves lives
Codeine-related poisonings have halved since the drug became prescription-only.
Superbug evolution watched
Experts have investigated the evolution of one of the world’s most dangerous antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
School mental scheme successful
A new mental health program is helping teens recognise and support peers at risk.
Warning over Shellharbour shortage
The NSW nursing union says staff and patient safety is being put at risk by a lack of mental health staff at Shellharbour Hospital.
Bank rebrands to Lifeblood
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has announced it is changing its name.
Climate/health effects checked
Climate change is already damaging the health of the world’s children, and Australia is at significant risk of health decline too.
Medevac board backs Dutton
Official stats show the Federal Government is not under much pressure to bring asylum seekers to Australia for medical treatment.
Ethics issues in NSW adoption
An Indigenous child welfare review has found newborns are being removed from mothers in “unethical” ways.
Cell death details discovered
A new study reveals how white blood cells control the final moments of their death and their removal from the human body.
National park health boost tallied
Experts say Australian national parks are worth about $145 billion in health benefits.
Authorities respond to Yuendumu death
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has been criticised for its delayed response to the police shooting of a teenager in the Northern Territory.
Ambos push back at RHH
‘Unsafe’ conditions have led paramedics to stop treating patients outside of ambulances at Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH).
Cancer risk could be overstated
A common method for calculating the lifetime risk of cancer diagnosis and mortality overestimates these risks, a new study says.