Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - December, 2019
A joint letter from over 100 doctors urges Australia to protect imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
New surface too slick for superbugs
Researchers have created what could be the ultimate non-stick coating.
Death inquest brings warning
The NSW coroner says the death of a 13-year-old serves as a reminder to clinicians not to ignore vital signs.
ICAC says Marshall 'angry' at report
SA Premier Steven Marshall has allegedly criticised the release of a report into potential health department corruption.
New labelling reviewed
If junk food were labelled with the amount of exercise it takes to burn off the calories, people may make healthier choices.
New stroke tech tested
A new touch-screen therapy tool could accelerate the recovery of patients who have suffered a stroke.
New tech for safe virus studies
Queensland researchers have developed new technology to produce safer ‘hybrid’ viruses at high volumes for use in vaccines and diagnostics for mosquito-borne diseases.
Hospital lists slip
Australia's top doctors say the country's public hospitals are “going backwards”.
Aged care commission continues
The aged care royal commission is holding its next public hearing in Canberra this week.
Dust spike shows monitoring gap
There are calls for chemical analysis of airborne pollution in the Queensland mining town of Moranbah.
Medevac deal denied
The Federal Government denies doing a deal to secure the repeal of ‘medevac’ laws, despite strong indications that it did.
Space-bot to watch faces
An emotion-sensing robot is being sent to the International Space Station to aid astronauts' mental health.
Vital DV group de-funded
The Federal Government cannot find funding for the only peak body representing Indigenous survivors of domestic violence.
SA Health seeks bad apples
SA Health is setting up a new taskforce to crack down on corruption and maladministration.
Health told to cut toxic ties
Medical experts are calling for the health sector to disentangle from commercial interests.
'Greedy' doctors slammed
Experts say private hospitals must hold ‘greedy’ doctors to account to save private health care.
AI trained on asthma tweets
CSIRO has developed a new tool that harnesses AI and Twitter for early detection of disease outbreaks.
Placebo pressure studied
A new survey shows a high rate of Australian doctors admit giving patients ‘active placebos’.