Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - March, 2019
Australian researchers want to use 3D mapping to identify rare diseases in children.
Abortion access could be better
Experts say medical abortions in Australia are still being affected by a restrictive history.
Payout ruled in Roundup case
A US jury has awarded $114 million to a man who said his use of weed killer Roundup caused his cancer.
WA to probe climate-health links
The WA Government has announced a broad-ranging inquiry into the health impacts of climate change.
Science chief backs edit ban
Australian Academy of Science president Professor John Shine has backed calls for a ban on clinical uses of genetic editing.
Settlements over opioid epidemic
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP has reached a $US270 million settlement over claims it fuelled an opioid abuse epidemic.
Surgeries cut in swollen system
Almost every public hospital in south-east Queensland is at capacity, and nurses are calling out for change.
Doctors propose DV centre
Doctors are pushing for the creation of Australia's first domestic violence trauma recovery centre.
Call to raise criminal age
Medical experts want the age of criminal responsibility to be raised to 14.
Euro-centric genomics slammed
European ancestry is vastly overrepresented in genomics research, and it could have serious consequences for science and medicine.
Insurance costs top worry list
A national survey has found health insurance costs are at the top of the list of household worries.
PM announces Vic. health boost
The Prime Minister is in Melbourne spruiking health funding this week.
WA surrogacy needs big update
WA's surrogacy laws have been found to be outdated, discriminatory and need overhauling.
Infections drop in scrubbing study
A major a trial of enhanced hospital cleaning practices at 11 Australian hospitals has resulted in fewer infections and costs.
Artificial womb advancing
Researchers are working on an artificial womb that could one day save the lives of extremely premature babies.
Dementia drops in care settings
Dementia rates are declining among older Australians in home and long-term care.
Economist sees health-tech barriers
One expert is questioning the barriers to tech innovation in healthcare.
Gene studies reach smartphones
Australian researchers have made it possible to do genomic analysis on a phone.