Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - April, 2019
A new technique could see normal optical fibre technology used to produce microscopic 3D images.
Healthscope sale questioned
Questions have been asked about the Federal Government approval of the sale of 43 Australian hospitals.
Booze ads back brands
Alcohol advertising in sport can have long-term effects on drinking attitudes, according to a new study.
Local drug alerts fall short
Experts suggest Australians are being kept in the dark about new risks of medicines.
Brain drug resistance reversed
An exciting new discovery suggests that treatment resistance to a commonly used brain cancer drug can be reversed.
Experts call for Headspace help
The national youth mental health service Headspace has been dubbed a “waste of time”, amid calls for more support.
Flu jab expansion suggested
Experts say free flu vaccines are working, but there is room for improvement.
Sydney EDs slammed
New data exposes deteriorating waiting times and safety concerns in Sydney emergency departments.
Weight loss divide spotted
Doctors appear to be unaware of many of their patients’ weight-loss efforts.
News trauma studied
Researchers have identified a feedback cycle that keeps us consuming concerning news.
Pigs tapped for implant power
Scientists have developed a power source that generates electricity using the energy of the beating heart.
State to ban junk ads
The Queensland Government is banning junk food promotions at government-owned sites.
AMA slams waiting times
The doctors’ lobby says elective surgery waiting times are at their highest level since records began.
Dengue-Zika link studied
Experts warn that the dengue fever mosquito common to north and central Queensland poses the greatest danger of spreading the Zika virus in Australia.
Nerve repair method revealed
An Australian university has pioneered a world-first non-invasive nerve repair technology.
Typhoid reported on Manus
There are reports that a typhoid outbreak is affecting asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island.
Vic. expands drug trial
The Victorian Government is changing the rules for its supervised safe injecting room.
Aged care rip-offs alleged
Aged care provider Bupa has been taken to court by the ACCC over alleged false and misleading claims.
ALP makes 50/50 health pledge
Bill Shorten says Labor would guarantee an extra $2.8 billion in health funding.