Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - June, 2019
New research suggests high-performing athletes could have performance-enhancing poo.
Call to replace ageing ambulances
Tasmania’s health union says a third of the state's ambulance fleet should be taken off the road.
Coal ash "time bomb" reported
A new report has warned of a toxic “ticking time bomb” of coal ash waste.
Indigenous depression tool tested
Experts have created a culturally-appropriate depression screening tool for Aboriginal people.
TasNetworks investigates exposure
Former staff from of Tasmania’s state-owned utility company want compensation for exposure to dangerous chemicals.
Nurse stabbing prompts safety call
A nurse has been stabbed in the neck after leaving work at a South Australian hospital.
Radiation halts Lucas Heights
Production has stopped at a nuclear medicine facility in Sydney after workers were exposed to radiation.
ACT wrestles old health tech
Canberra’s health system is “single-handedly keeping fax machines alive”, the ACT’s health minister says.
Drug switch could cut golden staph
Experts say hospitals should reduce broad-spectrum antibiotic use in the fight against golden staph.
Experts chase expired shots
Authorities are trying to contact thousands of patients who were potentially injected with expired vaccines by two Sydney GPs.
Measles rising despite jabs
There appears to be a rise in cases of measles among people who have been vaccinated.
Popper study backs TGA
New research has found young gay and bisexual men are frequent users of alkyl nitrites, or poppers, but few show signs of addiction.
Dutton slams doctors' choice
The Home Affairs Minister says recent moves are making boat arrivals much more likely.
Study suggests drug for dwarfism
A new drug could be used to allow children with dwarfism to grow to average heights.
Chronic pain plan launched
A new national strategy has been launched to help Australians living with chronic pain.
DVT study urges closer view
Doctors are being urged to keep a careful eye on deep vein thrombosis, a difficult-to-spot but potentially deadly condition.
Euthanasia laws take force
Australia’s only voluntary assisted dying laws come into effect this week.
New funds for suicide prevention
The Federal Government has announced $400,000 in funding for suicide prevention, including a program for refugees.
Union calls for hospital security
Recent attacks have led to calls for higher safety standards for NSW paramedics.