Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - July, 2019
A US judge has slashed the payout for a couple who blamed the glyphosate-based weed-killer Roundup for their cancer.
$21m for dementia efforts
Federal funding has been provided to support 13 new dementia research projects.
Australian diet studied
The Australian Academy of Science has had a look at the typical Australian diet.
NSW considers abortion bill
The NSW Government has backed a private members bill to decriminalise abortions.
Nurse attacked in QLD
A nurse has been taken into intensive care after being attacked at Toowoomba Hospital.
Skipped meals common on Newstart
A new survey finds 80 per cent of Newstart recipients have to skip meals.
Smoking laws applauded
Australia has been named as a ‘best practice’ country when it comes to smoking laws.
Genetics tops retraction stats
Genetics papers are being retracted at a rate 8 times higher than any other life sciences, due to an increase in copycats.
QLD health tech hindered
An attempt to rollout a digital health system in Queensland has hit another snag.
'Death spiral' denied
The Health Minister says current measures are enough to counteract a private health system “death spiral”.
Pharmacy missteps studied
A new study has raised concerns that many pharmacies are not adhering to drug-dispensing guidelines.
Rights linked to population health
Nations with stronger women's rights appear to have better health and faster population growth.
Health strike to hit NSW
Thousands of NSW health workers will strike next month, demanding better security after a spike in violent attacks.
Anorexia genes uncovered
Australian researchers have helped identify genes associated with anorexia.
Autism study shows early effect
A pre-emptive intervention for babies with early signs of autism appears successful.
Scans show parenting predecessors
New research has uncovered the parenting habits of one of our earliest ancestors.
Elderly drug use increases
Over a million Australians above the age of 70 are taking more than 5 medicines a day, research shows.