Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - August, 2019
Education Queensland is being sued by the family of a boy with ADHD, after his school restrained him for ‘aggressive’ acts.
Wyatt backs booze ban removal
Ken Wyatt has supported some reduction in anti-alcohol polices in the Northern Territory.
Plastic pervades drinking supplies
Experts say we are all drinking microplastics, and cannot tell if they are making us sick.
SA blood lead spikes
The average amount of lead in the blood of Port Pirie children is up 45 per cent this year.
Overdose report shows rising rate
New stats show drug overdoses kill one Australian every five hours.
Coal towns see sulphur spike
An international review has found Australian regions with coal-fired power stations are among hot spots for sulphur dioxide pollution.
Elderly dental boost studied
A study at two aged care homes suggests brushing teeth twice a day could save lives.
Green light for big pot plant
A medicinal cannabis company has announced plans to build one of the world’s largest production facilities in regional Victoria.
Sex offender hired at health watchdog
A NSW healthcare watchdog has been slammed for hiring a convicted sex offender to investigate misconduct.
DNA re-jigged to store data
Researchers have turned living cells into computers, using DNA for information processing and storage.
SA settles hospital stoush
The SA Government has reportedly settled a major dispute with its new hospital.
SA to scrap GM ban
The South Australian government is lifting its moratorium on growing GM food crops.
Superbug breakthrough claimed
Australian researchers have discovered a way to find and beat superbugs, providing a critical breakthrough against many deadly infectious diseases.
Animal antibiotic warning
Experts say producers must cut antibiotic use in animals for the sake of human health.
Robo-tail to keep oldies upright
Japanese researchers have built a robotic tail to keep elderly people from falling over.
Social media harms studied
New research suggests frequent social media may be harming teen girls' mental health.
Stutterers sought for DNA study
Australian researchers need 3,000 stutterers for a study looking at genes that cause stuttering.
Gender selection studied
Japanese researchers are working on ways to select the gender of human offspring.