Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - February, 2020
Figures on the ACT’s public health system show some patients are waiting more than four years to see a specialist doctor.
State launches silicosis strategy
New South Wales has unveiled a new strategy to stamp out silicosis.
AI trained on antibiotics
An artificial intelligence system has identified a powerful new drug for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Cleaners hit kids' lungs
Early exposure to household cleaning products has been associated with the development of childhood asthma and wheezing.
Commission hears 'broken' claims
A royal commission in Sydney has heard people with disabilities are seen as broken and in need of fixing by the medical profession.
Hundreds leave quarantine
Australia will soon start allowing year 11 and 12 students to enter from China, except from the Hubei province at the centre of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Push to put eyes on air
With environmental risks on the rise, experts are calling for a new air pollution monitoring body.
Report urges kids' inclusion
Top global health bodies have laid out a broad range of risks they say is putting young people’s future under threat.
Feds offer COVID-19 funds
Australian researchers have been offered $2 million in federal funds for COVID-19 research.
Bullying rife for trainee docs
A new survey shows one in three trainee doctors in Australia have experienced or witnessed bullying, harassment or discrimination in the past 12 months, but most do not report it.
China's virus numbers drop
China has reported a drop in the number of new cases of coronavirus Covid-19.
Lawyer slams Metro North
Australia's biggest hospital service allegedly tried to gag a whistleblower who exposed its allegedly corrupt behaviour.
Switch flicked to wake brains
New research has revealed what appears to be a ‘switch’ that controls consciousness in the brain.
Gap stats released
The latest Closing the Gap report shows that by most socio-economic measures, Indigenous Australians are still behind ...
NDIS access has slow postcodes
Investigations have found that children's access to disability funding appears to depend on where they live.
Outbreak bug dubbed 'Covid-19'
Expert agencies have decided to assign a new name to the novel coronavirus: Covid-19.
Ozone deaths studied
A new report finds daily exposure to ground-level ozone in cities is associated with an increased risk of death.
Aged care changes considered
The aged care royal commission will this week begin to map out a complete system overhaul.
Aged care stats stay secret
The Federal Government has blocked a law that would have made nursing homes reveal staff and food budgets.
Cancer 'fingerprints' uncovered
Experts have published a new list of the genetic 'fingerprints' behind cancer drivers.