Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - May, 2020
The Federal Court has fined the makers of Voltaren Osteo Gel $4.5 million for breaches of Australian Consumer Law.
Bushfire health data detailed
The bushfire royal commission has been given an indication of the enormous toll on public health.
Health raise proposed
Economists want those on the medical front line to be rewarded with increased wages.
Lobby links uncovered
Australian researchers have found extensive financial relationships between the leaders of US medical associations and industry.
Mucus adds to gut-brain link
Researchers have discovered a new battleground in the fight to treat brain disorders – gut mucus.
PTSD epigenetics studied
Australians have contributed to a world-first study of the epigenetics of post-traumatic growth and resilience.
Tick spit synthesised
Scientists have synthesised an anti-inflammatory tick spit protein for the first time.
Early view for artificial eye
An international research team has created an artificial eye which mimics the shape and composition of the human retina.
Hospitals brush with fungus
Experts say they may have found Australia's first transmission of the drug-resistant Candida auris fungus.
MyHealth hacks mentioned
A federal agency has admitted MyHealth records have been targeted by hackers.
Single-use has issues
Doctors say single-use metalware is both a cost and a liability for Australian hospitals.
QLD puts off euthanasia laws
Queensland’s voluntary euthanasia laws have been deferred until after the October election.
State simplifies trans change
Law reforms in Victoria have made it easier for people to change their birth certificates.
Genomic value varies
A new study looks at the value people place on having their genome sequenced for medical purposes.
Implants allow blind to 'see'
Researchers are working on new prosthetics that restore sight by delivering visual information directly to the brain.
More join COVID probe push
Dozens of nations have backed Australia's push for an independent inquiry into the COVID-19 outbreak.
Opioid abuse costs billions
The ‘extra-medical’ use of opioids is costing Australia around $15.7 billion and causing more than 2200 deaths a year.