Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - January, 2022
South Australian paramedics are speaking out against issues plaguing the state’s health sector.
Gas stove risks studied
Experts say cooking with gas comes with significant climate and health impacts.
Rare disorders caught in new test
The ‘heel prick test’ for babies could soon be used to spot three rare genetic disorders.
COPD linked to workplaces
European researchers say workplace exposure to pesticides is linked to a heightened risk of respiratory diseases.
CSIRO enhances high-tech diet
CSIRO has developed an AI weight loss coach to administer its data-driven diet.
Dangerous gene detailed
Scientists have pinpointed a gene that helps deadly E. coli bacteria evade antibiotics.
Land council calls for NT lockdown
Central Australia's peak Aboriginal health body has called for a “complete lockdown”.
Bacteriophage tests well
A new treatment is showing promise in the fight against highly resistant ‘superbugs’.
Medicare systems bring risks
Australia’s outdated Medicare billing technology could open the door to dangerous and expensive mistakes, a new report says.
Pig kidneys implanted
Scientists have successfully transplanted two kidneys from genetically modified pigs into a brain-dead human recipient.
Psychedelic tests funded
Sydney researchers have been awarded over $3 million to study therapeutic uses of MDMA and psilocybin.
SA seeks missing RATs
South Australia has accused Victoria and New South Wales of intercepting rapid antigen tests (RATs) bound for the state.
State issues brown alert
The Victorian Government has activated a Code Brown alert across multiple hospitals.
WA launches health sweep
An independent review of governance of the WA health system has been launched.
Authorities watch RAT rorts
The completion regulator says people are being gouged for rapid antigen tests.
Big advance from custom pig
Doctors in the US say they have successfully transplanted a genetically-modified pig heart into a patient.
Heart disease gene links seen
Genetics may play an even larger role in heart disease than first thought.
Long COVID profile outlined
Local experts say they have uncovered an immune profile for long COVID, potentially paving the way for tailored treatment for those with ongoing symptoms.