Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - December, 2022
The Queensland Government says it has accepted all the findings of an inquiry into its forensic DNA lab.
Lab embryos advanced
A happy coincidence in a lab could revolutionise embryo models and targeted drug therapies.
Bug strength worries WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) is sounding the alarm on high levels of resistance in bacteria.
Human hybrid issues probed
A new report looks at the ethics of crossing species boundaries by inserting human cells into nonhuman animals.
Anti-cancer capsule tested
Researchers are working on tiny metal capsules for delivering anti-cancer drugs only to cancer cells.
Bulk biller rort revealed
A collapsed bulk billing medical centre has been accused of systematically rorting Medicare over a number of years.
Genetic cocktail drives vices
Experts say that nearly 4,000 genetic variations influence our smoking and drinking habits.
STI stats show drop
Australia’s annual sexual health check up shows STIs are mostly down, but this could be because of less testing.
Neuralink slammed for animal outcomes
Elon Musk’s cybernetics company Neuralink is facing a federal probe and employee backlash over animal tests.
Scrapped vaccine advanced
Locally-developed vaccine technology abandoned early in the COVID-19 pandemic has been revived.
Untested DNA tallied
An inquiry has heard thousands of Queensland DNA crime scene samples went untested following a controversial lab decision.
COVIDsafe links to be probed
The contract for the largely failed ‘COVIDsafe’ app will be scrutinised at an official inquiry.
Students hired to ease strain
A new plan will see NSW student doctors get paid jobs in hospitals to ease staff shortages.
Territories allowed VAD votes
The ACT and Northern Territory parliaments can consider euthanasia laws after a landmark ban was overturned.