18 May, The Age - National
The World Anti-Doping Agency has called for every Australian school student to be taught about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs, saying children are risking their health by taking steroids and sports supplements.
17 May, The Australian
IN Paris in the 1820s, medical student Louis Auzoux brought home corpses and various body parts to help with his anatomy training.
14 May, Brisbane Times
The proportion of GP visits being bulk-billed has hit a record high, with 82.4 per cent of GP services in the first three months of the year provided at no cost to the patient.
14 May, Sky News Australia
A trio of Australian and American scientists has made a discovery that could radically change the understanding of how the brain repairs itself.
They have shown that other parts of the brain take over to compensate for lost function if there is damage to the hippocampus, a part of the brain respons
13 May, Perth Now
ABOUT 1200 retired doctors are set to lose their right to write scripts and refer patients to specialists as the new national medical registration body moves to improve patient safety.
9 May, Virtual Medical Centre
Men are popularly maligned for wilting like cheap supermarket flowers at the first winter sniffle, however data from Flutracking.net, Australia's online influenza-like illness surveillance system, raises questions about the Manflu myth.
9 May, Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association
A discharge process which helps reduce how long patients stay in hospital will soon be rolled out across SA’s metropolitan public hospitals, following a successful three-month pilot at Flinders Medical Centre.
9 April, Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association
General practitioner and professional education advocate Dr Roger Sexton has been appointed as director of the NPS MedicineWise board in the role of Health Practitioner (GP) director.
20 March, ABC [Canberra]
An infectious diseases expert says pockets of immunisation resistance are putting Australia's measles-free status at risk.
Australia achieved its elimination status for measles in 2008, due to its effective immunisation program.
20 March, Sydney Morning Herald
Victoria's elective surgery waiting list will climb by 20 per cent to more than 55,000 patients by June, continuing what doctors and nurses say is an alarming trend that puts patients at risk.
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