A vaccine that has always been recommended to girls at schools in Australia to prevent the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is now being received by boys as well.
More than a million girls between 12 and 16 years of age have been inoculated against the deadly virus. On Friday, boys of the same age also received the first shot of Gardasil at Sydney's Newtown High School of the Performing Arts.
Julia Gillard was at Melbourne to resolve the dispute between the Federal and State Governments. The thorn that nags the two organizations from a long time is the health budget cuts.
The meeting was organized by Premier Ted Baillieu. He had written a letter to Ms. Gillard to discuss the matter.
Queensland has come across third case of bat bite; other two were in 1996 and 1998. An eight-year-old boy has fallen severely ill because of the virus.
The virus is fatal and eventually causes death due to respiratory paralysis. The sickness is accompanied with fits and paralysis. Doctors have also said that unfortunately as seen in the last two cases, death follows the infection.
The New South Wales Nurses and Mid Wives Association is demanding for an increase in their pay. They also asked for a better nurse-to-patient ratio at hospitals in west. They claim to be paid $3,800 dollar more every year. This claim is demanded to be in practice by July 2014.
A campaign is being started by Queensland State Government now so that the problem of obesity could be removed to its roots. Obesity is such a condition that instead of bowing down in front of the treatments, fails them.
A teenage girl's name was called out loudly by doctors while she had gone to get herself checked. Though it is a common practice, the same in her case resulted in her getting stalked by another patient on Facebook.
Published in the Lancet, a study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Melbourne has claimed that people's lives are largely being outshined by profits by processed food and alcohol companies.
Richard Di Natale, the Victorian Green's Senator, is terminating the dispute between the Federal and the Victorian government. The matter of dispute is the hospital funds cut.
The Queensland's Government decision of letting the council decide about the presence of fluoride in their water supply is cursed by The Australian Dental Association. Some of the councils have already made their decision to eliminate the fluoride content from their water supplies. As per dentists, it will endanger the oral health of the whole communities.
Scientists from The Queensland Institute of Medical Research have achieved a major feat by discovering a protein EphA3 that is responsible for causing brain cancer in tumor cases. Moreover, a receptor was found by the scientists that maintain cells in tumorgenic state.
Scientists have expressed their concerns towards the import of food items from China as heavy usage of antibiotics on farms has become a threat to the food safety of Australia. Antibiotics that are being rigorously used by China on animal farms will tend to cause antibiotic resistance, according to the US scientists.
In its latest statements, the federal Government has talked about cutting of funding worth millions from the health system.
The announcements detailing about the cuttings are coming from the Federal Government, which has confirmed Victoria's health system for missing out on an extra $12.4 million in funding due to lack of required paperwork by the State Government.
As per the Chief Science Advisor of the Prime Minister, a public health strategy is still required to battle rheumatic fever. Though the researchers are successful in developing the vaccines, the research needed to be continued.
Details over a new funding are coming from Australia's Foreign Minister, Mr. Bob Carr, who has recently announced in his statements about the official's decision of giving $15 million for Kiribati road.
In his recent announcements, the minister has confirmed Australia's decision of spending $15 million for the repairing of a main road that undermined by rising sea levels and coastal erosion.
A new ray of hope came for a 43-year-old woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer when she became pregnant with the help of IVF treatment. She got diagnosed with a type of chemotherapy, which would reduce the chances of getting pregnant after the treatment of breast cancer.
Chrissie Swan, 2011 Logie-winner, came into limelight again with a new controversy in which she was caught smoking while six-months pregnant with her third child, in a camera shot. This A-list star was posing with her two sons for the magazine `The Australian Women's Weekly' on the Mother's Day special issue for an amount of $55,000.
A former Bundaberg-based surgeon Jayant Patel has underwent trial for the charge of the death of a 75-year-old patient, Mervyn Morris. Morris lost his life as a result of complications that included heart and lung failure. These complications were said to be generated after the removal of part of his colon by doctor Patel during his surgery at the Bundaberg Base Hospital in 2003.
As the economic conditions are improving in Europe and the US, the Reserve Bank of Australia released its 68 pages of monetary policy for economic growth in 2013. The forecast has been slightly reduced for the year 2013, anticipating the unemployment rate to increase further.
Private health insurance premiums are to rise by 5.6% from April as the Federal Government has approved the increase for 2013. This means an individual will have to pay $1.70 extra whereas an extra $3.70 will be charged from the average family on top cover.
Health Minister Tanya Plibersek announced the increase in health insurance premiums that would be effective from April 1.
Due to a decision from the Israel-based parent company of electric-car support company Better Place, there might be a termination of 40 jobs at its Australian operations.
This decision is in regard of arranging better provisions to focus on Israel and Denmark areas. Unless the company is able to find new investors, the situation cannot be controlled.