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.
When the Commonwealth funds 60% of the health expenditure in the states and only 40% in the Territory, it becomes quite concerning for the department.
A recent research has indicated that those who are residing near the equator are under the impact of an escalated risk of hay fever, food allergy and skin sensitization to house dust mites (HDM) and molds. It has been confirmed that these individuals face a considerable 28% high risk for hay fever, and 34% increased risk of food allergy, while dust allergy risk stands at 41%.
A recent report has confirmed that the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) has sent a safety advisory on Diane-35 and its generics. It was done after the French medicines agency (ANSM) went ahead to impose ban on the same.
According to Pap Screen Victoria, Australian women fail to get themselves screened in Victoria though Australia registers lowest cervical mortality rates. They have attributed this ignorance to lack of knowledge and education.
The statistics say that 80% of women diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2011 never had a pap test. Some who have applied for the one do not visit the screen tests frequently.
A recent report has suggested tougher regulations for dietary supplements. It has been clearly mentioned in the Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging after Australian experts discovered some glaring differences in vitamin-D levels as compared to what was mentioned on the labels of the products.
According to researchers from Sydney, cyclists without helmet tend to take more risks. A study conducted on 6,700 bikers who banged into motorcyclists drew these conclusions.
The researchers said that the finding of the experiment bolsters the compulsory helmet rules that prevail in Australia. According to them, evidence shows that helmets reduce chances of injury.
Convergence of fields for quantum physics and biology has come up with a new microscope. Its inventors have said that the microscope has the potential of opening new avenues to resolve the mystery of living cells.
In collaboration between The University of Queensland and the Australian National University, team of experts says that the basic components of life can be understood easily through this microscope.
After several other medical fields, now its turn to reduce the waiting times in the public dental system and so has the Commonwealth and ACT governments recently announced new funding into the service.
According to the health officials, the dental services operated by ACT serves low income earners, pensioners and children but they have noticed that the waiting time for the non-urgent work is 12 months in the department.
Government has indicated strict ban on public smoking soon, to which, café owners opposed initially but now they seem to support the ban but with a condition.
The latest news coming in the case is talking about the support that has been recently granted by the café owners in Monash to the advised public smoking ban in the city but they have kept a condition before the government that says that the state will follow the suit.
A recent report has uncovered that the Victorian health funding crisis going on since some time has yet not been solved by federal and state health ministers.
It has been found that the scenario is the same i. e. ministers of both the parties have been accusing each other in the protracted face-off. This is why they have shown failure while entering into a settlement of the crisis.
There has been so much talked about funding cuts Victorian Hospitals have been facing of late, but in a recent announcement, it has been claimed that new elective surgery theatres have been started at Austin Health.
Australian market continued upside movement on Friday. The stock market has touched 22-month high in today’s session as higher investor sentiment led to buying in major stocks. At Friday’s close, AXS200 was higher by 42 points at 4921.
Two new research centers in Sydney, Australia, has been launched by federal Mental Health Minister Mark Butler and Health Minister Tanya Plibersek, which aims at curbing the suicide cases, mental health cases and substance abuse increasing in the country.
Some 10,000 deaths were reported to an audit conducted recently by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. The audit reached the conclusion, disappointingly, that the deaths of more than 400 surgery patients that took place were actually preventable.
Obesity is a condition that becomes difficult to defeat even after a number of potential efforts. The condition encircles in it a large count of fatal diseases such as high BP, diabetes and heart illnesses. It is the reason why a Davos economic summit held this month discussed the issue.