Tasmanian nurses and midwives have been demanding better working conditions. However, it seems that the State Government is not paying much attention to their demands.
Support system is not readily available in Tasmania when it comes to battling eating disorders and having complete information about them.
A new Heart Foundation health research has ranked Tasmania as more "rotten apple" than apple isle. It has been revealed that the struggling state's population is at the highest risk of developing heart diseases and suffering strokes in Australia.
In an Australian first, refugees who are seeking asylums in Tasmania are now being provided with free eye-care and glasses under a special community service project. Red Cross migration support programs manager Al Hines said that previously glasses were not being provided because of the cost involved in it.
Tasmania's Health Department has said there is no link between contaminated water on the west coast and illness among some residents. Around 250 households in Rosebery are now drinking water from an alternative water supply because of unsafe levels of lead being detected last week.
A former resident said there have been concerns for years about contaminated water from the nearby mine.
Tasmanian Health Minister Michelle O'Byrne has called to bring a change in current abortion law. The amendment is to ensure that women do not face the threat of criminal charges by having a pregnancy terminated.
This amendment in the law will bring Tasmania in line with Victoria and the ACT where health laws regulate access to the procedure.
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