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Reminder: From 1 Feb, codeine is prescription only

31 January, 2018 by Laini Bennett

Australia is following other countries in curbing access to codeine medications to prevent, reduce and manage codeine addiction. Resources are available to healthcare practitioners to assist with the change.

Codeine abuse costing the Australian health system

25 September, 2017

One hospital alone had $1 million in codeine abuse-related costs.

Health Care Homes trial starting October

10 July, 2017

Patients with chronic health concerns will benefit from a coordinated approach to their care, with trials starting soon.

Chronic fatigue syndrome: self-help exercise program may improve symptoms

30 June, 2017

Some chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers may experience reduced fatigue thanks to a self-help exercise program.

New medical cannabis industry body to position Australia as world leader

22 June, 2017

The founder of BuddingTech, a medical cannabis technology start-up, believes an industry body is essential for providing patients, doctors and the community with the right information and access to safe and proven products.

Emergency Medicine in Rural Mali

31 October, 2016 by AHHB

In Koutiala, in southern Mali, severe acute malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea, respiratory tract diseases and other so-called opportunistic infections are creating havoc in children aged six months to five years. Dr Lisa Umphrey describes how Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is working to prevent infant mortality in a region that has very few health professionals.

Miele Professional launches a new endto-end solution for Australian CSSD’s

21 September, 2016 by AHHB

Full state of the art instrument reprocessing to meet the new standards arrives.

More nurses mean less death

17 February, 2016 by Corin Kelly

HPV vaccine not linked to rare conditions

09 November, 2015 by Corin Kelly

Scientists say they have found no evidence to link reported cases of two rare conditions with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, given to protect teenage girls from cervical cancer.

Regional South Australia Receives Diabetes Care Framework

02 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

In regional South Australia, populations have been identified has being at risk of potentially reaching “unacceptably high rates” of diabetes, with 30,000 in the Country South SA Medicare Local (CSSAML) area cited as currently living with type 2 diabetes, either diagnosed or undiagnosed.

Focus on JulEYE and Top 5 Eye Conditions

01 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

As the aging population sets to increase and the number of people suffering from chronic disease escalates, the importance of early detection and diagnosis of eye conditions is of uttermost importance. This month we are using the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Opthalmologists (RANZCO) Eye Foundation's JulEYE as a month to advocate for eye health and the community of eye health professionals. We have invited Allanah Crameri and Vivan Law who are specialist Orthoptists with Orthoptics Australia to share the top 5 eye conditions people commonly suffer from and some handy tips on what to look out for.

More is not always better

15 June, 2015 by ahhb

Climate Change is Bad For Your Health

30 April, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The Australian Academy of Science (AAS) yesterday released a report detailing its concerns on the effects of climate change on Australians by the end of the century. Key concerns identified were weather; food and water availability; and jobs and livelihoods,

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