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Infertility, a medical poverty trap affecting 1 in 6 people: WHO

05 April, 2023

Around 17.5% of the adult population, roughly 1 in 6 people worldwide, experience infertility, showing the urgent need to increase access to affordable, high-quality fertility care.

Medicare non-compliance costs taxpayers up to $3bn, government review finds

05 April, 2023

Dr Philip's Review also found that the overwhelming majority of health practitioners are well meaning and protective of Medicare, and they provide a high level of care to their patients.

From North Qld Cowboys player to surgeon

03 April, 2023

A former North Queensland Cowboys player turned Mater Private Hospital Townsville upper gastrointestinal, bariatric and general surgeon, Dr Scott Whiting is one of 10 surgeons trained in how to use latest robotic technology Da Vinci XI.

Health practitioners' role in alleviating domestic and family violence

31 March, 2023 by Amy Sarcevic

Health practitioners hear about — and handle the repercussions of — family and domestic violence more than any other professional, yet many feel they are only modestly equipped to support survivors.

Standards and interoperability education at MedInfo 2023

24 March, 2023

Sydney will host MedInfo 2023 at the International Convention Centre from 8–12 July 2023, where the theme will be 'The future is accessible'.

Telstra Health appoints Farhoud Salimi as CTO

21 March, 2023

Salimi joins Telstra Health from eHealth NSW where he held the position of Executive Director, Service Delivery (CTO).

Qld skin cancer study hit by data breach

21 March, 2023

Data from a skin cancer study by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has been involved in a cybersecurity breach.

$50m federal funding for BioMedTech Incubator program

21 March, 2023

Brandon BioCatalyst, partnering with ANDHealth, will deliver the program to commercialise promising Australian biomedical and digital health discoveries.

Australian childhood obesity expected to double by 2035

08 March, 2023

Over half of the global population will have a high body mass index by 2035 and one in four people will be living with obesity, according to a new report.

The Commission appoints Anne Duggan as CEO

03 March, 2023

Professor Duggan succeeds Adjunct Professor Debora Picone AO, who retired in September 2022 and was CEO from 2012.

$26 million federal funding for LGBTIQA+ health

03 March, 2023

The Australian Government has announced a new national action plan and a $26 million investment in health and medical research focusing on LGBTIQA+ communities.

Qld to allow Illicit drug testing to reduce harm

01 March, 2023

Pill testing to check for the presence of potentially dangerous substances will be allowed in Queensland with the aim of reducing risk from illicit drug use.

Ahpra: Health ministers endorse regulatory reform

01 March, 2023

Ahpra reports that its recently released blueprint for regulatory reforms has been endorsed by Australia's health ministers.

High levels of stress in community health workers: study

01 March, 2023

High levels of stress and burnout exist in Victoria's community health workers, according to a longitudinal study exploring the impact of COVID-19.

$620 million for the health of the region

28 February, 2023

Australia will help build stronger and more equitable health systems across the Pacific and Southeast Asia as part of a $620 million health package.

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