At this year's Australia Museum Eureka Prizes, a ninth-grader stole the show with her myth-busting video explain just exactly why we have an appendix. Her diagnosis of the misunderstood organ's crucial role in gut health saw Paige Bebee from Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School in Victoria awarded the University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize – Secondary category for her video, The Secret of the Appendix.
The conflict between private health insurer Medibank Private and the Australian hospital system is gaining more and more public attention with yesterday’s statements from both Medibank and the AMA president Professor Brian Owler during his National Press Club address.
People who have grown up believing they have an allergy to antibiotics will now be able to be safely tested and reassessed, with the opening of Victoria’s Austin Hospital antibiotic de-labelling clinic.
The first round of projects to give back healthy hours to the Southern Adelaide community has been announced by the Southern Adelaide Health Alliance (SAHA).