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Australian GP Doctor Arrested in Nepal

13th March , 2018|Home page, Industry News|

The ABC news and other online news outlets have reported the arrest of Australian doctor Sarah Kemp and other 16 foreign doctors on the ground of practicing medicine without accreditation. The action which was spearheaded by Nepal's top medical body saw the arrest of foreign doctors practicing illegally in various hospitals across Kathmandu. The Director [...]

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NSW Nursing and Midwives Shortage Imminent

2nd February , 2018|home slider, Industry News|

Reported by ABC Online, a recent model shows an alarming, possibly catastrophic, shortage of nurses in New South Wales. The model predicts by the year 2030, a shortage of 8,000 nurses could be seen. With south-west Sydney registering the highest risk of “catastrophic,” Sydney, rural New South Wales, the Mid-North Coast, and the Metro New [...]

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Medical Cannabis Expected to Boost Healthcare Jobs

1st February , 2018|Industry News|

As published in The Sydney Morning Herald, Elaine Darby has become the managing director of AusCann, a medical cannabis company. Skeptical at first, Darby was introduced to the medical cannabis field by her father, a doctor. After looking at research and case studies, Darby believes cannabis seems like a legitimate and promising medication. Although the [...]

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Medical Incidents in Australia’s Government Health Services Signals Issues

31st January , 2018|Home page, Industry News, Uncategorized|

As reported by Adelaide Now, ABC Online and other news outlets, a Productivity Commission’s report on government health services was released with data for 2015-2016. It shone light on three surgical patients left with items inside their bodies and four people committing suicide, totaled seven of the eleven medical disasters that occurred in South Australian public [...]

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Research Shows that Processed Foods Carry Allergens

30th January , 2018|Industry News|

Notable news media namely: SMH, Brisbane Times, The Age among others have published a study conducted by researchers at Murdock Children's Research Institute which reveal the links between allergic reactions and packaged foods. The study has explained that pre-packaged foods trigger anaphylaxis reactions in allergic individuals. Thus indicating that people consuming such foods are unknowingly [...]

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Protest against Abandonment of Pre-approval of Ads for Complementary Medicines

29th January , 2018|Industry News|

As published in several news outlets viz: Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and others, the Choice and Consumer Health Forum have raised an alarm over a proposed bill, which if established, would allow the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) neglect the pre-approval process of advertisements for complementary medicines. They argued that this would expose [...]

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NSW government to fund Vaccination to combat flu

25th January , 2018|Industry News|

A recent article published by a number of news sites, including Canberra Times and SMH, highlights the NSW government's readiness to invest $3.5 million for free flu vaccination in 2018. This is coming to forestall death of NSW children between six month and five-year-old children after the ugly flu claimed the lives of two children [...]

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Urban-trained Doctor plans to Practice in rural Australia

23rd January , 2018|Industry News|

A report in the Western Magazine features Dr. Joseph Murphy who intends to practice in a rural community on completing a 12-month advance training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Having had his childhood years near village Bribbaree, New South Wales, Dr. Murphy wants to do this in the spirit of giving back. According to him, " [...]

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Holograms Meet Medicine – Australian Aged Care Provider Leads The Way

22nd January , 2018|Home page, Industry News, Jobseekers|

As reported in the Australian Ageing Agenda's Community Care Review, Silver Chain, an Australian aged care and community health organisation is set use mixed reality technology to bring remote health consultations to clients. It's the first time that 'holoportation' has been used in this context, where healthcare professionals can appear in real-time as holograms projected [...]

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AMA Proposes a Rural Workforce Initiative to Attract More Doctors

10th January , 2018|Home page, home slider, Industry News|

On 9 January, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) released a position statement "Rural Workforce Initiatives", - a five-point plan to encourage more doctors to work in rural and remote locations, and improve patient access to care. The plan proposes initiatives in education and training, rural generalist pathways, work environments, support for doctors and their families, and financial [...]

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