Australia Health

Disease outbreak: The deadly virus killing dozens of Australian kids each year

news.com.au

Disease outbreak: The deadly virus killing dozens of Australian kids each year


Read More ...

Gunshot victim drives himself to Northern Hospital

3aw.com.au

Gunshot victim drives himself to Northern Hospital


Read More ...

Port Adelaide star Robbie Gray diagnosed with testicular cancer

theage.com.au

Port Adelaide star Robbie Gray diagnosed with testicular cancer


Read More ...

$187,000 to $6.30: Turnbull government subsidy gives hope to cancer sufferers

theage.com.au

$187,000 to $6.30: Turnbull government subsidy gives hope to cancer sufferers


Read More ...

Gardasil 9: What will the improved vaccine protect against?

abc.net.au

Gardasil 9: What will the improved vaccine protect against?


Read More ...

Calvary Hospital, doctor sued for negligence after stillbirth of baby girl

smh.com.au

Calvary Hospital, doctor sued for negligence after stillbirth of baby girl


Read More ...

Emoji boards used by Sydney Children's Hospital to interact with teen patients

abc.net.au

Emoji boards used by Sydney Children's Hospital to interact with teen patients


Read More ...

Popular Stories

Home / Australia / Health

Health - Australia

  • Disease outbreak: The deadly virus killing dozens of Australian kids each year
    Disease outbreak: The deadly virus killing dozens of Australian kids each year

    , news.com.au

    IT took fewer than 12 hours for an infant to die from the disease on Sunday. Why is meningococcal disease killing dozens each year? IT took fewer than 12 hours for an infant struck down with meningococcal symptoms to die. The baby, who died late on Sunday night, attended a childcare centre in the greater Darwin region, where Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control staff will provide preventive antibiotics on Tuesday
    Read More ...

    Categories: Health |  Family & Parenting | 
    Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Children |  Kids |  Babies |  Infants | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Diseases & Conditions

  • Disease outbreak: The deadly virus killing dozens of Australian kids each year
    Disease outbreak: The deadly virus killing dozens of Australian kids each year

    , news.com.au

    IT took fewer than 12 hours for an infant to die from the disease on Sunday. Why is meningococcal disease killing dozens each year? IT took fewer than 12 hours for an infant struck down with meningococcal symptoms to die. The baby, who died late on Sunday night, attended a childcare centre in the greater Darwin region, where Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control staff will provide preventive antibiotics on Tuesday
    Read More ...

    Categories: Health |  Family & Parenting | 
    Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Children |  Kids |  Babies |  Infants | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Health care

  • Inquests opened after four patients suicide at Canberra Hospital in two years
    Inquests opened after four patients suicide at Canberra Hospital in two years

    , smh.com.au

    Coronial inquests will scrutinise practices at the Canberra Hospital after four patients died by suicide on its campus in less than two years. Three of those people were patients in the hospital's mental health wards and one was a patient in a medical assessment ward. The inquests, which are travelling together towards a joint hearing, would likely look at staffing levels, suicide assessments, as well as the physical spaces and their suitability for mental health patients, the ACT Coroner's Court heard when the inquiries opened in June
    Read More ...

    Categories: Health | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  ACT |  Canberra | 

Hospital

  • Canberra flu death: Minister, Chief Health Officer not told because not protocol
    Canberra flu death: Minister, Chief Health Officer not told because not protocol

    , smh.com.au

    Health officials have revealed it is not protocol to inform the Chief Health Officer or minister of deaths from a notifiable disease, after a Canberra mother died from complications from influenza. Jennifer Thew, from Gungahlin, died over the weekend while being flown to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney for treatment, after initially being cared for at Calvary Hospital in Canberra's north
    Read More ...

    Categories: Health | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  ACT |  Canberra | 

Medical Institutions

  • Calvary Hospital, doctor sued for negligence after stillbirth of baby girl
    Calvary Hospital, doctor sued for negligence after stillbirth of baby girl

    , smh.com.au

    A Canberra couple who tried unsuccessfully for years to have a baby is suing Calvary Hospital and an obstetrician for negligence, after their baby girl was stillborn in an operating theatre. It is alleged the couple suffered psychological harm, with the woman saying she experiences flashbacks from the operating table and the expression on her doctor's face. Both the hospital and the doctor, Andrew Foote, deny the allegations of negligence
    Read More ...

    Categories: Health |  Family & Parenting | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Cancer

  • Imbruvica for leukaemia patients to be added to PBS, Malcom Turnbull says
    Imbruvica for leukaemia patients to be added to PBS, Malcom Turnbull says

    , abc.net.au

    The Federal Government will subsidise costs of a new cancer-fighting medicine to help ease the financial strain for leukaemia patients in Australia. Key points: Imbruvica can cost up to $100,000 per year Leukaemia Foundation says more than 1,500 Australians are diagnosed with the cancer each year Maria Bavcevich says the drug enabled her to look after her grandchildren and garden Imbruvica is a tablet for patients living with the most common form of leukaemia, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), and will be added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from December 1
    Read More ...

    Categories: Health | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Drugs & Medications

  • Imbruvica for leukaemia patients to be added to PBS, Malcom Turnbull says
    Imbruvica for leukaemia patients to be added to PBS, Malcom Turnbull says

    , abc.net.au

    The Federal Government will subsidise costs of a new cancer-fighting medicine to help ease the financial strain for leukaemia patients in Australia. Key points: Imbruvica can cost up to $100,000 per year Leukaemia Foundation says more than 1,500 Australians are diagnosed with the cancer each year Maria Bavcevich says the drug enabled her to look after her grandchildren and garden Imbruvica is a tablet for patients living with the most common form of leukaemia, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), and will be added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from December 1
    Read More ...

    Categories: Health | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Medical Professionals

  • Nipple-saving machine SPY Elite helps doctors perform safer reconstructive breast cancer surgery
    Nipple-saving machine SPY Elite helps doctors perform safer reconstructive breast cancer surgery

    , smh.com.au

    A "nipple-saving" imaging machine is helping doctors perform safer, more complex reconstructive surgery for women with breast cancer. By monitoring blood flow as a woman lies on the operating table, the SPY Elite system could be the difference between high-risk mastectomy patients keeping their nipples or suffering a failed breast reconstruction. Up to one in 10 breast reconstruction operations result in skin tissue dying – skin necrosis – due to a lack of blood flow
    Read More ...

    Categories: Health | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |