In the media
Woman goes blind in one eye from cosmetic filler
injected in face
A woman has gone permanently blind in one eye from having dermal filler injected into her face. It comes as surgeons warn of the risks associated with another cosmetic procedure, the Brazilian butt lift (13 August 2018). More...
Australian women to launch class action over failed
Dozens of Australian women with the Essure contraceptive device have experienced serious health problems. They are now part of a class action against its maker, international pharmaceutical giant Bayer (13 August 2018). More...
Rural maternity services in Queensland
Queensland Health will convene a special summit of experts to assess the provision of maternity services in rural and remote parts of the state (12 August 2018). More...
Queensland's rise in baby deaths after obstetric
unit closures sparks urgent rethink
Woeful access to maternity services in rural and remote Queensland has prompted the state's health minister to summon Australia's top medical experts to take part in a summit examining the issue. Rural doctors in Queensland say the closure of 40 rural and regional obstetric units contributed to the higher death rate in those areas (12 August 2018). More...
Medicinal cannabis farm approved for Brisbane's
Brisbane City Council has given the tick to a plan for a cannabis farm in the city's west, but nearby residents appear to know nothing about it. There have 29 licences granted in Australia authorising cultivation and production of medicinal cannabis (11 August 2018). More...
A collaborative approach to national surveillance for
respiratory epidemics, including thunderstorm epidemics
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: 13 August 2018
This working paper outlines the content of a workshop on developing a national surveillance approach for respiratory epidemics, which was held in Canberra on 3 May 2017. It is intended as a resource for policy makers, hospital administrators, clinicians, researchers and peak organisations. More...
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