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15/04/2014

The Queensland public hospital contracts dispute is nearing resolution after the AMA and other doctor representatives announced they had reached in-principle agreement with the State Government on its revised offer.

15/04/2014

Substantial progress is being made toward resolution of the damaging Queensland public hospital contracts dispute following significant concessions and changes from Health Minister Lawrence Springborg.

15/04/2014

 

There has been no discernable increase in preventive care services by GPs paid an annual fee to look after the health of their patients, according to the New Zealand Medical Association.

15/04/2014

Doctors have been warned that during disasters they may face the agonising decision to withhold treatment from a gravely ill patient in order to treat someone with better survival prospects.

15/04/2014

There has been a rallying call for doctors to be at the forefront of action to combat climate change following the release of a United Nations report highlighting the dire health effects of a sustained rise in global temperatures.

15/04/2014

The AMA has attacked suggestions that patients who turn up at hospital emergency departments looking for treatment for minor conditions be charged an up-front co-payment.

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Local News

15/04/2014

Almost a quarter of adults do not have enough vitamin D, but severe deficiency is rare, according to the official statistician.

15/04/2014

Infertile women and couples are willing to take significant risks and to enter into offshore surrogacy arrangements in their efforts to have children, according to fertility experts.

15/04/2014

The nation’s pharmacies are planning to shed around 10 per cent of their staff in the next 12 months as medicine price cuts slice into revenue, according to an industry survey.

15/04/2014

The influential Country Women’s Association has joined calls for a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children and teenagers.

15/04/2014

Many patients may be at risk of unintended consequences and adverse drug reactions because they have not disclosed that they are using a complementary therapy or medicine, the National Health and Medical Research Council has warned.

15/04/2014

The peak body of pathologists has dismissed controversial claims that debilitating Lyme disease is endemic to Australia, and has warned patients and doctors to be wary of positive diagnoses based on tests carried out by non-accredited laboratories.

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World News

15/04/2014

A British Government Minister has announced she is “currently minded to proceed” with the introduction tobacco plain packaging following an upbeat appraisal by a leading paediatrician.

15/04/2014

The risk that Obamacare will be repealed has diminished after a late influx of applications pushed the number of enrolments above seven million, solidifying the controversial scheme.

15/04/2014

The family of an elderly woman who was “frozen alive” in a Californian hospital morgue has had its lawsuit revived.

The woman, Maria de Jesus Arroyo, 80, was pronounced dead at White Memorial Medical Centre after suffering a heart attack in July 2010.

15/04/2014

Medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres has suspended work at an Ebola treatment centre in southeast Guinea after it came under attack from locals who believed health workers had introduced the deadly disease to the area.

01/04/2014

Air pollution has emerged as the single most deadly environmental health risk, causing around seven million premature deaths in 2012, according to the World Health Organisation.

01/04/2014

US authorities have cracked a multi-million dollar racket producing fake over-the-counter medicines and treatments such as Vaseline, baby oil, lip salves and cold remedies.

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