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Friday 16th October 2015


  • Page 24 - Obesity a surgery risk.  Rising rates of obesity are posing an increased risk to patients during operations, doctors have warned.

    Page 34 - Alzheimer's find.  A protein that appears to be key in the development of Alzheimer's disease has been identified by scientists, who say the discovery could provide a new drug target for dementia.


    Page 4 - Cancer higher in indigenous.  Indigenous people in four high-income countries, including Australia, have higher rates of potentially preventable cancers than the non-indigenous populations.

    Page 8 - Preventative health war.  Plan implementation is progressing: Ferguson

    Page 8 - New attack on hospital sodas.  An Upper House politician has for the second time called on the Tasmanian government to eliminate sugary drinks from the state's hospitals.

    Page 33 - Cancer rise with vitamin use: study.

    Page 33 - Weight surgery 'last resort'.  Performing weight-loss surgery on obese women to improve their fertility should be a "last resort", experts say.


    Page 3 - Patient refused to go.  Turfed out in pyjamas with no shoes and no money. ONLINE

    Page 3 - Wait list shows system under stress: AMA  The state's medical association, Labor and the Greens say a report showing Tasmanian patients wait longer than anyone else in Australia for elective surgery demonstrates a system under stress.

    Page 22 - Cancer rise with vitamin use: study.

    Page 22 - Weight surgery 'last resort'.  Performing weight-loss surgery on obese women to improve their fertility should be a "last resort", experts say.

Wednesday 7th October 2015


  • Page 2 - Staff hurt as mental patients lash out.  There have been 16 attacks and attempted assaults on staff and patients at the state's secure mental health facility in the past five years. ONLINE

    Page 2 - Three treated for shellfish poisoning.  Three people have been treated for paralytic shellfish poisoning, and two were still in hospital yesterday.

    Page 10 - Nutrition expert joins Menzies.  One of Australia's foremost experts on the role of nutrition in disease will join the University of Tasmania's Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Professor Wendy Oddy. ONLINE

    Page 12 - Blood tests at your fingertip in new device.  A world-first prototype for taking accurate blood samples at home has been developed by a Tasmanian-led research partnership. ONLINE

    Page 13 - Award winner to take his vital message to our schools.  Man with a plan for mental health.

    Page 13 - Only one in five seek mind help.  Only 18 per sent of Australians regularly seek advice or support when they're feeling stressed or down.

    Page 14 - Toddler formula under scrutiny.  The health benefits of providing growing toddlers with formula are under the microscope. 


    Page 3 - Four assaults in five years.  Inmates at Tasmania's secure mental health facility assaulted staff four times in the past five years, and attempted to do so another 10 times. ONLINE

    Page 5 - Three fall ill after eating shellfish.  Public health authorities have reissued a warning against consuming wild shellfish from the East Coast after three Tasmanians were treated for paralytic shellfish poisoning.

    Page 5 - Acute hospital facility.  Construction has begun on a temporary inpatient facility at the Royal Hobart Hospital to house acute services during its redevelopment.

    Page 8 - Medicinal cannabis: 'sort it out'.  Tasmania need not repeat the research of the Victorian Law Reform Commission and should call for a uniform change to the criminal code on medicinal cannabis, according to Labor's shadow assistant minister for health Stephen Jones.

    Page 9 - Home blood sampling with device.  Tasmanian researchers have been develop a world-first prototype for taking accurate blood samples from home.

    Page 9 - Prof's focus on nutrition and disease.  An internationally-renowned expert on the role of nutrition in disease will join the University of Tasmania's Menzies Institute for Medical Research in December.

    Permanent online section in The Examiner on health. ONLINE


    Page 6 - Nutrition expert to join Menzies.

    Page 6 - World-first blood collection prototype.

    Page 14 - Nod fro medicinal cannabis.  I will soon be legal for Victoria's severely epileptic children to be treated with medicinal cannabis, so long as the federal government agrees.

    Permanent online section in The Advocate on health. ONLINE

    The AMA Media clips for Wednesday 7th October 2015 are available for download at http://extranet.ama.com.au/sites/default/files/MediaClips/MediaClips-071015.pdf

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