Perth Children’s Hospital finally opens after three years of contamination and disease scares

Perth Children’s Hospital finally opens after three years of contamination and disease scares

Updated May 12, 2018 18:05:03 Photo: Patients will begin arriving from Monday. (ABC News: Andrew O’Connor) The $1.2 billion Perth Children’s Hospital is finally about to open after three years of delays, lead and asbestos contamination and two legionella disease scares. The hospital, originally expected to open in August, 2015, …

PFAS chemicals not linked to disease but health effects ‘cannot be ruled out’, expert panel finds

PFAS chemicals not linked to disease but health effects ‘cannot be ruled out’, expert panel finds

Updated May 07, 2018 17:56:14 Photo: An expert panel has not found evidence of a link between exposure to PFAS chemicals and disease. (Four Corners) There is limited or no evidence to link exposure to PFAS chemicals with human disease, but health effects cannot be ruled out, an independent panel …

Parkinson’s disease sufferers able to sleep through brain surgery after breakthrough

Parkinson’s disease sufferers able to sleep through brain surgery after breakthrough

Updated May 05, 2018 14:31:10 Photo: Grant Rowe’s Parkinson’s procedures have been life-changing for both him and his wife Lisa. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) Related Story: Dad’s disease is like a rip, and it’s pulled mum out to sea too Related Story: Parkinson’s disease symptoms improve with singing, study finds …

National ban on Northern Territory citrus over canker disease puts livelihoods at stake

National ban on Northern Territory citrus over canker disease puts livelihoods at stake

Updated April 26, 2018 17:14:54 Photo: Tahitian limes and kaffir lime leaves sold interstate are expected to be the worst affected. (NT Country Hour: Lydia Burton) Related Story: NT citrus faces state bans after canker disease detected Top End growers are counting the cost of a national ban on the …

Northern Territory citrus faces state bans after canker disease detected in Darwin

Northern Territory citrus faces state bans after canker disease detected in Darwin

Posted April 24, 2018 13:54:04 Photo: Citrus canker is spread by wind and rain. (ABC News: Elias Clure) Related Story: Citrus canker detected in Top End for first time in almost 30 years Related Story: Protecting Australia’s $600 million citrus industry from diseases New South Wales has ordered a temporary …

Dialysis bus makes holidays possible for patients suffering kidney disease

Dialysis bus makes holidays possible for patients suffering kidney disease

Posted April 23, 2018 07:04:01 Photo: Maree Jaloussis has been on dialysis for 12 months after 10 years of chronic kidney disease. (ABC News: Nancy Notzon) The whizz and whir of the dialysis machine went on and on, its invasive tubes pierced into Maree Jaloussis’s arm pumped blood back and …

Lives affected by motor neurone disease are changed by Australian medical technology

Lives affected by motor neurone disease are changed by Australian medical technology

Posted April 19, 2018 08:40:49 Photo: Matthew Hodge was able to communicate through Australian-designed technology. (Supplied: Joanne Hodge) Related Story: New device offers hope to ‘locked in’ brain trauma victims Related Story: How Stephen Hawking inspired me to take drastic measures against motor neurone disease After Matthew Hodge was diagnosed …

Up to 10,000 children in East Timor could have rheumatic heart disease, study finds

Up to 10,000 children in East Timor could have rheumatic heart disease, study finds

Posted April 16, 2018 05:05:51 Photo: Timorese registrars Dr Mario Noronha and Dr Sonia Lopes Belo in Darwin. (ABC News: Lucy Marks) Related Story: East Timor penicillin program ‘saving lives’ A new study has found children in East Timor have among the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease in the …

Grass disease causes pastures to disappear before graziers’ eyes – ABC Rural

Grass disease causes pastures to disappear before graziers’ eyes – ABC Rural

A mystery grass disease is threatening Queensland’s billion-dollar beef cattle industry. The race is on for scientists to find a cure, or even just the cause, of a pasture disease as graziers watch their grass wither and die in the paddock. The disease is spreading quickly across vast swathes of …

White spot disease found in wild prawns and crabs in northern Moreton Bay – ABC Rural

White spot disease found in wild prawns and crabs in northern Moreton Bay – ABC Rural

Fears are growing a disease that devastated Queensland’s multi-million-dollar prawn farming industry has taken hold in the wild. white spot disease in northern Moreton Bay Key points Two-year restriction zone to start again Seven of 400 imports tested positive since ban lifted Import conditions for breaded, crumbed and battered prawns …