Chemo underdosing victim Andrew Knox vows to fight on after doctors try to shut down inquest

Chemo underdosing victim Andrew Knox vows to fight on after doctors try to shut down inquest

Posted May 17, 2018 19:53:28 After nearly two years of evidence, about 20 witnesses and a mountain of legal fees, the coronial inquest into the deaths of patients caught up in SA Health’s chemotherapy bungle was meant to come to an end this week. Surviving victims and the families of …

Australia on brink of prescription painkiller epidemic, doctors say

Australia on brink of prescription painkiller epidemic, doctors say

Posted May 13, 2018 09:50:09 Photo: Tony now sources fentanyl on the black market for as little as $20. (ABC News: Mark Reddie) Tony is HIV positive and takes opioid medication, like fentanyl, for chronic pain relief. Opioid usage in Australia Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than morphine It is …

Music video shines spotlight on rural town desperate for doctors

Music video shines spotlight on rural town desperate for doctors

By Kellie Hollingworth and Lauren Henry Updated May 02, 2018 16:55:09 External Link: Northern District Community Health in Kerang created a music video to attract doctors to the Victorian rural town. Related Story: ‘It’s opened my eyes’: Medical students get taste of bush life to combat remote GP shortage Related …

Girls with autism flying under the radar but new guidelines could help doctors with diagnosis

Girls with autism flying under the radar but new guidelines could help doctors with diagnosis

Updated April 24, 2018 07:22:55 Photo: Emma Taylor was diagnosed with autism months after her daughter Felicity received her own diagnosis. (ABC News: Barbara Miller ) Emma Taylor spent her whole life believing that something was wrong with her. “I’ve always been called weird or a little bit strange. One …

How DNA detectives are solving medical mysteries doctors can’t – Science News

How DNA detectives are solving medical mysteries doctors can’t – Science News

If life is a genetic lottery, Robert McKee was born with unusual odds. He carried not just one, but two very rare genetic mutations. But no-one could have anticipated the third random event that would radically change his life — and trigger an international hunt by doctors and scientists. Vivien …

Questions remain for doctors after vaginal mesh Senate report handed down

Questions remain for doctors after vaginal mesh Senate report handed down

Updated April 08, 2018 05:10:46 Photo: Hundreds of Australian women complained of serious and debilitating side effects from the implants. (ABC News: Jerry Rickard) It should have been a landmark day for women suffering from chronic pain from the use of pelvic mesh for prolapse and incontinence. Instead, it triggered …

Bundaberg rental vacancies drop to 1.7 per cent as region experiences influx of doctors

Bundaberg rental vacancies drop to 1.7 per cent as region experiences influx of doctors

By Johanna Marie Updated March 16, 2018 07:18:30 Photo: Bundaberg’s rental market is now classified as “tight”, according to the REIQ. (ABC Wide Bay) An influx of medical professionals moving to Bundaberg is building pressure on the region’s tightening rental property market. According to a report by the Real Estate …

Flying doctors call for funding increase after ‘eye opening’ report into heart health

Flying doctors call for funding increase after ‘eye opening’ report into heart health

Updated March 28, 2018 12:08:35 Millions of regional Australians love life on the land but country living could be leading to serious heartache. Regional Australians are 1.6 times more likely to be hospitalised due to heart disease compared to their city counterparts, new research by the Royal Flying Doctor Service …