NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence

Posted April 29, 2018 15:07:49 Photo: Paramedic Jason Kirkaldy says violence is on the rise (ABC News: Jean Kennedy ) New South Wales paramedics have been verbally and physically assaulted “at least” 60 times this year, with long-term paramedics revealing the threat of violence is now just part of the …

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence towards them

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence towards them

Posted April 29, 2018 15:09:03 Photo: Paramedic Jason Kirkaldy says violence is on the rise (ABC News: Jean Kennedy ) New South Wales paramedics have been verbally and physically assaulted “at least 60 times this year”, with long-term paramedics admitting the threat of violence is now just part of the …

Fake assistance animals and their users gaming the system and increasing prejudice

Fake assistance animals and their users gaming the system and increasing prejudice

By Paul Harpur, Martie-Louise Verreynne and Nancy Pachana Updated April 18, 2018 18:53:14 Photo: Assistance dogs are vital for people living with disabilities, so it’s important that dodgy operators don’t exploit the industry. (ABC Northern Tasmania: Fred Hooper) Reports recently emerged of accusations against Uber drivers in the United Kingdom …

Flesh eating ulcer cases increasing in Victoria as experts call for urgent funding

Flesh eating ulcer cases increasing in Victoria as experts call for urgent funding

Updated April 16, 2018 09:23:27 Not enough is being done about a “serious epidemic” of gruesome flesh-eating ulcers that have affected hundreds of people in parts of regional Victoria, health experts have warned. Key points: Cases of flesh eating ulcers up 400 per cent in four years, expert says Doctors …

Great Barrier Reef’s microfibre problem increasing due to synthetic clothes, study finds

Great Barrier Reef’s microfibre problem increasing due to synthetic clothes, study finds

Posted April 11, 2018 19:02:03 Photo: Microfibres made up nearly 70 per cent of samples collected. (ABC North Queensland: David Chen) Related Story: Microplastic pollution of seafloor widespread along Australia’s south-east coast: study Related Story: Australia’s obsession with new clothes hurting the environment A survey of pollution on the Great …

Townsville Hospital introduces body cameras for staff to try to stop increasing number of attacks on staff

Townsville Hospital introduces body cameras for staff to try to stop increasing number of attacks on staff

Posted April 04, 2018 15:36:58 Punched, bitten, spat on and abused — staff at Queensland hospitals have to deal with violence every day. In a bid to stem the rising number of attacks, Townsville Hospital has introduced body-worn cameras for staff. It is the first health service in Queensland to …

HIV drug PrEP price to be slashed, increasing chances of eliminating virus in Australia

HIV drug PrEP price to be slashed, increasing chances of eliminating virus in Australia

Updated March 21, 2018 07:29:43 Photo: PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is 99 per cent effective in preventing HIV transmission. (ABC News: James Hancock) Related Story: HIV drug PrEP wins taxpayer subsidy Related Story: Calls for ‘uncapped’ access to HIV prevention drug as Victorian trial expanded The cost of HIV-prevention drug …