Refugee patients were not forcibly returned to Nauru from Taiwan | Australia news

Refugee patients were not forcibly returned to Nauru from Taiwan | Australia news

The report regarding the transfer of two refugee patients from Taiwan to Nauru by Australian officials (Iranian refugee and son returned to Nauru against medical advice, 14 May) requires further clarification to avoid misunderstanding. The article implies the patients were forcibly returned to Nauru and this was opposed by Taiwanese …

Ambulance officer to stand trial accused of causing patient’s death in vehicle rollover

Ambulance officer to stand trial accused of causing patient’s death in vehicle rollover

Posted May 15, 2018 17:32:11 Photo: Ambulance officer Matthew McLean is accused of causing the death of a patient. (ABC News: Rebecca Opie) A South Australian ambulance officer accused of causing the death of a patient by dangerous driving has been ordered to stand trial, after he pleaded not guilty. …

Budget 2018: Boost for clinical trials as patients speak about life as human guinea pigs

Budget 2018: Boost for clinical trials as patients speak about life as human guinea pigs

Posted May 13, 2018 04:48:55 For people with chronic or incurable conditions, there’s only one thing scarier than the experimental treatments involved in a clinical trial — getting the placebo. When faced with the prospect of a life plagued by burdensome pain or an early death, the promise of a …

Panadeine shortage pushing patients onto stronger, addictive codeine painkillers, pharmacists warn

Panadeine shortage pushing patients onto stronger, addictive codeine painkillers, pharmacists warn

Updated May 11, 2018 09:01:09 Photo: “There are people out there who can’t survive a day without taking Panadeine,” Ms Benson said. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) Related Story: Chronic pain sufferers struggle to find ways to replace codeine New laws to combat fatal codeine overdoses are actually pushing patients onto …

‘World-first’ call for exercise to be prescribed to all Australian cancer patients

‘World-first’ call for exercise to be prescribed to all Australian cancer patients

Posted May 07, 2018 09:26:43 Related Story: These two common cancers are often detected in later stages Related Story: Up to 270 UK breast cancer patients may have died due to a computer glitch When Nicole Cooper was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer last year, she started to hit …

Prescribed medicinal cannabis patients show improvement despite setbacks

Prescribed medicinal cannabis patients show improvement despite setbacks

Posted May 06, 2018 06:00:39 Photo: Medicinal cannabis patient Joe Dick showed some improvement before there were setbacks. (ABC News: Tim Morgan) Tasmania’s first patients to be prescribed medicinal cannabis show signs of improved health after more than two months of treatment. Joe Dick, 27, started taking the drug at …

Forensic bed shortage forcing mental health patients to wait in emergency departments

Forensic bed shortage forcing mental health patients to wait in emergency departments

Updated May 04, 2018 09:25:32 A shortage of beds at South Australia’s main forensic mental health facility is forcing other “extremely unwell” mental health patients to languish in hospital emergency departments for hours on end, the SA Community Visitor Scheme has said. In a report, the scheme’s principal community visitor, …

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 …

Cancer patients sharing health records with universal databank ‘could be key to finding a cure’

Cancer patients sharing health records with universal databank ‘could be key to finding a cure’

Updated April 20, 2018 09:58:45 Are you holding one of the keys that could unlock the door to more effective cancer treatment, or better still, a cure? The answer is yes, according to a group of people throwing their support behind a universal cancer databank. The idea is for cancer …

Queensland patients waiting for aged care placement would take up entire hospital

Queensland patients waiting for aged care placement would take up entire hospital

Updated April 22, 2018 08:18:20 Photo: Alice Mather’s brother Brian Reston is organising her move into a nursing home. (ABC News: Matt Wordsworth) The equivalent of an entire Queensland hospital is log-jammed with people waiting for placement in a nursing home, Health Minister Steven Miles says, as the State Government …