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Healthcare : Australia
  Last Updated: Nov 2, 2013 - 11:52:55 AM

Healthcare : Australia
Tourist dies of mosquito-borne virus in Australia
Sydney, May 26 - A 19-year-old Canadian woman has died after contracting a rare and incurable mosquito-borne virus while on holiday in Australia's northern region, officials said.
May 26, 2011 - 10:59:11 AM

Healthcare : Australia
Indian-origin couple banned from running nursing homes in Australia
Sydney, July 18 - Indian-origin doctors Jagdish and Madhu Saraf have been banned from operating a nursing home in Adelaide for approving the cremation of a 71-year-old woman before a coroner's inquest into her death.

Jul 20, 2008 - 11:23:15 AM

Healthcare : Australia
Gardasil to be available in Australia by the end of 2006
The world's first cervical cancer vaccine has been approved in the United States and could be on the shelves in Australia by the end of the year. It will be a lifesaver for many women as cervical cancer kills about 270,000 women worldwide each year. Technology developed by Australian of the Year Professor Ian Frazer and his team from The University of Queensland helped create the preventative vaccine.
Jun 10, 2006 - 1:35:00 PM

Healthcare : Australia
Plump Australian kids urged to get out more
Worried over its numbers of chubby children, Australia is launching an expensive television campaign to encourage kids to "get active for an hour a day".
Feb 3, 2006 - 3:38:00 PM

Healthcare : Australia
"Take Panic Out of Bird Flu Pandemic"
AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, today urged delegates to APEC meeting of influenza pandemic and disaster management specialists from the Asia-Pacific region to propose a responsible planning and response strategy based on education, information and preparedness, not fear and panic.
Oct 31, 2005 - 2:36:00 PM

Healthcare : Australia
Involve GPs in Frontline Response To Possible Flu Pandemic
AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, today called on the Australian Government to do more to involve GPs in the planning for a national response to a possible flu pandemic.
Sep 29, 2005 - 9:12:00 PM

Healthcare : Australia
AMA Urges Paroxetine Users To Consult Their Doctors
The AMA(australia) is today alerting its members of a decision by pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), to strengthen its warning against the use of Paroxetine for the treatment of depression in women contemplating pregnancy or in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Sep 7, 2005 - 11:52:00 PM

Healthcare : Australia
World No Tobacco Day Puts Health Professionals in the Spotlight
AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said today that doctors are in an excellent position to take a prominent role in the tobacco control debate.
May 31, 2005 - 9:13:00 PM

Healthcare : Australia
Health System Review Must Be Based on the Medical Model, Not the Economic Model
AMA President, Dr Bill Glasson, said today that the overarching review of the Australian health system suggested in yesterday's Productivity Commission Inquiry Report must put the medical model ahead of the economic model if Australian patients are to continue to have equitable access to affordable quality health services.
Apr 21, 2005 - 5:12:00 PM

Healthcare : Australia
AMA Proposes Better Health Care for Refugees
Senior AMA GPs are calling on the Government to give refugees and new immigrants access to a comprehensive health assessment by a general practitioner.
Apr 11, 2005 - 8:32:00 PM

Healthcare : Australia
General Practice Nurses Make Perfect Sense
The AMA is pushing the Government to pave the way for more general practice nurses to ease the impact of doctor shortages around the country, but strongly warns against the introduction of independent nurse practitioners.
Apr 11, 2005 - 8:32:00 PM

Healthcare : Australia
AMA Calls for Transparency of Mental Health Services in Australia's Detention Centres
AMA President, Dr Bill Glasson, called for greater transparency of the mental health services provided in Australia's detention centres following ongoing claims this week of detainees continuing to suffer serious mental health disorders while in detention.
Apr 11, 2005 - 8:32:00 PM

Healthcare : Australia
Health Resources Must Go To Patients
AMA President, Dr Bill Glasson, said today that reports of Government changes to the health system seemed to have the priorities all wrong.
Apr 11, 2005 - 8:32:00 PM

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