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Inside track: Healthcare

10 November 2020

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Australia secures a further 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Two more COVID-19 vaccines have been secured for the Australian population under new agreements, bringing the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccine investment to more than $3.2 billion (05 November 2020).  More...

Updated guidance for radioactive waste
The ARPANSA has released its updated Guide for Classification of Radioactive Waste (2020). Nuclear medicines and technologies are used widely in Australia to support cancer treatment and medical diagnosis as well as in scientific and industrial applications (04 November 2020).  More...

Redefining health insurance
AIA Australia's Chief Health Insurance Officer, Tim Tez, weighs in on redefining health insurance, tapping into the millennial mentality and levelling the age gap (03 November 2020).  More...

Record childhood vaccination rates through COVID-19
More Australian families are vaccinating their children, with new figures showing four quarters of growth in all childhood coverage rates to September 2020, the highest on record (03 November 2020).  More...

Work-related asthma is common and preventable
About one in four cases of asthma in adults is either caused or worsened by work conditions. The National Asthma Council Australia and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand have released a joint position statement to increase awareness in the association between exposure to sensitisers and irritants at work and asthma. (02 November 2020).  More...

Doctors at Brisbane's Prince Charles Hospital say they have found a potential cure for deadly silicosis disease
Queensland doctors are hopeful they have found a cure for deadly silicosis lung disease, most frequently caused by inhaling toxic dust while cutting artificial stone (05 November 2020).  More...

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