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Inside track: Healthcare

11 November 2019

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Call for comment on an urgent proposal to prohibit the retail sale of pure and highly concentrated caffeine products
FSANZ is calling for public comment on an urgent proposal to prohibit the retail sale of pure and highly concentrated caffeine food products in Australia and New Zealand. FSANZ CEO Mark Booth said risk assessment confirmed pure or highly purified forms of caffeine pose an unacceptably high risk to consumers (01 November 2019).  More...

Health statement on current Queensland bush fires
Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young is advising Queenslanders to look out for themselves and their family and friends’ health during the current bush fire situation across the state (10 November 2019).  More...

Queensland Health’s history of software mishaps is proof of how hard e-health can be
A major difficulty with “monolithic” (that is, all-in-one systems developed by a single company) e-health systems is that a single design team is attempting to solve an incredibly broad set of complex problems. Queensland Health’s current adoption of massive centralised systems imposed from the top down is extremely hard to get right (08 November 2019).  More...

Measles outbreak takes hold in Brisbane, 23 cases now recorded
Health authorities say the timing “couldn’t be worse” as a major measles outbreak takes hold in Brisbane’s south, centring around a local school. Metro South Hospital and Health Service said there were 23 confirmed cases of measles from Brisbane's southside, Logan and Redland Coast areas (08 November 2019).  More...

Tangalooma Resort guests told to scrap previous advice as possible groundwater contamination investigated
Health authorities investigating the contamination of drinking water at Tangalooma Island resort are looking into the possibility that sewage or other contaminants have polluted the island's natural ground water (06 November 2019).  More...

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