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Inside track: Healthcare

19 November 2019

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Violence against doctors increases globally
The World Medical Association is noting a rising tide of violence against physicians and health professionals being reported to it from around the globe. In a new policy statement, the WMA says that although many countries accept the need for violence prevention programs they still face many challenges (15 November 2019).  More...

“Medical decisions should be made by medical professionals” – Alliance of medical authorities appeals to Parliament to save Medevac
The presidents of leading medical colleges across Australia are appealing to the Senate to maintain the Medevac legislation and the Independent Health Advice Panel (IHAP) process. The medical community remains united in asking the Parliament to maintain the Medevac legislation and to allow the IHAP panel to continue its critical work providing independent clinical review and oversight (12 November 2019).  More...

How does poor air quality from bushfire smoke affect our health?
Smoke from the bushfires has impacted air quality in affected and surrounding areas. To minimise any health risks, people with pre-existing medical conditions should take extra care. Studies have shown there is no safe level of air pollution, and as pollution levels increase, so too do the health risks (12 November 2019).  More...

'Everyone should be concerned' about Queensland measles outbreak
The highly infectious disease has now gained a foothold in the south-east, with dozens of new cases forcing health authorities to take a defensive posture to contain its spread (12 November 2019).  More...

Published – articles, papers, reports

Vaping-related lung disease now has a name – and a likely cause. 5 things you need to know about EVALI
Coral Gartner, The University of Queensland and Wayne Hall, The University of Queensland; 12 November 2019
Defining what this disease is and who has it has helped those investigating the outbreak understand what caused it.  More...

Practice and Regulation

Call for submissions: National Obesity Strategy
Have your say and help shape our national strategy towards a healthier weight for all Australians. The consultation closes on 15 December 2019 (15 November 2019).  More...

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