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Inside track: Healthcare

28 January 2020

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

In denial: One in five middle-aged drivers can't see road signs, survey finds
A survey of Australia's visual health reveals concerns about drivers who cannot see and ignorance of eye diseases that, while prevalent in Australia, are often preventable (23 January 2020).  More...

Health authorities are worried because they don’t know how dangerous this strain of coronavirus could be
The World Health Organisation has postponed its decision about whether to classify the new Wuhan coronavirus as a global health emergency. There’s so much we don’t know about the virus, which increases the level of concern from public health officials (23 January 2020).  More...

Long hours putting pressure on mental health of doctors in training
The AMA is calling for urgent action to support doctors in training, with new research showing that long working hours and fatigue are putting the future medical workforce at greater risk of poor mental health (23 January 2020).  More...

Government to take action on dust disease
The Federal Government is taking action to accept all five recommendations from the interim advice of the National Dust Disease Taskforce. A final report will be delivered to the Council of Australian Governments’ Health Council by the end of 2020 (23 January 2020).  More...

Qld MP slams fake coronavirus warning
A Qld MP says a warning to avoid Brisbane suburbs with high Chinese populations is a fake. The fake release purports to be a Queensland Department of Health warning against travel to the suburbs of Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Runcorn and Eight Mile Plains (27 January 2020).  More...

Statement from Health Minister Steven Miles on Metro North dairy contract
The Government supports local producers. Unfortunately Maleny Dairies couldn’t supply the volume needed for Metro Norths dairy contract and, more importantly, couldn’t supply all the products to meet the dietary requirements of sick Queenslanders in hospital (22 January 2020).  More...

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