News: February 2009
Risks identified in common drug therapy
Childhood obesity and abuse
Companies join voluntary ban on colours associated with hyperactivity
The UK FSA has published a list of food product ranges from manufacturers, caterers and retailers that have voluntarily withdrawn six food colours associated with possible hyperactivity in young ch...
Australian Adverse Drug Reactions Bulletin
Since mid 1994 the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has received 45 reports in connection with the use of botulinum toxin, none of which have described a fatal outcome. The reports...
What happened to health?
Swinging 60s saw a rise in HPV related cancers
World Cancer Day
NSW Health urges caution this weekend
Aspirin cuts stomach cancer risk
Temozolomide sales reach $1 billion
NSW Health urges caution this weekend
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Ancient DNA providing answers for tomorrow
Senate Passes Economic Stimulus Bill With Health Care Provisions
The U.S. Senate has passed an amended version of H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. While the health care related provisions are very similar to those that were included in...
Gene controllers crucial for cancer spread
Zimbabwe education crisis worsens as schools remain closed
Recent figures indicate that 94% of schools in rural Zimbabwe remain closed. UNICEF has called for education to be a high priority for the incoming government. Zimbabwe's education system was once ...
Exercise cuts colon cancer risk by a quarter
Lack of healthcare information threatens patient safety, according to health agencies
Many well-known health organizations have called for relevant, reliable healthcare information to be made more easily accessible to nurses and midwives in the developing world.
Terrence Higgins Trust gives over 35s safer sex lesson this Valentine's Day
As rates of sexually transmitted infections rise in the over 35s, the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) has issued a warning that the safer sex message isnâ€™t just for young people. Research indicates ...
Patients with schizophrenia at increased risk of metabolic syndrome
Patients suffering from schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses are twice as likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome as the general population, according to the results of a recent study p...
Schizophrenia: it's not just “in the genes”
A fundamental shift in understanding is offering new hope for prevention and early intervention in schizophrenia, according to two of Australia’s leading mental health specialists. Prof Hickie said...
First immune 'danger receptor' found
Agency seeks views on nutrition research
Experts predict 20% drop in lung cancer rate
Dental Health Failing in the Bus
Plans to involve patients in local healthcare decisions are failing (UK)
Recent report reveals that many UK patients feel that local healthcare commissioning (LHC), a process intended to ensure that health and care services meet the needs of the local population, is not...
New guidelines will help patients plan their future care
Most people say they want to be able to plan their future health care in the event of them losing mental capacity, but very few people have made specific plans or documents that will enable healthc...
National Men's Health Policy Forums
Maternity Services Report
Australian Organ Donor Awareness Week 2009
'Out In School' help to embrace diversity in education
Research shows that young people who experience homophobia are less likely to do well at school. They are also more likely to truant and leave school at 16. An increasing number of schools are enco...
Screening cuts cervical cancer rates by half
Polio immunisation campaign launched in West Africa
53 million children under 5 yrs are expected to be reached across 8 West African countries in a coordinated polio immunization campaign. The initiative involves 8 countries, namely Benin, Burkina F...