Health

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Royal Melbourne and Royal Women’s hospitals to be split in two under expansion plan
Daniel Andrews announces 12-year strategy to separate emergency care from elective surgery

Adeshola Ore

04, Oct, 2022 @3:53 AM

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Australia’s caring economy to face shortage of over 200,000 workers by 2050, study finds
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Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

03, Oct, 2022 @6:47 AM

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Victorian opposition didn’t consult hospitals on plan to deploy protective service officers
Pledge to station officers at five hospitals, despite inquiry finding it would be ‘contrary to the good management of security’

Adeshola Ore

03, Oct, 2022 @5:58 AM

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Why robotic joint surgery is not a ‘penicillin moment’ in orthopaedics | Ranjana Srivastava
AOA guidelines specifically advise surgeons not to claim the clinical outcomes of robotic surgery are superior to the standard procedure

Ranjana Srivastava

02, Oct, 2022 @10:01 PM

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Boom in unapproved medicinal cannabis products worries Australian experts
Some patients are taking cannabis for conditions where there is little evidence it is effective, GPs and researchers say

Melissa Davey Medical editor

02, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Gardeners beware: household chemicals banned overseas are still used in Australia
From tomato dust to snail pellets, Australia takes a much more relaxed approach to household pesticide use than other countries

Anne Davies

01, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Peter FitzSimons to step down as ARM chair; protesters picket CPAC – as it happened
FitzSimons says a new generation is stepping up to lead republic campaign. This blog is now closed

Lisa Cox and Cait Kelly (earlier)

01, Oct, 2022 @7:26 AM

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Ending mandatory isolation does not mean Covid is over. But we need to move beyond short-term fixes | Catherine Bennett
The virus is here to stay and we have to find sustainable ways of managing it for the long haul

Catherine Bennett

01, Oct, 2022 @2:32 AM

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Australia’s new Covid rules: isolation recommended but not required
From 14 October people who test positive will no longer have to isolate in their homes for five days – but there are exceptions

Cait Kelly

30, Sep, 2022 @8:05 AM

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Medicinal cannabis companies fined almost $1m by TGA over false treatment claims
Australia’s drugs regulator issues 73 infringement notices over claims prescriptions could treat conditions such as cancer and epilepsy

Melissa Davey Medical editor

28, Sep, 2022 @2:30 AM

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Australia’s farmers could reap the benefits from smarter use of pesticides
As Australia seeks to expand its global agriculture exports, failure to wind back pesticide use will ultimately hurt local producers

Anne Davies

27, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Australia’s return to live performance is triumphant – but so many of us are being left behind | Jasper Peach
Live streams through the pandemic were a revelation for disabled and at-risk audiences. Now they’re being switched off – and it’s a devastating loss

Jasper Peach

27, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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