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Australia’s health 2018 (Report)

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare,  Release Date: 20 Jun 2018   Australia’s Health 2018 is the AIHW’s 16th biennial report on the health of Australians. It examines a wide range of contemporary topics in a series of analytical feature articles and short statistical snapshots. The report also summarises the performance of the health system against an agreed set of indicators...

Pelvic mesh implant patients want answers from Senate report

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ABC 730 report, 26/3/2018 A steady stream of Australian women with pelvic mesh implants have spent tens of thousands of dollars flying to a clinic in Missouri to have their implants removed, claiming they have suffered major side-effects from the implants used to treat prolapse and incontinence. More than 35 Australian women have made the journey to the same practitioner because, they say, they...

Essure contraceptive device: Hazard Alert from TGA

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Therapeutic Goods Administration, August 30, 2017
Consumers and health professionals are advised that Australasian Medical and Science Ltd (AMSL), in consultation with the TGA, has issued a hazard alert for Essure. AMSL is also recallingunused stock and withdrawing the device from the Australian market.

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New Question Builder tool assists patients’ health literacy

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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality/Healthdirect Australia The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and Healthdirect Australia have jointly launched the Question Builder, a free web-based tool to help people prepare for their medical appointment and make the best use of the time with their doctor.  Question Builder is a free web-based tool to help you prepare for a...

More Training Needed for Australian Doctors to Identify and Treat FGM Patients

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AMA, 23 Mar 2017 Training for doctors in how to identify and treat patients who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) should be included in tertiary medical curricula, the AMA said today. Releasing the AMA’s Position Statement on Female Genital Mutilation 2017, AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said that while FGM is only practised in about 30 countries, and is illegal in Australia...

Queensland abortion laws in spotlight

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ABC Radio,  Monday, August 1, 2016 18:40:00 A group of Brisbane obstetricians and gynaecologists is calling for the right to opt out of performing abortions, if a bill decriminalising the practice gets through the Queensland Parliament.  The group has made a submission to the parliamentary inquiry into proposed laws to take abortion out of Queensland’s criminal code.  The inquiry is...

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