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Health of Tamar River takes a dip under the impact of pollutants stirred up by 2016 floods - ABC News

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 06:27

ABC News

Health of Tamar River takes a dip under the impact of pollutants stirred up by 2016 floods
ABC News
The 2016 Launceston floods are partly to blame for a decline in the health of the Tamar Estuary in Tasmania's north, according to environment authorities. Natural Resources Management (NRM) North released the Tamar Estuary Report Card on Friday which ...

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Privacy breach: Concerned family members feel 'betrayed' by NSW Health - ABC News

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 06:05

ABC News

Privacy breach: Concerned family members feel 'betrayed' by NSW Health
ABC News
More than a dozen concerned family members of former residents and staff at the Garrawarra Centre for Aged Care say they are disturbed and distressed by a major privacy breach uncovered in a triple j Hack and ABC News investigation. Over 1,000 ...
Minister sorry after health records found in derelict aged-care buildingThe Sydney Morning Herald
NSW Health Minister apologises as hundreds of abandoned medical files are discovered in derelict former aged care ...Healthcare IT News Au
NSW Health accuses ABC of trespassSBS

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'Sacrificial virgins': Balancing freedom of speech and issues of public health - RACGP

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 04:29

RACGP

'Sacrificial virgins': Balancing freedom of speech and issues of public health
RACGP
'GPs can inform patient decision-making and broadcast key messages to the communities they serve,' she told newsGP. 'This is particularly important when media platforms endorse dangerous and unsubstantiated health advice generating uncertainty, fear or ...

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'Sacrificial virgins': Balancing freedom of speech and issues of public health - RACGP

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 04:29

RACGP

'Sacrificial virgins': Balancing freedom of speech and issues of public health
RACGP
'GPs can inform patient decision-making and broadcast key messages to the communities they serve,' she told newsGP. 'This is particularly important when media platforms endorse dangerous and unsubstantiated health advice generating uncertainty, fear or ...

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'Sacrificial virgins': Balancing freedom of speech and issues of public health - RACGP

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 04:29

RACGP

'Sacrificial virgins': Balancing freedom of speech and issues of public health
RACGP
'GPs can inform patient decision-making and broadcast key messages to the communities they serve,' she told newsGP. 'This is particularly important when media platforms endorse dangerous and unsubstantiated health advice generating uncertainty, fear or ...

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Parents encouraged to use e-health records - NEWS.com.au

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 03:01

Parents encouraged to use e-health records
NEWS.com.au
The message comes after Health Minister Greg Hunt confirmed this week the system's original mid-October opt-out date would be pushed back by a month, and laws will be changed so police and government agencies would need a court order to get patient ...

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Minister sorry after health records found in derelict aged-care building - The Sydney Morning Herald

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 23:36

The Sydney Morning Herald

Minister sorry after health records found in derelict aged-care building
The Sydney Morning Herald
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has promised an investigation after sensitive patient records were found in an abandoned building. More than 1000 confidential medical records were found strewn around a room at the former site of the Garrawarra Centre ...

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ACT Health failed to manage bullying, misconduct claims, auditor-general finds - ABC News

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 21:34

ABC News

ACT Health failed to manage bullying, misconduct claims, auditor-general finds
ABC News
The culture at ACT Health further came into question after the Canberra Hospital radiology unit flunked its training accreditation, due to a "toxic" work environment. An ACT Government spokeswoman said the report was welcome. "There are a lot of ...

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ACT Health failed to manage bullying, misconduct claims, auditor-general finds - ABC News

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 21:34

ABC News

ACT Health failed to manage bullying, misconduct claims, auditor-general finds
ABC News
The culture at ACT Health further came into question after the Canberra Hospital radiology unit flunked its training accreditation, due to a "toxic" work environment. An ACT Government spokeswoman said the report was welcome. "There are a lot of ...

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My Health Record: Deleting personal information from databases is harder than it sounds - The Conversation AU

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 20:24

The Conversation AU

My Health Record: Deleting personal information from databases is harder than it sounds
The Conversation AU
Since the period for opting out of My Health Record began on July 16, experts in health, privacy and IT have raised concerns about the security and privacy protections of the system, and the legislation governing its operation. Now federal health ...

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My Health Record: Deleting personal information from databases is harder than it sounds - The Conversation AU

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 20:24

The Conversation AU

My Health Record: Deleting personal information from databases is harder than it sounds
The Conversation AU
Since the period for opting out of My Health Record began on July 16, experts in health, privacy and IT have raised concerns about the security and privacy protections of the system, and the legislation governing its operation. Now federal health ...

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My Health Record: Deleting personal information from databases is harder than it sounds - The Conversation AU

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 20:24

The Conversation AU

My Health Record: Deleting personal information from databases is harder than it sounds
The Conversation AU
Since the period for opting out of My Health Record began on July 16, experts in health, privacy and IT have raised concerns about the security and privacy protections of the system, and the legislation governing its operation. Now federal health ...

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Rising suicides in Mexico expose the mental health toll of living with extreme, chronic violence - The Conversation US

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:05

The Conversation US

Rising suicides in Mexico expose the mental health toll of living with extreme, chronic violence
The Conversation US
In places where the violence has been highly concentrated, residents have spent the past decade taking precautions, coping with fear and processing tragedy. Now, new data from the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua reveals the dangerous mental health ...

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My Health concessions 'woefully inadequate', says former AMA president - The Sydney Morning Herald

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:00

The Sydney Morning Herald

My Health concessions 'woefully inadequate', says former AMA president
The Sydney Morning Herald
Former AMA president Kerryn Phelps has called for a full parliamentary review of the My Health Record system, rejecting the “minor concessions” announced by Health Minister Greg Hunt this week as “woefully inadequate”. Dr Phelps said a complete redraft ...
My Health Record still isn't safe enough to proceed. It needs more than a band-aid fixABC News
E-health records opt out period extendedNEWS.com.au
Health: On privacy, it's still let the buyer, us, bewareThe Age
Lifehacker Australia -Crikey
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My Health concessions 'woefully inadequate', says former AMA president - The Sydney Morning Herald

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:00

The Sydney Morning Herald

My Health concessions 'woefully inadequate', says former AMA president
The Sydney Morning Herald
Former AMA president Kerryn Phelps has called for a full parliamentary review of the My Health Record system, rejecting the “minor concessions” announced by Health Minister Greg Hunt this week as “woefully inadequate”. Dr Phelps said a complete redraft ...
E-health records opt out period extendedNEWS.com.au
My Health Record still isn't safe enough to proceed. It needs more ...ABC News
Health: On privacy, it's still let the buyer, us, bewareThe Age
Lifehacker Australia -Crikey
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'Disturbing' privacy breach revealed: Over 1000 NSW Health medical records abandoned in derelict building - ABC News

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 07:29

ABC News

'Disturbing' privacy breach revealed: Over 1000 NSW Health medical records abandoned in derelict building
ABC News
More than 1,000 confidential medical records have been left on the floor at a derelict former aged care facility operated by the New South Wales Government. The privacy breach, uncovered in a triple j Hack and ABC News investigation, is believed to be ...

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E-health records opt out period extended - NEWS.com.au

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 01:02

ABC News

E-health records opt out period extended
NEWS.com.au
Health Minister Greg Hunt told reporters in Alice Springs, ahead of a meeting with state and territory health ministers on Thursday, that the mid-October opt out deadline has been pushed back. The move comes after Mr Hunt revealed on Wednesday the My ...
My Health Record still isn't safe enough to proceed. It needs more than a band-aid fixABC News
Band-Aid solution not enough to fix My Health RecordThe Sydney Morning Herald
My Health Record opt-out period to be extendedThe Australian
Lifehacker Australia -Crikey
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Dust storm threat prompts public health warning for SA asthma sufferers - ABC News

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 00:36

ABC News

Dust storm threat prompts public health warning for SA asthma sufferers
ABC News
A looming dust storm in South Australia has prompted authorities to issue a public health warning, advising people with asthma and other health conditions to prepare themselves and stay indoors.
Adelaide weather: Dust storm prompts SA Health danger warningNEWS.com.au
Health alert issued as dust storm and high winds lash South AustraliaThe Advertiser (blog)
Wind and dust prompts SA health warning9news.com.au
The New Daily
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