Australian Medical News Brief January 2016

  Australian Medical News Brief  We would love to hear your thoughts on the news, our recaps, or anything we may have missed. Please feel free to comment on our Facebook page. This first one may make your heart stop...   Doughnut Burger   There’s a Doughnut Burger, Yes   As reported by Sky News: A Queensland burger restaurant has unleashed the power of what may be a perfect marriage: doughnut and beef. Despite the negative reviews by nutritionists for the obscene amount of calories in the burger, the restaurant owner insists they will continue selling them. Patrons love them. After the free press, you can imagine their motivation to sell them will only rise… like your blood pressure will when you eat the first one.   Unfortunately, this one may break your heart...   Job Cuts.png   WA to cut 1,100 jobs   As reported in the Guardian: South Perth hospitals report that they will cut 1,100 full-time jobs per the state’s inefficient health systems. The West Australian (WA) Medical Association's president, Michael Gannon, cites the real impact could be closer to 3,000 jobs affected in the wake of the cuts, either in jobs or hours. The silver lining in this news, if there is any, is that the option to cut wages is not part of the current or future plans. WA Medical staff will continue to be paid well.   We thought this was very cool...   Space Medicine.png   Space Medicine Training   As reported by ABC: A Central Queensland doctor, Ewen MPhee, has become one of the few Australian doctors trained in space medicine. He was trained in Adelaide in a course facilitated by Australian Society for Aerospace Medicine in conjunction with NASA. While there is currently little need for doctors in space, the belief is that in the very near future, with the current space explosion, we can expect to see a greater need for doctors who can practice in the cosmos.   And then we found some inspiration...   Australian Holidays.png   More Annual Leave Being Taken by Australians   As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald: According to the 15th annual Expedia Vacation Deprivation survey, in 2015, Australians took the most annual leave since the worldwide market crash. They took an average of 18 of their 20 available days. The year prior they only took an average of 15 days. This is good news for the overall work-life-balance of Australia. Let’s hope it spreads.   Lastly, we decided you deserve a break... 12491775_992176307494744_8424870266016909281_o.png   Medshop Australia has a sale on Welch Allyn Thermometers   It’s true. Historically, we rarely lower our prices, but we’ve made an exception. The PRO-6000 Welch Allyn thermometer, which comes with a large cradle, has been price-dropped. The innovative PerfectTemp™ technology characterises the PRO-6000. It works by detecting the stability of the probe during measurement, adjusting for variability. Additionally, the 6000 can take a 60-second pulse reading. This is a good time to replace that aging thermometer or purchase your first one.   Well, that’s all the big events for January in Australian medical news. Like we said, please weigh in. We want to hear what you think. As always, thanks for reading. Be sure to follow our blog to stay on top of what is going at Medshop Australia and Australian medicine in general.   If you haven't already, be sure to follow us on Pinterest!   Come Join us on Pinterest CLICK HERE
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