This week medical leaders met in Canberra to explore why women doctors in Australia are vulnerable to sexual harassment – and to draft a set of safety standards to prevent this in future.
Neurosurgeon Charlie Teo has been found guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct. Here’s what that means.
A new proposal is reigniting an old debate about cosmetic surgery. Now it’s focused on what kind of training cosmetic surgeons should have before wielding their instruments.
We may need to reconsider how we sanction serious or ‘repeat offenders’. That may include permanently barring them from practice.
Ventilators being made by British medical supply firm OES.
It’s not as simple as churning out more products, though that’s a good starting point.
The technology of producing biological parts is advancing, raising new legal and regulatory questions.
Bioprinting, an offshoot of 3D printing, is advancing so rapidly that regulators have been caught off guard. Two legal scholars argue patients and manufacturers would benefit from clearer rules.
Neurostimulation is rife with potential and pitfalls.
From dementia to depression to drug addiction, artificial brain stimulation has been hailed as a landmark medical technology for the future. But safeguards are needed if we want the benefits without the risks.
Hip implants and other medical devices are not always designed with women in mind.
How an implant is designed, tested, regulated and discussed with patients tends to disadvantage women. It’s time that changed.
Here’s how we can change the system of approval for new medical implants.
Patients report not being effectively anaesthetised during liposuction procedures to extract stem cells from fat.
Due to a lack of effective regulations, there is little oversight of “stem cell treatments” and the businesses that provide them.