6 other medical stories you need to know about today

1) Vax rates up again

Childhood immunisation rates have risen again, according to the latest quarterly data released by the Australian Immunisation Register. In the three months leading up to June 2017, there was a modest increase of 0.2% — to bring vaccine coverage levels to 93.8% at 12 months — and to 93.6% at five years of age.

2. AMA wants new approach to addiction

The AMA has slammed the government’s 'War on Drugs' approach to