Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - November, 2020
The NT Government says the Ranger Uranium Mine in Kakadu is not responsible for a nearby cancer cluster.
Aging DNA uncovered
A new paper could upend 20 years of thinking on how stem cells protect their DNA.
Hoarding help outlined
Psychologists say overcoming stigma is needed to treat the recognised mental health condition of ‘hoarding’.
Oxford asked for openness
Experts and regulators are questioning claims made about the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Autism report bring best options
Experts have published the best available high-quality evidence about interventions for children on the autism spectrum.
Locals print more mini-kidneys
Australian researchers have again improved the technology for 3D-printing human organs.
Driver stresses assessed
A new survey has found half of all truckies are suffering psychological distress.
Big funds for school health
Victoria has announced a $1.6 billion package for extra disability support in public schools.
Green tea tech for gene edits
Green tea and some high-tech materials could make gene therapy more affordable.
Scheme to boost missed screenings
Authorities are fighting to improve a significant drop in cervical cancer screening rates.
Cuts push regional move
A new scheme will see medical schools stripped of Commonwealth-supported places ...
New ink guides nerve growth
Researchers have developed a neuron-growing ink that uses the body’s electrical signals to guide nerve cells.
PC reports on mental cost
The Productivity Commission says mental illness costs the Australian economy $220 billion each year.
Cross-border tracing tests
NSW, Victoria and ACT will soon test a combined, decentralised contact tracing system.
Excitement builds for local vaccine
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says a local COVID-19 vaccine is so far proving “safe and effective”, based on phase 1 trials.