Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - July, 2020
A recent study investigated whether more Australian kids would try cannabis if it was legalised.
All Vic. schools join period scheme
Victorian public schools are offering free pads and tampons to students.
SA hospitals slammed
South Australian public hospitals have been accused of failing to deliver appropriate and acceptable care to patients with disabilities.
Fluoride still helps
A new study has again shown that fluoridated water is linked to fewer cases of severe tooth cavities.
TGA checking new sanitisers
Many companies have moved over to making hand sanitiser during COVID-19, and regulators want to make sure they are doing it correctly.
Vaccine safety re-checked
A comprehensive study of vaccine safety has concluded, once again, that vaccines are ‘remarkably safe’.
5G 'telesurgery' tested
An Italian surgeon has successfully performed remote surgery on a cadaver 15 kilometres away.
Flu cases driven way down
Australian flu cases appear to have dropped by more than 99 per cent during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Ghetto 'miracle' modelled
New modelling of World War II typhus infections reveals how public health interventions eradicated the disease.
New details on gut neurons
The human gut is known as the ‘second brain’, and scientists are discovering how it communicates.
Rich top tipple tally
New research suggests many older Australians are drinking at risky levels, and the wealthy are drinking more than most.
Wine backs brain study
New methods are being developed to more accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease.
Hundreds join call for humanity
Hundreds of prominent Australians have signed a letter calling for efforts to solve the biggest challenges facing humanity.
Video game violence reviewed
A new meta-analysis has found no long-term link between violent video games and youth aggression.
Glover-maker faces slavery claims
Authorities have warned rubber gloves vital in the fight against COVID-19 could have been made by slaves.
Phone data tracks personalities
Mobile phone data has been used to accurately predict personality traits.
Telehealth changes cut some off
Healthcare providers are concerned for the future of Medicare-backed telehealth.
ADF assists Vic. ambos
Army personnel will help Victoria bolster its paramedic numbers as coronavirus continues to spread.