Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - November, 2021
Retiring the world's worst power stations could save six million lives.
Endometriosis costs jobs
A new report finds women are losing their jobs at a high rate due to endometriosis.
Experts urge vaping discretion
Researchers say doctors should be cautious about prescribing vaping to help quit smoking.
Warning over FSANZ shift
Experts warn that Australia’s food standard system is being taken away from health authorities.
Councils back GP campaign
Queensland councils want a focus on attracting more doctors to regional areas.
Ancient motherhood re-imagined
New research upends old assumptions about the high death rate of babies in ancient societies.
Dietary emissions modelled
The diets of human males appear to be worse for the environment than the female diet.
Arrest over GP attack allegations
A Queensland man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a GP who would not issue a COVID-19 vaccine exemption.
Angioedema drug joins PBS
A new drug has been added to the PBS for a rare and potentially deadly condition.
Extra jabs expected
Vaccine booster shots may be required within one year to maintain efficacy above 50 per cent, experts say.
Kids heading for chronic harm
Experts warn Australian adolescents are lining themselves up for serious chronic disease.
New links for climate health
A $10 million national network has been set up to build resilience to the human health impacts of environmental change.
OD kits backed
Experts say that improved access to naloxone would prevent hundreds of prescription opioid overdose deaths per year.
Billions lost to loneliness
A report says loneliness is costing Australians up to $2.7 billion per year.
Kids hit by parental depression
Experts have used 30 years’ of data to assess the link between parental depression and kids’ education.
Screen split assessed
New research finds that for children, not all forms of screen time are made equal.
'Immune memory' could block COVID
'Immune memory' may explain why some people do not catch COVID-19.
COVID lessons in polio report
Experts say there are lessons to be learned from the global polio vaccine campaign in regard to COVID-19.
GDM linked to later diagnosis
Aboriginal women with gestational diabetes (GDM) are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes within a short time after pregnancy.