Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - April, 2021
Hospital staff action slammed
The SA Government is facing industrial action from health workers over an alleged privatisation agenda.
Blood barrier guide discovered
Researchers have uncovered new details on how some diseases affect the brain.
Experts urge naloxone scripts
Experts say doctors should prescribe naloxone when they prescribe opioids.
Feds extend tele-services
The Federal Government has decided to extend telehealth services until the end of 2021.
Poor diet risk reviewed
A new study shows people with diets high in chocolate and lollies, butter and white bread may be at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death in middle-age.
UQ clamp still coming
The University of Queensland is continuing to re-engineer its COVID-19 vaccine.
$50m for mRNA factory
The Victorian Government has put up $50 million for its own vaccine-making facility.
Wellbeing linked to ongoing effort
Researchers have conducted the largest ever analysis of wellbeing studies ...
Defence suicide commission launched
The Federal Government has announced a royal commission into veteran and serving Defence personnel suicides.
Call to scrap vax IP
Global health advocates want intellectual property rights waived for life-saving vaccines.
Genes linked to depression and anxiety
New research appears to confirm a genetic link between depression and anxiety.
Human hybrid for better tests
Researchers in China and the US have injected human stem cells into primate embryos to create a new hybrid.
Mental health knocks post-op results
A new study shows people with serious mental illness have higher rates of postoperative complications and longer stays in hospital.
MS buys speech tech firm
Microsoft is buying a major speech recognition firm as part of a $20 billion deal.
Mushroom drugs match others
A British study has found magic mushrooms could be an effective antidepressant.
Victoria revives AZ jab
The Victorian government has announced it will soon open the doors of three mass-vaccination hubs.
Church rents questioned
The Greek Orthodox Church has charged exorbitant rent from its aged care homes, making millions while residents suffer.
Council paying for playground fail
Adelaide City Council will spend up to half a million dollars making a disability-friendly playground accessible.