Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - July, 2021
AI set on protein view
An AI system has been trained to identify the billions of proteins that make up the human body.
Long study drives down dirt disease
Thirty years of progress has been made in the understanding and treatment of the soil-dwelling melioidosis disease.
Lorna Jane fined for COVID claims
Activewear giant Lorna Jane has been fined $5 million for claiming its clothes prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
NSW DV services straining
The ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in NSW has seen an increase in demand for domestic violence services.
Experts react to vaccine for teens
Scientists have reacted to the decision to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to teenagers.
Maths brains change over time
New research suggests the human brain handles maths completely differently when it is younger.
Body breaks backed
A new study suggests regular physical activity in the classroom might improve student learning.
Alcohol tops treatment list
Alcohol is Australia’s leading drug for requiring publicly-funded specialty treatment.
AMA urges smoking effort
The Australian Medical Association wants “urgent” action to address high smoking rates in the Northern Territory.
Data issues in COVID studies
While the COVID-19 pandemic saw a rise in research and clinical trials, experts say cracks are beginning to emerge.
Vocal nerves tapped for tech-speech
Scientists have successfully converted a paralysed man’s brain waves into speech.
Regional doctor talks stall
Doctors say ongoing negotiations are putting health services in regional SA at risk.
WHO issues gene-edit guide
The World Health Organization has made new recommendations on human genome editing.
Digital touch coming
Australian researchers are working on the ability to experience touch over the internet.