Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - August, 2021
Airborne spread studied
A new study says COVID-19 shows airborne spread of viruses has been “vastly underappreciated”.
ATAGI suggests Pfizer for kids
ATAGI is recommending vaccination against COVID-19 for all individuals from 12 years of age.
COVIDSafe failure detailed
A damning COVIDSafe report shows the Federal Government ignored important input.
Drugs drive down surgical abortions
Australia's surgical abortion rate is dropping as access to abortion drugs improves.
Many support ciggie ban
Over half of Australians in a recent survey support getting rid of retail cigarette sales within the decade.
Study plots exercise rejection
Experts call for new strategies to help young women engage with exercise at school.
QLD seeks new quarantine
The Queensland Government is pushing ahead with a dedicated COVID-19 quarantine facility that the Federal Government rejected.
Brain cycle gene uncovered
Researchers have found a gene that appears to be a master timekeeper for the brain's circadian clock.
Aged care vax map launched
The Health Department has created a new online map to show how many aged care workers are vaccinated.
Faecal transplants tested
Experts are testing faecal transplants as a treatment option for people living with Parkinson’s.
Key facial gene found
There has been a breakthrough in a 20-year quest for the genetic basis for a facial deformity condition.
Microdose study seeks users
Researchers are studying magic mushroom ‘microdosing’ as a way to improve mental health and performance.
Services staff in safety call
Services Australia staff are calling out for more resources and vaccinations.
Young women's mental scheme launched
A new program seeks to improve the understanding of and responses to mental health issues for young women.
Study funders' influence found
A new survey suggests the groups that fund research often seek control of results.
Biotech battles resistant fungus
Newly engineered nanoparticles could soon be used to treat drug-resistant fungal infections.
Ads urge care work
The Federal Government has launched a new campaign to encourage people to work under the NDIS.