Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - September, 2021
A new study suggests trust in scientists drives public adherence to pandemic restrictions.
Charges over Vic's initial hotel plan
WorkSafe Victoria has charged the state’s Health Department with 58 breaches of OHS laws over its initial hotel quarantine program.
Services sticks with weak certificates
Services Australia says it is not changing its COVID vaccine certificate despite them being easily faked.
AI aimed at next pandemic
Researchers are attempting to use artificial intelligence to predict the next pandemic.
Crows cleared in camp probe
Safework SA has cleared a football team of workplace safety breaches from 2018.
Deep heat planning needed
The warming planet requires urgent planning for heat and human health, experts say.
FWC rules on work jabs
A dissenting member of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has labelled mandatory vaccines for workers “medical apartheid”.
'eNose' aimed at lung issues
Experts are working on an electronic nose that can analyse ‘breathprints’ to spot health conditions.
DNA data to drive change
Experts say data from the genome and epigenome will help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
WHO updates COVID treatments
The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its treatment advice for high-risk COVID-19 patients.
DV support suggested for vax sites
Experts are pushing for domestic violence support to be offered in vaccine clinics.
Quick hep-C tests coming
A new rapid test for hepatitis C will soon be rolled out at drug treatment clinics, prisons and needle exchange services nationwide.
AMA issues roadmap warning
Australia’s big doctors’ lobby has warned the Victorian Government about its roadmap out of lockdown.
Drug combo shrinks tumours
A new combination of targeted drugs has been shown to reduce ovarian cancer tumours.
Mozart checked for epileptic effect
Researchers are investigating the therapeutic power of a Mozart sonata.
NSW employs SA home app
New South Wales is looking at facial recognition and geolocation to help it control its home quarantine system.
Cat bug linked to psychosis
Exposure to toxoplasma, a disease carried by cats, may increase the likelihood of developing psychosis in young people already at risk.
CEFC backs synthetic meat
The Federal Government is funding a new range of meat and dairy alternatives.