Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - February, 2022
Climate scientists warn that climate change is now a threat to human wellbeing.
Brain bank shows broad trauma
Most of the athletes who have donated to the Australian Sports Brain Bank show signs of brain trauma.
Death mapped on EEG
Researchers have recorded brain patterns of a dying man to understand what happens at the end of life.
New COVID drugs coming
The TGA has provisionally approved AstraZeneca's preventative COVID-19 medication.
New neuron implanted in plant
Swedish researchers have used an artificial neuron to control a Venus flytrap.
Software plots natural selection
New software that simulates evolution could see life-saving therapeutics developed in days instead of years.
CBT tested on game addiction
Cognitive behavioural therapy has been tested on the symptoms of gaming and internet addiction.
Injectors reject COVID jabs
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy appears to be high among injecting drug users.
QLD testing pharmacy boost
Queensland is running a trial in which pharmacists will be allowed to diagnose and prescribe medication.
Superbug details deciphered
Australian researchers are learning more about an emerging highly drug-resistant bacteria.
Locals make brain breakthrough
Local experts have made a major advance in neurological research - growing live brain cells from patients, in a petri dish.
Big NDIS boost needed
A new report finds the NDIS workforce will need to grow by 83,000 full-time staff in two years.
Colbeck resists COVID blame
Aged Care Services Minister Richard Colbeck says hundreds of COVID deaths in the sector are not an indicator of his performance.
Nurse strike in NSW
Thousands of nurses and midwives have walked off the job in NSW to protest pay and staff levels.
Exercise aids ageing brains
Exercise appears to alter human brain chemistry to protect ageing synapses.
Jab fears drive parents
Anxiety about vaccine safety could be driving parents to seek information from other sources.