Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - June, 2022
A new review suggests females are far more likely to experience Long COVID.
DVA reveals giant backlog
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has revealed it has a backlog of 37,000 applications for compensation.
Neck patch spots shocks
Researchers are working on a high-tech neck patch to detect concussions in sport.
WHO holds monkeypox declaration
The WHO has received information on more than 3,200 confirmed monkeypox cases and one death.
Screens deemed unhealthy
A new study suggests active kids are more likely to feel happier and healthier than their counterparts who are glued to a screen.
Butler maintains health split
The Federal Government says it will not increase its share of hospital funding.
Deadly venom helps gel
Venom from some of the world’s deadliest snakes could soon be used to save lives.
Face mite DNA decoded
Almost all humans play host to mites on their face, and a new study says we are becoming even closer to the stowaways.
Eyes seen as diagnostic
Experts say the eyes can show distinct signals for both Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Health trip rebate enhanced
This week’s NSW state budget will include funding for people to travel from regional areas for medical treatment.
Melanoma risk detail revealed
Australian researchers say they have found a protein molecule linked to melanoma outcomes.
Survey seeks true COVID stats
Researchers are trying to find out the true number of Australians to have been infected with COVID-19 this year.
WHO urges mental reform
The World Health Organization (WHO) says more than 1 billion people were living with a mental disorder before the COVID-19 pandemic, and urgent reform is needed.
Airport mask rule changed
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) says masks should no longer be mandated in airport terminals.
Centrelink outsourcing trimmed
Services Australia says it is cutting its outsourced workload by 30 per cent.