Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - July, 2022
Researchers say there is no clear medical definition of “growing pains”.
Game time pain surveyed
New research finds that spending time playing video games may not impact wellbeing.
GPs urged to take DV role
Experts say health practitioners need help to offer support for domestic violence victims.
Vital voice plan outlined
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has put forth a proposal to change the constitution to create an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
Pretzel process improved
ANU researchers have developed a new way to synthesise bicyclic peptides, which could have major implications for drug research.
Call for better booze laws
The Northern Territory government is being urged to pause the lifting of intervention-era alcohol restrictions.
Grim gap figures released
New data shows Australia is still failing to hit most of its Closing the Gap targets.
Monkeypox issue made official
Professor Paul Kelly, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, has declared monkeypox (MPX) a Communicable Disease Incident of National Significance.
CSIRO sees defining trends
Australia’s top science body has laid out the seven ‘megatrends’ it thinks will define the next 20 years.
'Mad cow' donor risk studied
Evidence suggests there is virtually zero risk of ‘mad cow’ from blood donation in Australia.
Diabetes drugs tested across types
Experts are testing whether drugs for type 2 diabetes can help those with type 1.
New coating for viral shield
Australian engineers have come up with a new spray coating to shield surfaces from viruses and bacteria.
Staph secrets revealed
A new tool has uncovered the ‘elegant’ mechanism responsible for antibiotic tolerance in golden staph.
VAD patchwork impacts docs
Experts say doctors determining a person’s eligibility for voluntary assisted dying face an “inherently uncertain and imprecise” task.
Antibiotic timeline cut
Australian scientists are working on a much faster way to spot antibiotic resistance.
Dismal quality in database call
Experts say Australians in more than 400 remote or regional communities lack access to good-quality drinking water.
Experts reflect on variants
Australia is grappling with rising COVID-19 cases without imposing the familiar restrictions of the last few years.
HIV test access questioned
New research suggests users welcome HIV self-test kits, but access is falling short.