Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - September, 2022
A program to text young people at risk of STI infection may have had the opposite effect than intended.
Issues leaked from DNA lab
Claims of workplace issues have emerged from a troubled Queensland DNA lab.
Metal effects on fungi checked
Metal compounds could be the answer to the growing problem of drug-resistant fungal infections.
Push to translate DNA findings
Australian scientists are challenging the research and funding community to develop better treatments for debilitating mental health conditions.
Quick success in brain drug test
An experimental brain cancer drug has been fast-tracked in clinical trials.
SA opens nurse drive
The SA Government has announced it will double the number of graduate nurses joining SA Health.
State rejects drug call
The NSW Government has not taken up a recommendation to decriminalise low-level use of illicit drugs.
Young docs' stress surveyed
A new survey shows Queensland’s junior doctors are increasingly concerned that overwork and fatigue may lead to mistakes.
Lab change makes legal mess
Two senior staff members at Queensland's state-run forensic crime laboratory have been stood down after ...
OCD interventions reviewed
Research suggests deep brain stimulation can halve symptoms of severe OCD.
Viral alarm mask tested
Chinese scientists have created a face mask that can alert the wearer if they have been exposed to viruses.
Aged care boost announced
The federal government says it will spend an extra $1.4 billion to help healthcare providers and the aged care sector deal with ...
Study backs safe injecting
A review has found that after 21 years, Sydney's supervised injecting centre is a success.
Study seeks gas saving
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a common and effective painkiller for use in childbirth, but it is a greenhouse gas, and experts are trying to reduce its environmental impact.
WHO against antibody course
The World Health Organization (WHO) is strongly advising against antibody treatments for COVID-19.
Videos backed for trim kids
Researchers say a video-based programme helped kids cut the kilos during lockdown.
Stem cell advances revealed
New research brings the scientific world closer to making stem cells from a patient’s adult cells, rather than human embryos.
Ambassadors seen as aged help
‘Resident ambassadors’ in aged care settings could reduce incidences of violence and aggression...