Overhauled ‘highly unfair’ policy where Canberra nurses are forced to take personal leave before COVID leave

Overhauled ‘highly unfair’ policy where Canberra nurses are forced to take personal leave before COVID leave

Frontline medical personnel afflicted with COVID-19 will be able to access special leave before having to dive into personal leave after the ACT government changed civil service worker rights today. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation expressed concern yesterday that staff are being asked to use their personal leave to access COVID leave if they … Read more

Can Sugar Testing Help Protect Us Against Future Epidemics?

Can Sugar Testing Help Protect Us Against Future Epidemics?

While the world’s attention is still focused on COVID-19, which continues to ravage the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged scientists to broaden their interest in the potential for a future ‘disease X’. The number of high-threatening pathogens such as SARS, MERS, Lassa, Ebola and avian flu has been increasing in recent years. … Read more

Greater Risk of COVID-19 if Under Stress

Greater Risk of COVID-19 if Under Stress

Researchers from the University of Nottingham School of Medicine, King’s College London and the University of Auckland in New Zealand concluded that COVID-19 infection and symptoms may be more common among those experiencing high psychological distress. In their study published in the journal Annuals of Behavioral Medicine , the researchers point out, that stress, social … Read more

‘Bully’ COVID-19 Reveals Weakest, Extreme Death Rates

‘Bully’ COVID-19 Reveals Weakest, Extreme Death Rates

According to a study by the London School of Hygiene, researchers examining the extreme mortality rate during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 noticed an increased mortality in certain groups, including people with dementia, learning disabilities or people of non-white ethnicity. Posted in Tropical Medicine PLOS Medicine . The researchers say the … Read more