Genetics

Vaccine blood clotting could be result of genetics

The rare blood clot side-effect associated with some COVID-19 vaccines could be the result of genetics, new research has found, paving the way for a potential genetic screening test.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Rates of under 65s living in Aussie aged care are dropping

The number of Australians aged under 65 living in permanent residential aged care fell by 20 percent from almost 4,600 in September 2020 to around 3,700 in September 2021, according to a new report from the Australian Institute ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Opinion: Major COVID course correction immediately required

Australian governments must immediately take action to tackle the present COVID crisis by delaying the return to face-to-face schooling, and reinstating necessary infection mitigations and financial supports.

Addiction

Australia second in the world for methylamphetamine use

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) today released the 14th report of its National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program (the Program). This report presents data on Australia's drug consumption for 12 substances. ...

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