Oncology & Cancer

Molecular testing rates in most countries less than 50 percent

Access to targeted therapies for lung cancer depends on accurate identification of patients' biomarkers through molecular testing, but survey results published today in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology suggest that many international ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVIDSafe: Why the government should share what it knows

It's 18 days since the government launched its digital contact-tracing app COVIDSafe. The latest figure we have for downloads is 5.4 million, on May 8, about 29% of smartphone users aged 14 and over.

Pediatrics

Children don't know how to get proper nutrition information online

Children looking for health information online could end up more prone to obesity. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior shows a lack of digital health literacy can lead children to misinterpret portions, ...

Health

Gen Z is keen for mandatory CPR training

Life-saving CPR courses would be mandatory in Australian high schools if Generation Z were setting the curriculum, according to a new study from Edith Cowan University (ECU).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Self-reported COVID-19 symptoms show promise for disease forecasts

Self-reported descriptions of COVID-19-related symptoms, which Carnegie Mellon University researchers are gathering nationwide with the help of Facebook and Google, correlate well with test-confirmed cases of the disease, ...

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