New health professional training blueprint to transform chronic pain care

Researchers have developed a new national blueprint to help health professionals support the one in five Australians living with chronic pain, costing the Australian economy $139 billion every year. Published in leading international interdisciplinary pain journal PAIN, the ‘Listen to me, learn from me’ framework was co-developed by a national team of Curtin University-led researchers and collaborators working in partnership with […]

A better diet helps beat depression in young men

Young men with a poor diet saw a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression when they switched to a healthy Mediterranean diet, a new study shows. Depression is a common mental health condition that affects approximately 1 million Australians each year. It is a significant risk factor for suicide, the leading cause of death in young adults. The 12-week […]

TGA in Australia has granted provisional registration for Spikevax COVID 19 vaccine for children aged 6-11 years old – Moderna

Moderna, Inc., announced that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia has granted provisional registration for the use of Moderna’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, Spikevax, in a 50 µg dose, two-dose series, for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 in children aged 6-11 years. The TGA authorization for the use of the COVID-19 vaccine in children 6-11 years old […]

Does moderate drinking protect against heart disease?

For decades, researchers have studied the impact of alcohol on cardiovascular health, often with mixed results. Scientists at Monash University in Australia set out to answer the question definitively using data from more than 18,000 people aged over 70 in the US and Australia. The landmark study found that moderate drinking of alcohol is associated with a reduced risk of […]

TGA approves use of Trikafta to treat cystic fibrosis F508del mutation in Australia – Vertex

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