Health Check

Category: Griffith Health

All disciplines within the Health Group at Griffith University.

Taking your first rapid antigen test? 7 tips for an accurate result

You can now buy rapid antigen tests in supermarkets and pharmacies to test yourself at home for COVID-19 in about 15 minutes. You’ll get your… Read More

Bad for patients, bad for paramedics: ambulance ramping is a symptom of a health system in distress

Long lines of ambulances idling outside hospitals have shocked the public in recent news reports, especially in states with high COVID case numbers and increased hospital… Read More

How contagious is Delta? How long are you infectious? Is it more deadly? A quick guide to the latest science

Delta was recognised as a SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern in May 2021 and has proved extremely difficult to control in unvaccinated populations. Delta has managed to out-compete other… Read More

Ivermectin shows us how hard it is to use old drugs for COVID. Here’s how to do better next time

Many hopes have been pinned on repurposing existing drugs, such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, to treat COVID-19. However, we shouldn’t be too surprised these drugs… Read More

Are you worried about your child’s eating or snacking behaviour?

Families of children aged 2-6 years are invited to participate in a study testing a new online program designed to support parents to develop healthy… Read More

I am ready, I have the armoury

A reflection by Ingrid Ozols – alumnus Master of Suicidology “There was no planning in doing the… Read More

Stressed teens benefit from coping online when less is more

Teenagers who spend a few hours online after a stressful experience fare better than those who frequently use this strategy or not at all a… Read More

Health students – placements and vaccine information session

To assist health students to understand how COVID-19 is impacting placements and their vaccination requirements, the Australian Government Department of Health hosted and recorded an… Read More

Are sugar rushes real?

When I’m happy after eating something sweet mummy and daddy say I am having a “sugar rush”. But I think I’m just happy! Is… Read More

Healthy Volunteers Needed for COVID-19 VACCINE Study

The Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) at Griffith University is participating in a global Phase 3 clinical trial to test a potential new vaccine against… Read More