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Category: Medical Science

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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

The symptoms of the Delta variant appear to differ from traditional COVID symptoms. Here’s what to look out for

We’ve been living in a COVID world for more than 18 months now. At the outset of the pandemic, government agencies and health authorities scrambled… Read More

BlueHealth Project highlighting link between environmental health and mental health

Griffith Expert Associate Professor Anne Roiko and Alumnus Dr Anne Cleary join experts from 18 countries to contribute to the BlueHealth Project, a collaboration… Read More

Griffith’s Gold Coast campus an obvious choice for health students

One students’ story about finding what they needed right on their doorstep, thanks to Griffith  When Grace Mitchell began researching her options for… Read More

Medicine Alumnus to join Ivy League thanks to Fulbright Scholarship

Currently a doctor working in the emergency department of the Townsville University Hospital, Grace Yeung is a Griffith alumnus of the Bachelor of Medical Science… Read More

Representation in healthcare – Griffith Health Alumni discuss

We recently brought together Griffith Health alumni in a virtual event to talk to us about the positive impacts on the health of the individual and… Read More

From Health Science to Occupational Therapy

Kristi Brinkman is a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy student seeking a rewarding and therapeutic career where she can help others  Kristi Brinkman, a student occupational therapist, was building a career… Read More

Creating a future for all – Griffith Health Experts discuss

If you’d like to build a career in health but you’re not sure where you’d like to work, our panelists highlighted a range of innovative career options where they expect to see growth in the next five years - the perfect place to build or start your career in health! Read More

From medical laboratory science to Médecins Sans Frontières

Griffith Alumnus Tanya Constantino shares what it’s like to work in Ethiopia with Doctors Without Borders  Tanya began her career in laboratory medicine as a foundation year… Read More