Health Check

Category: Griffith Health

All disciplines within the Health Group at Griffith University.

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… 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

Media reports about vaccine hesitancy could contribute to the problem

Alongside logistical and supply issues, vaccine hesitancy has been a notable hurdle in Australia’s troubled vaccine rollout. The news the Australian Technical Advisory Group on… Read More

What is the Moderna COVID vaccine? Does it work, and is it safe?

Overnight, Boston-based pharmaceutical company Moderna announced a new supply agreement with Australia for 25 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. The deal includes ten million… Read More

Majoring in Disability Studies to give a voice to those in need

Griffith's Master of Human Services student Ben Pook found his calling for helping others be heard when he was growing up, even if he didn’t realise it at the time... Read More

A passion was ignited

Sarah Spafford is an alumnus of Griffith’s Master of Suicidology. In her own words, she recounts her journey as an international student and learning from her… Read More

Seeking participants for recurring Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (Thrush) trial

The research investigates whether an acetic and lactic acid vaginal combination product, has beneficial effects in recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis. Type of volunteers neededPremenopausal females with… Read More

Personal experience to national suicide prevention response

Maddeline Mooney is an alumnus of Griffith’s Master of Suicidology. In her own words, she recounts her journey to… Read More

COVID-19: What happened, what is next and what research is happening on the Gold Coast?

Professor Nigel McMillan from Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Menzies Health Institute Queensland, spoke about the future… Read More

Becoming an Endometriosis advocate with Public Health

In 2016, Anika Buining was diagnosed with Endometriosis, a chronic pelvic pain condition which affects an estimated 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years*. It is the widespread prevalence of this chronic condition and the lack of any long-term treatment options that led her down the path of Public Health at Griffith University. Read More