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COVID’s drinking spike: working mums say ‘we were all stuffed’

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New studies by La Trobe University have shed light on the impact of additional responsibilities women assumed by ‘default’ during the COVID-19 pandemic, influencing a spike in drinking among working mothers. Participants noted the lack of control they felt over their everyday lives and drinking as they juggled working from home, parenting, household, and teaching … Continued

Urgent call for Australian Centre for Disease Control to reconcile COVID-19 health advice

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21 February 2024 Public health experts are calling for the Federal Government to urgently implement and properly resource the proposed Australian Centre for Disease Control (ACDC) to ensure COVID-19 advice is consistent across Australia. The call from the Public Health Association of Australia comes as public health experts await further details of the ACDC promised … Continued

Study examines Maori response during COVID-19

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A study into the social response of Māori during the COVID-19 pandemic has found the interconnectedness of Indigenous communities could be key to developing greater and more effective public health policies.  The study by Charles Darwin University (CDU) and Auckland University of Technology focused on how members of a remote hapū (sub-tribe) from Ngāti Kahungunu, … Continued

How did COVID-19 restrictions impact alcohol consumption in Australia?

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  MEDIA ALERT 29 January, 2024 How did COVID-19 restrictions impact alcohol consumption in Australia? Experts from La Trobe University’s Centre for Alcohol and Policy Research have undertaken a longitudinal study of 775 participants, with six survey waves between April and December 2020, examining alcohol consumption in Victoria compared to the rest of Australia during … Continued

Disconnected and insecure: Australian-first study examines impacts of long COVID on intimate partner violence victim-survivors

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An Australian-first study from Monash University researchers has examined the impact of long COVID on victim-survivors’ experiences of intimate partner violence.    The report Disconnected & insecure: The intersection between experiences of long COVID and intimate partner violence will be launched on Tuesday 23 January at The Wheeler Centre with researchers presenting key findings, followed … Continued

One-third of Australians do not believe COVID-safe measures are important ahead of the holiday season

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New research reveals one third of Australians do not believe practising COVID-safe behaviours or staying up to date with vaccinations to protect against COVID-19 is important.1 With high numbers of Australians still being admitted to hospitals and ICUs with COVID-19,2 the majority of older Australians believe that future emergence of new COVID-19 variants will not … Continued

PFIZER WELCOMES UPDATED ATAGI ADVICE FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION

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The Australian Government has accepted the latest advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) on the use of new COVID-19 XBB.1.5 vaccine as part of the National COVID-19 Vaccine Program.1 The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) encourages all people who have not yet had their recommended 2023 dose/s to receive … Continued

CDU EXPERT: Quarantine expert says COVID-19 inquiry should look at states and territories

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25 SEPTEMBER, 2023 Who: Charles Darwin University COVID-19 quarantine expert Angela Sheedy, published the open access resource pandemic quarantine facility guide developed through research into the Centre for National Resilience, Howard Springs Quarantine Facility. Topics: The inquiry will cover a broad range of COVID-19 responses, including population health measures and support, governance and core responses … Continued