PUBLIC health agencies could be better equipped to predict and manage mosquito-borne virus outbreaks in high-risk areas like the Kimberley and Pilbara thanks to a world first model produced by local researchers.
SUGAR is not the cause of hyperactivity in children, nor does classical music make babies smarter but some scientific evidence does exist supporting the popular notions that mobile phones, tight underwear and bike riding really could reduce sperm health.
RESEARCHERS from the University of Western Australia have created an individual-based model of the spread of an influenza strain through a developing nation community to address current limited intervention strategies.
THE CLOSURES of schools coupled with antiviral treatment as an intervention strategy for future pandemic influenza (H5N1-like virus) have proved most effective as control measures in a recent study aimed to mitigate future pandemic outbreaks.
A NATIONAL surveillance study of hospitalised cases with chicken pox before and after the introduction of the freely available varicella vaccine in Australia has reported a drop of almost 70 per cent in cases with complications needing medical attention.