Brisbane Times Anna Patty April 29 2016
Darren Saunders was developing a cure for pancreatic cancer when he gave up his medical research job to find one that was more secure.
The constant stress of going from contract to contract each year and spending precious time applying for research grants finally took its toll.
Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/federal-budget/job-insecurity-is-driving-the-best-and-brightest-out-of-medical-research-20160427-gog9hh.html
MRPSA Report link: http://www.professionalsaustralia.org.au/mri/wp-content/uploads/sites/70/2016/04/Best-and-Brightest-Advancing-Medical-Research.pdf
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BBC News 26 April 2016
Morning flu jabs provoke a stronger immune response than those given in the afternoon, a study shows.
The trial at 24 doctors’ practices found people vaccinated before lunch produced the most defensive antibodies.
The University of Birmingham team suggested immunising people in tune with the body’s natural rhythm could be a cheap way to save lives.
Brisbane Times Jorge Branco April 14 2016
Health authorities are bracing for a “very busy winter period” as flu cases already hit more than double this time last year.
Almost half of all cases in the country have been from Queensland, more than 2500 as of Thursday.
Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/flu-vaccine-queensland-home-to-almost-half-the-countrys-flu-cases-20160414-go638o.html
The Courier-Mail 5 April 2016
The federally funded flu vaccine will not be available to Queenslanders for another two weeks, despite a record 2000 people across the state being diagnosed with influenza this year.
BioPrepWatch 25 March 2016
Another avian A (H5N6) influenza infection was confirmed in China on March 15 by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), which then notified the World Health Organization (WHO).