News: COVID-19

Post-COVID – POTS may impact an already struggling health system

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As Australia struggles with rising infection rates from the Omicron variant of COVID-19, researchers at the University of Adelaide are grappling with the likely aftermath of the pandemic, especially for people suffering from illnesses such as long COVID.

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Parents more likely to refuse COVID jab for children than adults

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In a study of South Australian households, researchers at the University of Adelaide have found parents are more likely to refuse COVID-19 vaccination for their child than the proportion of adults refusing vaccination for themselves.

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New research shows lasting impact of COVID-19 infection on immune system

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A world leading research collaboration between SAHMRI, the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Royal Adelaide Hospital has delivered crucial insight into the lasting immune system dysregulation caused by COVID-19.

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World EBHC Day campaign to fight fake news

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On World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day, seven leaders in evidence-based healthcare spotlight the global impact of evidence on healthcare research, policy, practice and health outcomes.

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Screens seem ok for young people in lockdown

Screens seem ok for young people in lockdown

Young adults have suffered disproportionate mental illness during the COVID-19 pandemic due to a combination of employment, study, and financial challenges specific to their transitional stage of life, but green infrastructure and screen time appear to help, a new study from the University of Adelaide has found.

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Decoding humans’ survival from coronaviruses

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An international team of researchers co-led by the University of Adelaide and the University of Arizona has analysed the genomes of more than 2,500 modern humans from 26 worldwide populations, to better understand how humans have adapted to historical coronavirus outbreaks.

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Latest COVID-19 detector dog research and trials underway at Adelaide Airport

Six dogs have commenced research trials at Adelaide Airport to determine the feasibility of deploying dogs to detect COVID-19.

Six dogs, including four Australian Border Force (ABF) detector dogs, one South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS) dog and one dog from the University of Adelaide (gifted by the ABF), have commenced research trials at Adelaide Airport to determine the feasibility of deploying dogs to detect COVID-19.

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SA ready to lead COVID-19 vaccine production

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South Australia is uniquely placed to play a vital role in expediting the nation’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

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Wine consumption patterns relatively stable under COVID

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Wine consumers have reported that their consumption hasn’t changed much despite the stresses of lockdown. The results from a survey by a team of experts led by the University of Adelaide show patterns of wine consumption that also indicate a trend towards buying wine direct from producers.

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COVID app tool accepted to prestigious software engineering conference

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The COVIDGuardian tool, an automated security and privacy assessment tool that tests contact tracing apps for security weaknesses, has been accepted to the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2021.

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