Medicine

  • New test for performance-enhancing drug cheats

    Chemists have proposed a new technique to find drug doping in sport.

    A group of US scientists has developed a new drug detection method to test doping of performance-enhancing drugs. ...

    Health April 5, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID this week.

    Cities encouraging cyclists, with good results Aside from being cheap and environmentally friendly, a bicycle is o...

    Medicine April 3, 2021
  • Conversation

    The WHO report into coronavirus origin is out

    Here’s what happens next, says the Australian doctor who went to China.

    By Dominic Dwyer, University of Sydney The World Health Organization (WHO) overnight released its report into the ...

    News April 2, 2021
  • COVID-19 vaccines and cancer

    Cancer patients are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19 infection. Are vaccines safe and effect...

    People with cancer are at a higher risk of developing severe infection when they catch the SARS-CoV-2 virus. That’s b...

    Medicine April 1, 2021
  • Papua New Guinea COVID-19 update

    The COVID crisis in PNG worsens as a new strain is identified and 8,000 vaccines are delivered.

    As the COVID-19 crisis besieging Papua New Guinea (PNG) escalates, the nation’s healthcare system is over-burdened an...

    Medicine March 31, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID last week.

    COVID-19 commemorated with postage stamps Around the world, countries make special postage stamps to recognise imp...

    Medicine March 27, 2021
  • Update on AstraZeneca and blood clots

    German researchers might have found the link between the COVID-19 vaccine and unusual cases of bl...

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) – the group of experts that advises the government on...

    Medicine March 26, 2021
  • Is Australia on track to eliminate cervical cancer?

    Screening, better data collection best ways to improve Indigenous cervical cancer elimination.

    Australia is aiming to officially eliminate cervical cancer by 2028, but more work needs to be done to bring Indigeno...

    Medicine March 26, 2021
  • What happened to the promised vaccine rollout?

    Impossible goals, broken promises, or a combination of both?

    Remember when PM Scott Morrison announced to the nation that the vaccine rollout would administer four million vaccin...

    Medicine March 25, 2021
  • Common drug makes COVID worse

    A treatment for inflammatory bowel disease might dampen COVID-19 immune response.

    A new study, published today in the BMJ, showed that a commonly prescribed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) drug call...

    Medicine March 24, 2021
  • Cancer risk for First Nations women

    Indigenous women left behind as world races to eliminate cervical cancer.

    Although Australia is on track to become one of the first countries to eliminate cervical cancer, Aboriginal and Torr...

    Medicine March 22, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    COVID’s kid factor; good news for second-wave ; bad news for slow walkers and second wave; US sho...

    Kids might (slightly) increase your chance of catching COVID-19 According to UK scientists, living with kids durin...

    Medicine March 20, 2021
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