Medicine

  • 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
  • Halts to AstraZeneca vaccine in Europe: latest

    Are European countries overreacting, or is there a cause for concern?

    On Monday, Germany, France and Italy joined a group of other European countries that had temporarily stopped administ...

    Medicine March 19, 2021
  • South African variant yet more concerning

    Study on AstraZeneca vaccine’s efficacy against B.1.351 shows “disappointing” results.

    Early in February, the South African government suspended the AstraZeneca vaccine rollout after a small-scale trial f...

    Medicine March 17, 2021
  • COVID vaccine and blood clots: connected?

    Science and medicine have rushed to re-check the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

    Germany, France, and Spain have just joined a growing number of European nations pausing the roll-out of the Oxford-A...

    Medicine March 16, 2021
  • Novel solution for deadly allergies

    Researchers may have found the key to preventing killer allergic reactions – embedded in our own ...

    Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) have discovered a function in the immune system that could ho...

    Medicine March 15, 2021
  • Equitable vaccine access for all

    It’s not just idealism: equal access makes everyone COVID safer.

    The coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 2.6 million people globally and disrupted everyone’s live...

    Medicine March 15, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID-19 this week.

    Health experts are no better than students at detecting fake COVID news A team of German researchers have found th...

    Medicine March 13, 2021
  • Patchwork placenta

    Genomically, a placenta is like a weirdly helpful mosaic tumour.

    The traditional view of the placenta is a miraculous, protective, life-giving growth sac. Surprisingly, in a paper pu...

    Medicine March 11, 2021
  • Pain education could end the opioid crisis

    Training clinicians makes them less likely to prescribe opioids in emergency departments.

    Low back pain is today a leading cause of disability worldwide. It occurs across all ages, socioeconomic levels and c...

    Medicine March 11, 2021
  • Looking for lung cancer

    The US has widened the pool of people eligible for annual lung cancer screening.

    The US Department of Health is now recommending the cohort of Americans eligible for yearly lung cancer screening be ...

    Medicine March 10, 2021
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