Health

  • Focus

    AstraZeneca vaccine: clot or not?

    The AstraZeneca vaccine’s rollout has now been limited. Is there a clear answer as to whether it ...

    In mid-March, several European countries paused the distribution of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following report...

    Medicine April 9, 2021
  • Chronic pain in women could be genetic

    Men and women have a different set of chronic pain genes.

    Women tend to be more greatly affected by chronic pain, which may be due to differences in the group of genes that in...

    Medicine April 9, 2021
  • Five things to know about antihistamines

    Researchers highlight five important facts to help curb allergy symptoms.

    Antihistamines are one of the most widely taken medications worldwide, used to relieve allergy symptoms such as runny...

    Medicine April 6, 2021
  • It’s worth re-engineering the clamp

    UQ’s COVID-19 vaccine trial demonstrated the benefits of the molecular clamp technology.

    The Australian COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Queensland was abandoned last December after participa...

    Medicine April 6, 2021
  • Immunosuppressants and COVID-19

    The divergent effect of immunosuppressive drugs in COVID-19 infection.

    Immunosuppressant drugs commonly used for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and Crohn’s di...

    Medicine April 6, 2021
  • Contraception planning for women with heart disease

    New research points out that pregnancy and cardiovascular disease are risky for each other.

    Cardiologists need to address the risk of pregnancy appropriately with women of child-bearing age, and encourage cont...

    Medicine April 6, 2021
  • 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
  • Easter Wrap: A Chocolate (story) feast

    If you haven’t had enough already, here is more!

    Easter weekends are often filled with chocolate, and there is always more to go around. Here are some of our favourit...

    Nutrition April 4, 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
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