Medicine

  • 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
  • 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
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