Medicine

  • 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
  • Exploring treatments in breast cancer

    The proof is in the hormones when it comes to breast-cancer treatment.

    Breast cancer is now the most-diagnosed cancer worldwide. With 2.3 million new cases revealed in 2020, it’s not a pro...

    Chemistry March 8, 2021
  • Global pandemic needs a global plan

    While Australia and Europe squabble over vaccine doses, parts of the world are abandoned.

    On Thursday, Italy blocked the export of 250,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine bound for Australia. With support f...

    Medicine March 6, 2021
  • COVID Booster: drug hits and misses

    Five things science learned last week about COVID-19.

    WHO says hydroxycholoroquine won’t prevent COVID-19 A panel of experts from the World Health Organisation have str...

    Medicine March 6, 2021
  • Determined science

    A multi-skilled, international team conducted the detailed research into the Folbigg family’s gen...

    In 2003, Kathleen Folbigg was convicted of killing her four young children, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in the...

    Chemistry March 5, 2021
  • Awards

    Migraine masters

    Prestigious Brain Prize awarded to neuroscientists for identifying and blocking migraine peptide.

    Australian-born Peter Goadsby is one of four neuroscientists who have won this year’s prestigious international Brain...

    Medicine March 5, 2021
  • Behind the science of the Folbigg petition

    Ninety scientists have backed a petition for Kathleen Folbigg’s release. We unpack the research t...

    A group of eminent Australian and international experts has petitioned the NSW Governor to pardon serial child killer...

    Medicine March 4, 2021
  • The jab is jumpin’

    Australia’s vaccine rollout is underway. Are we on track?

    The first 300,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab landed at Sydney airport last Sunday. The AstraZeneca vaccin...

    Medicine March 3, 2021
  • Video

    The future of health care

    It’ll probably be personalised – with a lot of computing involved.

    Dr Deborah Devis discusses precision health care with Dr Mileidy Giraldo. According to Mileidy Giraldo, Lenovo’s G...

    Medicine March 2, 2021
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