Health

  • 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
  • New way to diagnose concussion with saliva

    A non-invasive method uses RNA biomarkers to spot concussions.

    Concussion is a major injury incurred in sport, but diagnosis is tricky for amateur sports clubs that don’t have quic...

    Body and Mind 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
  • Health benefits from natural sounds

    Our sounds harm ecological communication, but do their sounds help us?

    Adding to the myriad benefits bestowed by nature, scientists report that natural sounds alone – such as waterfalls an...

    Body and Mind March 23, 2021
  • Alcohol metabolised in brain, not liver

    Blame metabolites in the brain for drunk shambling.

    A paper published in Nature Metabolism has revealed new information about an enzyme in the brain that’s responsible f...

    Health March 23, 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
  • Magazine

    Zeitgeist: Rising in the yeast

    The science of sourdough bread is anything but run of the mill.

    by Kelly Wong For most of human history, sourdough was the dominant form of leavened bread. It wasn’t until about ...

    Nutrition March 19, 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
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