Airborne transmission is likely to be behind several recent leaks in hotel quarantine. But the Northern Territory has a quarantine model that works.
The emergence of an Indian "double mutant" strain of the coronavirus may explain the country's tragically soaring infection rates. Genomic testing and monitoring will be crucial in the weeks ahead.
We analysed the dust in 32 homes across Sydney, and found significant levels of microplastics. But having hard, non-varnished floors and vacuuming at least weekly might help.
There are tangible things we can do now to help people understand the benefits and possible risks of COVID-19 vaccination.
Now, for the first time in Australian history, trauma is trending in the wider public discourse. What does this shift in public consciousness mean, and where is it taking us?
Our research looked at deaths in Australia between 1968 and 2018. While more people tend to die in winter than summer, this gap is narrowing – and that's a worry.
Early reports suggested an apparent increase in OCD relapse rates and symptom severity during the pandemic. But a year on, we're learning this may not be the case.
Those with disaster experience said they hadn't received proper warnings, which led to confusion, helplessness and panic. There was a sense that 'we always come last'.
Richard Wainwright/AAP Image
Another city, another snap lockdown, and another round of asking whether it will successfully prevent disaster this time, or whether the coronavirus has already spread undetected through the community.
Skyrocketing demand coupled with shortages of vital components is leading to bottlenecks in the supply chain of Pfizer's and other mRNA vaccines.
The response to the crisis in India speaks to the complexity of public health decision-making.
During the height of the pandemic, people with disability felt they had been forgotten and were not a priority. In the vaccine rollout, the government is repeating its past mistakes.
Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, NZ (Tiaki reference number 1/4-009458-G)
Anzac soldiers wrote poetry about body lice, shared treatment tips and experimented with new ways of bathing.
As Australian women over 50 prepare to have their COVID shot, they need to factor in timing of their mammogram. Here's why.
Babuskinsky District Court/AP
The average person is likely to be able to survive on a hunger strike for two months, provided they are drinking water. Here's how the human body can manage for so long without food.
Children exposed to intimate partner violence were two to three times more likely to have impaired language skills, sleep problems, elevated blood pressure and asthma.
Our new study shows a widely used fertility treatment, known as ICSI, is no better than standard IVF for most people. Yet, it's being routinely offered around the world.
The amount of risk from overseas arrivals depends not just on Australia's vaccination rates, but also on the particular circumstances of the country from which people are travelling.
Side effects generally indicate a natural immune response and will resolve in a few days.
Our best long-term strategy is to rely on the mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna.