Most e-liquids we studied contained chemicals known to cause respiratory issues and lung damage when inhaled.
The proposed NSW legislation is similar to other states, including replicating a key flaw.
It’s often triggered in an instant, social media users say, by witnessing some kind of turn-off – a bad dance move, a grating laugh or an eating style.
Long lines of ambulances have hit the headlines in recent weeks. But ‘ramping’ isn’t a new problem for patients or paramedics. COVID means we must fix it now.
The pandemic ‘pressurised’ personal triggers for poor mental health by worsening financial stress and reducing social support.
If mandatory vaccination means exclusion from certain activities in life, sometimes that’s just the price of sticking to one’s convictions.
Non-intoxicating cannabis products are safe and well tolerated by those who use them, so why not lower the clinical threshold for their manufacture and sale?
Wireless earphones have freed us from devices. It’s tempting to wear them all day for phone calls, podcasts and music but research into hearing aids suggests this can create a sticky problem.
As lockdowns ease and those who are double-vaccinated gain extra freedoms, we’re likely to see a greater divide between the rich, who tend to have higher vaccination rates, and the poor.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a stressful time for all, and even more so for people experiencing trauma-related stress. How can public health emergency responses avoid further trauma for vulnerable people?
But the vaccine isn’t perfect. So we’ll still need mosquito nets and insecticides too.
The world will soon have enough doses to get all adults double vaccinated, yet less than 3% of people in low-income countries have had a single vaccine dose.
Plasma therapy sounded great at the start of the pandemic. Give COVID patients blood plasma from people who had recovered. But the evidence is in. It doesn’t work.
But the immune cells that vaccination spurs do last a long time.
At the pool, the most likely place to catch COVID-19 is in the change rooms.
There have been some very public examples of ‘compliance fatigue’. But tracking behaviour shows Australians have been responding to rules and perceived risks – and all our efforts matter.
A new study questions whether current global salt limits are too low. But don’t reach for the salt just yet – the guidelines are unlikely to change any time soon.
Merck announced preliminary data suggesting the drug reduced the risk of hospitalisation and death by 50%.
The NanoMslide causes potentially cancerous cells to ‘light up’ with vivid colour contrast. It has already been successful in finding early-stage breast cancer cells in human tissue.
There are very few situations where someone can’t have a COVID vaccine for medical reasons.