Doing at least 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week can be enough to reduce or eliminate some of the health harms of poor sleep.
New Zealand will have to vaccinate 80-85% to reach population immunity. Until then, a blanket border re-opening, even if only for vaccinated people, would pose a high risk of new outbreaks.
New Zealand health authorities were quick to react to the threat of a COVID-19 outbreak and managed to avoid community transmission, but the unique nature of how the virus spreads also played a role.
While Pfizer is still the preferred vaccine for under 40s, those who don't want to wait can now talk to their GP about getting an AstraZeneca shot. But what risks and benefits do you need to weigh up?
The federal government has announced COVID-19 vaccination will now become mandatory for aged-care workers. This comes amid a slow and troubled rollout in the sector.
Years of underfunding and commercialisation have led India's health system to its current state of collapse.
With higher rates of vaccination, the current COVID outbreaks may have been more easily managed.
New Zealand has avoided a COVID-19 outbreak, despite a visit by an Australian traveller with the delta variant. But now is clearly the time to introduce mandatory scanning and mask rules.
Under the Commonwealth Criminal Code, it's an offence to use a 'carriage service' — which includes phone, videoconferencing or email —for the purposes of conveying 'suicide related material'.
There's always an element of 'hindsight being 20/20' whenever we're evaluating a lockdown.
Just like your memory, which improves by repeated viewing or listening with a break in between, our immune memory improves with repeated exposure.
Interviews with 32 doctors who provided voluntary assisted dying services in Victoria found layers of bureaucracy made it difficult for patients to access the system. Some died while waiting.
Only 6,000 women used self-collection in cervical screening between 2017 and 2019, out of about one million women eligible. We need to boost those numbers if we're ever to eliminate cervical cancer.
This myth is still circulating online. Here's why the chance of this happening is next to zero.
By the time Australia is ready to deliver Novavax, we may well have completed most of the vaccine rollout with AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna. That doesn't mean Novavax won't play an important role.
Up to 40% of sudden cardiac deaths in young people remain unexplained. But defibrillators and data are key to preventing them.
Researchers around the world are using new and existing technology to develop potential treatments for those with COVID-19. Here's what's in development in Australia.
Many people with PTSD also have depression, anxiety or some other mental health issue. This treatment might help where other treatments haven't.
While it's potentially promising, there's not enough information yet to determine if the vaccine is safe and effective.
New Zealand's capital is on high alert after an Australian visitor tested positive on their return home. With less than 10% vaccinated, New Zealanders remain vulnerable to new outbreaks.
The rules around allocation, and the enforcement of those rules, can't rest with each individual. Responsibility lies with those in charge of delivering vaccines.
Since COVID hit, many Australians have seen first-hand what shocks to the food system can do.
The placenta is one of the least studied organs, but it is the cause of problems in one in ten pregnancies. A virtual placenta is helping researchers to pick up at-risk pregnancies sooner.
The vaccine works by the same principles as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and could be manufactured in Australia.
People with ADHD can struggle with day-to-day things other people find easy, with little understanding and acknowledgement from others.