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.
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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.
Sydney’s community outbreak of COVID-19 has been dominated by the delta variant.
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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.
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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.
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New Zealand’s approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds will bring the number of people eligible for the jab to 85% of the population, raising the chance of reaching collective immunity.
Our attitudes and behaviours are shaped by what others in society do. So there's a real danger that vaccine hesitancy, when reported widely in the media, could catch on to more people.
China has administered more than one billion doses of its homegrown COVID-19 vaccines, the majority of which were developed by local companies Sinovac and Sinopharm. So what do we know about them?
In Australia, a preference for a particular brand of COVID vaccine is likely to change, depending on the latest health advice, and media reports.