As a GP, bad headaches are among the most common topics I’m asked about. Here’s how you can assess whether to stay home, see a doctor — or head straight to emergency.
With a beam of light, an otoscope allows a clinician to examine the ear canal and eardrum.
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With mask-wearing and kids out of school last winter, viral upper respiratory infections decreased. However, clinicians have seen a return of respiratory viruses this summer and ear infections are up too.
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NSW MP Victor Dominello has said he has Bell’s palsy, after appearing at a press conference this week with what he described as a ‘droopy eye’. So, what is Bell’s palsy and how is it treated?
Any attempt to restore an Islamic emirate is likely to cost the Tablian international recognition, legitimacy and aid. This will weaken its prospect of consolidating its hold internally.
A ‘100-year flood’ doesn’t mean you’ll be flood-free for the next 99 years.
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Flood plain statistics can be confusing. There are better ways to think about the risk of severe weather than 100-year storm or flood.
A memorial to the Asian American women gunned down at Gold Spa, in Atlanta, Ga., on March 18, 2021.
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Bias-motivated attacks became a distinct crime in the 1980s. But police investigate only a fraction of the roughly 200,000 hate crimes reported each year – and even fewer ever make it to court.
Known white supremacists have been identified among the Trump supporters at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
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Extremist groups like the Proud Boys get white supremacy into headlines. But all white people benefit from white supremacy, whether they know it or not.
The yellow-and-red striped flag of the defeated American-backed Republic of Vietnam flies at the U.S. Capitol insurrection Jan. 6.
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Onlookers who recognized the flag wondered why the mostly white mob had ‘coopted’ Vietnamese history. But Vietnamese Americans are Trump supporters, too, some driven by a potent fear of socialism.
Say hello to Spike.
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It’s the part of coronavirus that helps the virus get into your cells – and also the target of the leading vaccines.
Reputational damage: actor Johnny Depp.
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The ins and outs of a fiercely contested defamation case.
Before pilot Charles Taylor and company mysteriously vanished in the Bermuda Triangle in 1945, Taylor had to be rescued from the Pacific Ocean twice.
Decolonisation is restorative justice through cultural, psychological and economic freedom.
Scientists have discovered that a widely used, cheap steroid can fight off COVID-19 in the most severe cases. Here’s how it works.
Even in quarantine, people around the world have to walk their dogs.
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Pets might not protect us from the coronavirus, but they can help us get better.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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If enacted, the funding cuts may cause the WHO to go bankrupt in the middle of a pandemic. Trump’s move also signals the US is no longer prepared to provide a leadership role in global health issues.
Census Campaign executive director Victoria Kovari looks over a Detroit map showing city neighborhoods that were undercounted in the 2010 census.
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How accurate will the 2020 census be? A demographer explains which communities are hard to count, how the coronavirus could affect the process and what’s at stake.
U.S. Army soldiers work to set up a field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle.
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Exponential growth, such as in a viral epidemic, starts deceptively slowly, then quickly balloons. A mathematician explains the importance of early action and the costs of delay.
Y, as in “yes please”.
As the sun sets on world markets, rumours of the death of investors’ favourite safe haven have been much exaggerated.
42% of media coverage of the 2016 election focused on the horserace.
Polls have become an essential component of the news coverage of presidential campaigns. That may affect who voters decide to back on an election day.
Nietzche has a reputation as a bit of a downer, but there are upsides to dancing close to the abyss and embracing our mortality.