Fewer patients attended hospital with mild strokes during the spring, but the reasons behind this are a mystery.
Updates to the Oxford English Dictionary provide a fascinating glimpse into how language changes in the face of rapid and unprecedented social and economic disruption.
The 17th-century plague of Italy has lessons for today: Back then, too, people broke public health laws, but there were clergymen who intervened.
A new test, which can diagnose COVID-19 in 15 minutes, has been approved by the TGA. But it's no silver bullet.
Buddy circles expand on the concept of a designated driver, encompassing other substances and risks — including COVID-19 and social media — to build a harm mitigation strategy for the 21st century.
The federal government must make good on its throne speech language about making it easier for migrant workers to formally become Canadian by instituting a comprehensive regularization plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more smokers are wanting to quit. So how can we best support them?
Ironically, to encourage people to download the COVID Alert app, we need viral processes as we attempt to contain an actual virus. And that's a challenge when we're socially isolated.
At a secret location in London, volunteers will receive a COVID vaccine and subsequently be deliberately infected with the coronavirus.
The prime minister was slow to take this crisis seriously and delegates at every opportunity.
How effectively Morrison can use his bully pulpit – his mass media exposure during COVID – will be severely tested in coming months.
If we can pinpoint the origins of a virus, we can find out what factors led to it infecting humans. But viruses can emerge across the globe.
With the Australian economy expected to be 6% smaller by mid-next year, when compared with the end of last year, Josh Frydenberg has delivered a sombre outlook.
This bill would provide 'authorised officers' with unprecedented, extraordinary powers and rely too heavily on a punitive approach, with too few checks and balances.
ew Zealand’s Helen Clark on the pandemic inquiry and avoiding election ‘cat fights’
Michelle Grattan talks with former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark about the global pandemic, and the New Zealand federal election
Australia's contribution to the global COVAX initiative helps secure future vaccines. Here's the full field of candidates.
Only one in four members of the Morrison government are women, so it's little wonder their ideas for COVID recovery has all been "men first".
New research shows women on temporary visas are trapped in family violence by a lack of financial support, safe accommodation, and the threat of their visa being revoked.
Universities should be open to changing their teaching models, and should keep student vulnerability in mind when designing courses during the pandemic.
Scientists explain what you need to know about the COVID-19 risks in the air, from how aerosols form to how to keep kids safe on a school bus.