A variante JN.1 tornou-se dominante em todo o mundo, causando grandes ondas de infecções. Veja o que sabemos sobre ela até o momento e por que ela é tão importante.
A variante JN.1 tornou-se dominante na Austrália e em todo o mundo, causando grandes ondas de infecções. Veja o que sabemos sobre ela até o momento e por que ela é tão importante.
The JN.1 variant has become dominant in Australia and around the world, causing large waves of infections. Here’s what we know about it so far – and why it’s so important.
Chances are, your teenager has already seen online porn. How should you respond if you find out they are watching it? What conversations should you be having with young children to prepare them?
A promising collection of studies suggests taking antivirals such as Paxlovid during an infection could reduce the risk of developing long COVID.
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Food prices remain high in both urban and rural areas of Pakistan and achieving food security will remain a challenge for many families.
New research shows that not only is the use of drug detection dogs ineffective, it may in fact increase the risk of drug-related harm.
Currently we see more than 600,000 deaths from this mosquito-borne disease each year. This new vaccine – the second approved to treat malaria – could change things.
Australia seems to be focusing on boosters for people aged 75 and over, with its latest recommendations. But that may change.
How are people with long COVID faring two years after their initial infection? Many have recovered. Some still struggle with symptoms – this is more likely for those who were initially hospitalised.
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As much as we don’t want it to be, as much as it is off the front pages, COVID is still very much with us. We can end this pandemic, if we choose to.
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China have been overestimated or deaths have been underestimated. Whatever the case, China’s massive COVID surge and expected Lunar New Year travel could raise risks for other countries.
Analysis of Victoria’s winter COVID wave found Paxlovid and Lagevrio reduced the risk of hospitalisation and death. The results were better for Paxlovid, but not everyone can take it.
At times when COVID numbers are increasing, allowing infectious people to mingle freely at work and socially will create epidemic growth and make the crisis even worse.
We found most governments were ill-prepared, too slow to act, paid too little attention to the most vulnerable, and were hampered by low public trust and an epidemic of misinformation.
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So far in 2022, more than 12,000 Australians have died with COVID, six times the number of deaths in the previous two years.
Polio cases in the US, UK and Israel remind us that this could also happen in Australia. Here’s what we should watch out for.
As monkeypox vaccination programs roll out and health authorities work to reduce the spread of the virus, progress is lagging on renaming it.
Direct-acting antivirals can cure hepatitis C in eight to 12 weeks. But while the rate of uptake in Australia has slowed, a greater proportion of those undertaking treatment are in prison.
In the first two years of the pandemic, Australia’s COVID elimination strategy was among the most effective in the world. Now we rank second in the world for the most cases per capita.
We modelled the impact small reductions in transmission would have on COVID deaths. We found a 20% drop could save the lives of 500 Victorians this year, or 2,000 people nationally.