For many of us, becoming ill with a virus might put us on the couch for a week or two. But for some people, contracting a viral infection can cause lifelong debilitating symptoms.
Researchers Jason McLellan (left) and Daniel Wrapp study the structure of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus.
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US researchers have revealed the molecular 'key' that allows the 2019-nCoV virus to gain access to our cells. And they found it is many times more tenacious than the previous SARS virus.
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¿Alguien cercano le ha pedido que trabaje menos? ¿Se siente culpable por no pasar más tiempo con los amigos o la familia? Puede que sea hora de cambiar.
US singer Lady Gaga disclosed she lives with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, which affects about 2% of the population.
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People with fibromyalgia live with chronic pain all over their body. And not all treatments work for everyone.
Almost 65% of couples in Australia and New Zealand are using ICSI as part of their IVF treatment.
It can be difficult to understand all the 'add-on' procedures available with IVF. A new study finds one popular fertility technology, ICSI, is being offered to couples it might not be suitable for.
In today’s digital age, we’re losing the ability to switch off from our work.
Has anyone close to you asked you to cut down on your work? Do you feel guilty that you're not spending enough time with your friends, family or even yourself? It might be time for change.
Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford, eventually takes her own life in the show 13 Reasons Why.
Although a US study found a spike in teen suicides after 13 Reasons Why first aired on Netflix, rates of suicide are generally on the rise. The last thing we should do is shy away from the show.
It’s best to lower your dose of anti-depressants gradually, rather than stopping them suddenly.
If you're ready to come off antidepressants, it's important to tread carefully. About one in five people experience withdrawals, and it's possible to fall back into symptoms of depression, too.
Semi-identical twins share all the DNA passed on from their mother, but only a portion from their father.
Semi-identical or sesquizygotic twins occur when two sperm fertilise one egg. A boy and a girl in Brisbane are only the second set of semi-identical twins known in the world.
Age is the biggest predictor of IVF success, but not all clinics are equal.
If you're one of the one in six Australian couples experiencing infertility, you've probably thought about IVF. Here's a step by step breakdown of how it all works.
You’re another year older but that doesn’t have to mean poorer health.
As you age, your body deteriorates and your risk of disease and injury increases. Here's a decade by decade guide to what you're up against – and what you can do about it.
Up to half of stillbirths happen unexpectedly and a clear cause is never identified.
A Senate Report has put forward 16 recommendations to reduce rates of stillbirth in Australia targeting a 20% reduction in the rate within three years. We can do this by focusing on five practices.
Images en microscopie électronique à balayage de la bactérie
Lactobacillus paracasei, qui est utilisé dans de nombreux probiotiques (fausses couleurs).
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En cas de traitement antibiotique, la prise de probiotiques peut protéger des effets secondaires désagréables. Mais elle risque aussi de retarder le retour à la normale du microbiote intestinal.
The earlier a baby is born, the greater the risk of poor health.
A new review of 70 studies involving nearly 20,000 women found taking omega-3 supplements in pregnancy reduces the risk of premature labour.
We still don’t know what types of bacteria are truly beneficial.
Probiotics might avert a case of diarrhoea, or they could mean your gut takes longer to return to normal.
Sometimes statistical analysis suggests a result is significant – but actually in real life it means very little.
What do stats really mean in the real world? Here's an example from leukaemia research to help you identify if a result really is important.
Teaspoons seem to have legs.
Once upon a time, a group of disheartened scientists found their tearoom bereft of teaspoons. They explored the problem with a longitudinal study design.
The Goldilocks rule of pooing says you should go between three times a day and three times a week.
All experts agreed there's nothing to worry about if you don't go every day.
It isn’t helpful to jump to conclusions about child sexual abuse.
Young people in remote Aboriginal communities have high rates of STIs for a number of reasons, including inconsistent condom use and poor access to health services.
Rates of gonorrhoea are increasing in the Australian community.
Gonorrhoea has seen a sharp increase in diagnosis rates, of up to 94% in some groups.