Rapid antigen testing might be convenient. But high prices for home kits will put people off, compounding disadvantage.
With a bit of preparation, role play and modelling the type of behaviour you’d like to see in your child, the process can be plain sailing.
If you’re in Sydney, the advice is for people to bring forward the timing of their second AstraZeneca shot, and for the under 60s to consider having it if they can’t get hold of Pfizer.
Who’s a good doggie? Sniffer dogs might one day be able to screen people for COVID-19 in large crowds. But not when they’re hungry or need a good lie down.
You can have this STI without knowing it, or have symptoms, it can affect men and women, and it can be treated with antibiotics. Left untreated, it may cause complications.
The coronavirus pandemic has driven a lot of scientific progress in the past year. But just as some of the social changes are likely here to stay, so are some medical innovations.
Even if you’re vaccinated, you still need to come forward for COVID testing, even if you have the mildest symptoms.
The legal uncertainty surrounding telemedicine services is not without consequences. Patients may not have access to public protection remedies.
A man in the Northern Territory recently received a “weak positive” test result for COVID-19. Understanding how coronavirus tests work shows us why this can happen from time to time.
A new test, which can diagnose COVID-19 in 15 minutes, has been approved by the TGA. But it’s no silver bullet.
Stomach pains are a rare symptom of COVID-19 and are much more likely to be caused by something else.
Here’s what you need to know about the newer COVID-19 test that’s gentler on your nose.
COVID-19 is not just a respiratory disease. Its neurocognitive symptoms are not well defined yet, so assessment is key to understanding the effects of coronavirus on the brain.
Telehealth has seen massive increases in use since the pandemic started. When done right, remote health care can be just as effective as in-person medicine.
A new study finds no evidence of diagnostic inflation in the last four editions of the DSM.
You don’t have to be labelled with a mental illness to seek help.
We’re likely to see more ‘fever clinics’ opening as coronavirus transmission takes hold in the community. But what are they? And do you need a fever to attend one?
A rare disease is one that affects less that five in 10,000 people. There are about 7,000 known rare diseases.
One in 20 patients referred to a cancer specialist by their GP don’t turn up.
Providing teachers with training in crisis intervention is one short-term strategy to help them meet the increasingly complex needs of students.