Rapid tests are inexpensive, easy to use and give fast results, usually within 10 to 15 minutes.
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Research shows that rapid antigen tests are performing as well at detecting the most recent dominant variants as they did with the earliest strains in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s what the court found – and what this means for future legal challenges to vaccine mandates across Australia.
Research shows that even mild COVID-19 can lead to the equivalent of seven years of brain aging.
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Two new high-profile studies add to the increasingly worrisome picture of how even mild cases of COVID-19 can have detrimental effects on brain health.
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Mandates were meant to ensure continuity of public services during the pandemic. But a new study suggests they had limited impact on vaccination rates, while significantly hurting careers and eroding trust.
On the fourth anniversary of New Zealand’s first COVID case it’s clear this is not a normal pandemic. Despite fatigue and indifference, New Zealand must heed the evidence and improve its response.
The pandemic spurred an increase in COVID-19 research, much of it with methodological holes.
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Pressure to ‘publish or perish’ and get results out as quickly as possible has led to weak study designs and shortened peer-review processes.
Auditor General Karen Hogan testifies before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2024. She came to some harsh conclusions about the management of the ArriveCan app.
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The cost overruns of the ArriveCan app are exceptional, but the scandal is not unique in history. There are solutions available to prevent the excessive use of public funds.
The Death of Julius Caesar, an 1806 painting by Vincenzo Camuccini.
Historian and complexity scientist, Dan Hoyer, examines why past societies collapsed when faced with crisis, while others founds ways to survive and flourish.
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Simplistic stories often become the popular ones.
Building a sense of community is critical for students to thrive.
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Giving students a voice in decision-making helps foster well-being, research has found.
COVID vaccines will go on sale privately in England and Scotland from April 1 for all those aged 12 and over. In the US, they have been available to buy commercially since 2023, with the private sector…
Stigma tied to poverty can create a barrier to the very help people need.
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The stigma around poverty and government benefits can make those initiatives less effective.
Maternal mortality in the UK is the highest for decades - as a barometer for a nation’s health, this is a statistic we cannot ignore
We need to see suitable infection prevention measures alongside targeted public health campaigns to reduce COVID infections across the community.
Many African countries face a triple set of dilemmas that are not easy to navigate.
Conspiracy theories about urban planning are born of a national context in which public transport provision is failing
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.
Smell training is one of the few options for recovering a lost sense of smell – but can we make it more effective?
Trust, particularly in government leaders, has diminished over time.
Cuba’s economy – saddled by US sanctions and ill-timed reforms – is in dire straits.