Raina MacIntyre

flu

How is it the flu has managed to stay around for so long, and why haven't we beaten it yet?

Vaccinations child care

There are better ways to boost vaccination rates than excluding kids from child care, writes Raina MacIntyre.

vaccination elderly

Between 2008 and 2011, there were more than 700 deaths in older Australians due to vaccine-preventable diseases, writes Raina Macintyre.

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UNSW research shows the HPV vaccine Gardasil may also benefit children with weakened immune systems who are at higher risk of HPV-related cancers.

flu

If you want to reduce your odds of getting the flu this year get vaccinated as early as possible, write Raina MacIntyre and Aye Moa.

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As disease prevention targets increase, needle-free technology will become increasingly attractive, write Raina MacIntyre, Daniel Salmon and Elizabeth Kpozehouen.

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The means of engineering potentially deadly avian influenza is freely available on the internet, writes Raina MacIntyre.

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Public health experts are gathering at UNSW today to discuss why one year after endemic measles was officially eliminated Australia continues to be plagued by sporadic outbreaks of the virus.

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If you’re over 50 and get the flu jab, you’ll not only help to keep the dreaded lurgy at bay but you could also reduce your risk of a heart attack.

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The use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral infections and their global use should be discouraged, according to a UNSW study. 

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