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Julia Gillard

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks of how addressing inequitable access to advances in healthcare can help prevent the cracks of inequality in society.

Professor Gail Matthews from the Kirby Institute talks about long covid

It’s estimated one in 10 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 will have lingering symptoms, but most people will improve over time.  

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When it comes to seeking medical care after an animal bite, experts say to ‘make it snappy’ to avoid an infection that’s worse than the bite.

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New research will estimate the proportion of the population who have been infected with COVID-19 - even if they didn’t have symptoms or get a test.

Sexual consent education and how to do it well

To change sexual consent culture we must change education programs to be sex-positive and inclusive, UNSW research shows. 

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Instead of making the lives of contact tracers easier, analysis shows the expensive technology missed contacts and added to their workload.

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Academics in the fields of climate science, oncology and human rights are honoured in 2022.

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A team from UNSW's Kirby Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney have uncovered an immune profile for long COVID, potentially paving the way for tailored treatment for those with ongoing symptoms.

Long lines of cars waiting at COVID-19 testing site

The public has been left to their own devices as all our previous safeguards collapse around us. We urgently need a “vaccines-plus” strategy to flatten the curve.

Most read medicine stories 2021

For the second year running, it was no surprise readers were still hungry for COVID-19 stories as new findings and variants emerged in 2021. 

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