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Drowning deaths and river safety

Despite their beauty, rivers can be deadly and remain the top location for drowning  

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. 

Kendelle Murphy, Frances Byrne, Antoine de Weck, Brooke Pereira, Abba Habibalahi, Benjamin Daniels and Ben Smith

Medicine, science and biomedical engineering academics receive grants to explore new approaches to cancer treatment.

Blood smear under microscopy showing on Adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts a type of white blood cell.

Scientists have tracked and analysed cancer cell behaviour with a novel cellular ‘barcoding technology’.

Doctor using sphygmomanometer with stethoscope checking blood pressure to a patient in the hospital.

Leading experts on hypertension have issued a call to action to improve uncontrolled blood pressure in Australia.

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Mudith Jayasekara and Rosemary Kirk will receive the prestigious scholarships to continue their studies at Oxford.

Selfies and safety

One minute the young man was standing on the edge of a cliff, taking a selfie. The next minute, tragedy struck.  

Someone holding a sign saying 'religious discrimination not in my nation'.

Despite Australia’s long history of a secular government, this bill might create a future that segregates people based on their faith and beliefs.

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The pioneering researchers have been honoured for excellence in biological sciences, physical sciences and innovation. 

closeup of a young man with a red awareness ribbon for the fight against AIDS in his hand

Forty years after the first case of AIDS was described in the United States, the number of people diagnosed with HIV in Australia is at an all-time low.

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