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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. 

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.

Selfies and safety

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

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.

know your HIV status sign

An analysis published in the lead up to World AIDS Day reveals that HIV is ‘virally suppressed’ in only 59 per cent of children and adolescents on treatment.

A man and woman reading and smiling

For First Nations peoples living with Dementia, loss of speech can bring loss of connection to family and culture. A new initiative has found a culturally friendly way to assist with communication.

hands breaking apart a cigarette

This is the first study to compare the cardiovascular safety of two popular quit smoking medicines.

woman in mask in front of airport flight advisory board

Given the Omicron variant has already spread beyond southern Africa, a ban on travellers from those countries will slow the spread and buy crucial time, but won’t stop this strain in its tracks.

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