Health

high angle shot of different dairy milk alternatives with their main ingredients

Moo-ve out of the way cow’s milk, we’re drinking more dairy substitutes than ever before.

A crowd, photo taken from behind

Serosurveys provide a more complete picture of how much COVID is out there than testing alone, because they measure antibodies to the virus.

Blood donations stored in bags

Research estimates that in Australia a blood donation from a person who could potentially transmit Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease would occur once every 65 years.

Two people wearing masks on the street next to a woman without a mask

If our immunity from COVID vaccines is waning, then wearing a mask to prevent infection is even more valuable. But not many people seem to be thinking that way when they’re out and about.

A child wearing helmet and motorcycling gear does a wheelie on a dirt track

Safety of off-road motorcycles needs more attention as study shows two-wheelers account for more hospitalisation of children in NSW than quad-bikes.

Diary entry showing '4th dose'

Fourth COVID shots have been approved for over-30s, a necessary step to help protect Australians this winter. But we should be doing more.

young adolescent male kicking a soccer ball

Studies have found that sports can provide a safe environment to teach young people positive values through organized activities that lead to better resilience.

person lying on the ground after a car accident

Traffic and unintentional injuries are the leading cause of adolescent deaths worldwide.

Microscopic images of the monkeypox virus

Monkeypox has spread to more than 50 countries and will continue to be monitored. Here’s what we know about monkeypox so far and what researchers want to find out.

Holly Seale

Associate Professor Holly Seale has been recognised for her contribution to public health in developing a COVID-19 vaccination glossary and training program targeting people from diverse backgrounds.

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