Health

People waiting at a COVID-19 Vaccine Centre

If Australians won’t take the AstraZeneca vaccine, we must donate it to save lives elsewhere, especially while we queue-jump for more Pfizer doses.

Delta variant

The Delta variant is likely to become the most dominant strain globally. What does that mean for current and future variants?

Sydney Harbour Bridge behind a chain link fence

NSW's successful test and trace strategy controlled the Crossroads Hotel outbreak a year ago without needing a stringent lockdown. But this has not worked as well against Delta.

masked man waits for the light rail in sydney

In Hong Kong, SARS created a new social norm, where people accepted mask use as part of their 'civic responsibility'.

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The glossary will be translated into 31 languages.

Aged care with demential and increased medication

New research reveals people with dementia entering aged care with a new GP experienced a 20 per cent increase in prescribed medication.

A senior Aboriginal man receiving a COVID-19 vaccine

As the Delta strain spreads in Australia, there is increasing urgency to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are vaccinated.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and astrazeneca policy

The Prime Minister is asking people in Greater Sydney to consider bringing forward their second AstraZeneca dose but what is the official health advice?   

Low back pain

Muscle relaxants might not be as effective at easing back pain as previously thought, a review indicates.

hand crushing cigarette

UNSW Sydney researchers have compared plant extract cytisine to an established quit smoking aid in a clinical trial for the first time.

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