Health

Indigenous people in traditional dress

The second wave of COVID-19 in New South Wales highlights concerns for the unvaccinated and those with multiple risk factors - particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

A woman receives a vaccine at an Aboriginal Medical Service Centre

It’s simply not “safe” for many Australians to come out of Scott Morrison’s proverbial cave until vaccination rates increase.

Peter Gunning

Professor Peter Gunning has been recognised by the Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology for his research which potentially impacts a broad range of diseases including childhood and adult cancers.

glass salt shaker on gray table and white background

A major new piece of research reports on the results of one of the largest dietary intervention studies ever conducted.

doctor measuring patient's blood pressure

The number of people with high blood pressure has doubled over the past 30 years, a comprehensive analysis has shown.

People celebrate in Israel

Australia plans to begin relaxing restrictions once 70% of over-16s are fully vaccinated. But as Israel shows us, it’s likely not enough to reach herd immunity, especially with the Delta variant.

Breakthrough infections

Immune fitness, virus variant and vaccine type are all factors that can contribute to breakthrough infections in the fully immunised.

woman at kitchen table looking exhausted

Feeling exhausted, unable to concentrate and wanting to withdraw and disconnect from the world and those around you? You could be heading towards burnout.

High blood pressure

This very accessible and easy to perform intervention could have a strong effect on reducing blood pressure, say UNSW Sydney researchers.

an air purifier in a classroom with children in the background

$50 million could provide all NSW school classrooms with air purifiers with HEPA filters. This pales compared to the roughly $220 million-a-day cost of Sydney’s lockdown.

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