Health

A man about to get a vaccine from a medical worker

The third-generation vaccine has fewer potential side effects than second-generation vaccines and can be safely given to people with weakened immune systems.

NSW Ambulance driving through a shopping centre

Paramedics can miss a stroke diagnosis in women in time-critical treatment window, study finds.

monkeypox virus

There are steps to avoid infection and a vaccine is likely, says a public health expert from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney.

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.

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