Health

kate fasse in front of an illustration of floating pills and medicines

Is it possible that up to half the side effects reported in medical trials are all in people's heads? Is someone's expectation of a negative side effect strong enough to make it actually happen? And if so, how do medical researchers break this dangerous cycle?

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We looked at almost 300,000 births and found those mothers in the private system were more likely to have a caesarean – even if they didn’t really want or need one.

Dr Ira Deveson

Medical researchers are now working on validations and expect the test to be standard in global pathology labs within five years.

A woman scientist uses a pipette to deliver substances to multiple test-tubes

Researchers at the Kirby Institute have received an MRFF grant to determine the best time for COVID-19 boosters for people starting immunosuppression. 

An open kit called The Extractor designed to extract venom from bites and stings

If what you’re reading seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Parkinson's Disease

A UNSW Sydney-led consortium has secured a $1.37 million grant from the Michael J. Fox and Shake It Up Australia Foundations.

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Masks not only reduce your chance of getting COVID, they might stop you unknowingly transmitting the virus to colleagues, people in vulnerable groups or children who are yet to be vaccinated.

Woman protests against Ukraine invasion

These mental health tips may help ease the unrest you might be feeling right now.  

Two women wearing medical facemasks, one providing support as the other struggles with respiratory discomfort

While public health measures in schools and hospitals aim to reduce COVID transmission, people with disability who have support workers in their homes have largely been forgotten.

Third booster shot what next?

We’ve had the third COVID-19 booster rollout. Is a fourth booster on the cards? 

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