Health

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A team from UNSW's Kirby Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney have uncovered an immune profile for long COVID, potentially paving the way for tailored treatment for those with ongoing symptoms.

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Projects to develop therapies for childhood cancer and phantom limb pain have been awarded MRFF grants.

Long lines of cars waiting at COVID-19 testing site

The public has been left to their own devices as all our previous safeguards collapse around us. We urgently need a “vaccines-plus” strategy to flatten the curve.

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When we think of weightlifting, we tend to think of big burly men pumping iron in a gym - but it turns out, women have just as much to gain from strength training as their male gym junkie counterparts. Historically, pumping iron to build muscles has been seen as a masculine pursuit.

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Australians are entering our most dangerous time of year for fatal drownings. So what can you do to keep yourself and loved ones safer this summer?

Domestic violence over Christmas

With safe spaces such as schools and work closed for Christmas, it's more important than ever to check in on family and friends.  

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Accredited exercise scientist Dr Mandy Hagstrom from UNSW Medicine & Health takes us through three upper arm exercises – and explains why exercise alone won't change your body composition.

Drowning deaths and river safety

Despite their beauty, rivers can be deadly and remain the top location for drowning  

Most read medicine stories 2021

For the second year running, it was no surprise readers were still hungry for COVID-19 stories as new findings and variants emerged in 2021. 

Blood smear under microscopy showing on Adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts a type of white blood cell.

Scientists have tracked and analysed cancer cell behaviour with a novel cellular ‘barcoding technology’.

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