Health

Groups of people picnicking in park

When the pandemic hit, green space was there for us at a time when others weren’t or couldn’t be. Urban greening might be the solution to the ‘lonelygenic environment’ that our cities have created.

young adult female cancer patient wearing headscarf looking out window

A self-guided digital intervention is showing promise for helping cancer survivors manage their post-treatment uncertainty.

A woman in a dark room with her hand on her cheek, her face lit by a screen

Mainstream medicine hasn’t yet found enough evidence-based treatments for long COVID. No wonder sufferers are turning to unproven therapies.

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.

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