Health

2021 AMHP finalists

The breadth of this year’s finalists demonstrates the diverse and deeply compassionate work being undertaken in many challenging areas in mental health.

prime minister scott morrison points to modelling information at a press conference

The Australian people will be best served by separating science from politics.

aboriginal football players stand with their arms around each others shoulders

Physical activity and sport are important in Indigenous cultures. How can barriers to participation be removed?

protesters hold signs opposing compulsory vaccination for nurses

The vast majority of health workers accept COVID vaccinations, but we need to ensure the concerns of the minority are heard.

People gather for picnics near Sydney Opera House

There are five groups in our community who are vulnerable under our current reopening plan. Here are the things we should do to help protect them.

A pregnant person holding pills

A panel of experts has urged caution regarding paracetamol during pregnancy. But that doesn’t change current advice to discuss pain relief with your doctor or pharmacist.

Crosswords and brain health

Enjoying crosswords, sudoku and chess are just some ways to lower the risk of dementia, says clinical neuropsychologist at UNSW Sydney.

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Without appropriate support, it’s more likely people will break COVID restrictions, for example go to work, or gather in family groups for support.

a woman lies on a lounge looking lethargic

Sufferers collected evidence of their persistent symptoms, and advocated for themselves and for further research. Even the term ‘long COVID’ stems from this activism.

sign on restaurant window stipulating people have to show proof of vaccination

If staff enforce the rules, they risk harassment and lost tips. But if they overlook unsafe behaviour, they risk further COVID transmission.

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