Health

A person holds up a jar of Covid-19 vaccine

Variant-specific vaccines would undoubtedly increase immunity. But waves of new variants would engulf the population faster than these vaccines could ever be deployed.

woman wearing respirator mask

The airborne nature of COVID supports routine use of respirators by the public. Here, experts explain the science behind this recommendation.

Young child swimming

While it may be possible to teach young infants basic motor skills in water, infants cannot, and should not, be expected to know how to swim or to be able to react appropriately in emergencies.

woman lying down on sofa, looking tired

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.

Researcher looking through a microscope.

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.

mandy hagstrom

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.

A child splashing in water

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.  

dumbells for upper arm exercises

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.

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