Health

Person being anxious in a crowd

It's helpful to remember you're in an unusual situation with no perfect map of how to cope, or a 'right' or 'wrong' way to get through it.

Cardiologist on blurred background using digital x-ray of human heart holographic scan projection 3D rendering

Six UNSW Sydney academics have received more than $800,000 in funding for cardiovascular research from the Heart Foundation.

Bride wearing a face mask

A year ago, face masks were a rarity in Australia. But social researchers say there is evidence of a growing acceptance of this simple object.

Antibodies attacking SARS-CoV-2 virus, the conceptual 3D illustration for COVID-19 treatment, diagnosis and prevention

A clinical trial across 12 countries will test a potential COVID-19 treatment, using antibodies purified from plasma taken from people who have recovered from the disease.

A video still of someone singing showing the droplets expelled into the air

A study led by Professor Raina MacIntyre raises questions about the risks of infection for people singing in groups, especially in poorly ventilated rooms.

A healthcare worker examines a patient with a stethoscope

The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated into a ‘syndemic’ for people with chronic illnesses, a new UNSW study analysing data from low and middle-income countries shows.

Few last pills rolling out of a bottle

Opioid dependence – and other problematic opioid behaviours in people with chronic pain –  is associated with patient risk factors, rather than simply higher opioid doses, says a new report.

Flinders Street Station in Melbourne

A previous version of Melbourne's COVID roadmap flagged an exclusive bubble between two households. The new plan allows residents to have two adult visitors per day, which is far riskier.

Doctor measuring arterial blood pressure woman patient on right arm

A 30-year global study has analysed 286 causes of death, 369 diseases and injuries, and 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories. 

 Assortment of healthy food ingredients for cooking on a wooden kitchen table.

The Mediterranean diet may be investigated as a possible treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome after mice with PCOS-like features of the condition were found to benefit from a similar diet. 

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