Health

Close-up of a bag of blood on a drip stand in a hospital

New research will estimate the proportion of the population who have been infected with COVID-19 - even if they didn’t have symptoms or get a test.

A woman sitting on the toilet prepares to use some toilet paper

Two Australians with bipolar have been successfully treated with poo transplants, allowing them to come off, or reduce, their medications. Here’s where the science is up to.

Rebecca Guy

Professor Rebecca Guy has been honoured for her public health work for vulnerable communities, such as point-of-care testing for STIs and COVID-19.

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Is it possible that up to half the side effects reported in medical trials are all in people's heads? Is someone's expectation of a negative side effect strong enough to make it actually happen? And if so, how do medical researchers break this dangerous cycle?

baby

We looked at almost 300,000 births and found those mothers in the private system were more likely to have a caesarean – even if they didn’t really want or need one.

Dr Ira Deveson

Medical researchers are now working on validations and expect the test to be standard in global pathology labs within five years.

A woman scientist uses a pipette to deliver substances to multiple test-tubes

Researchers at the Kirby Institute have received an MRFF grant to determine the best time for COVID-19 boosters for people starting immunosuppression. 

An open kit called The Extractor designed to extract venom from bites and stings

If what you’re reading seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Parkinson's Disease

A UNSW Sydney-led consortium has secured a $1.37 million grant from the Michael J. Fox and Shake It Up Australia Foundations.

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Masks not only reduce your chance of getting COVID, they might stop you unknowingly transmitting the virus to colleagues, people in vulnerable groups or children who are yet to be vaccinated.

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