Medicine

  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID-19 this week.

    The vaccine should be free in India, argue experts While the COVID-19 crisis rages in India, only 3% of the countr...

    Health June 5, 2021
  • Ian Gust’s big ideas for Australia’s future

    In the 2021 budget, $15.2 billion was earmarked for infrastructure over the next decade. In the f...

    It’s not easy giving Professor Ian Gust $15.2 billion of infrastructure budget to spend, even in his imagination. He ...

    Health June 4, 2021
  • Ethicists call for ‘soft’ mandatory vaccine policy for healthcare workers

    Experts argue that health workers who choose not to get vaccinated should have their jobs modified.

    This article was first published on the 12th of May, 2021. There are currently seven COVID-19 vaccines being admin...

    Health June 4, 2021
  • New variants on the rise

    Fast emerging and spreading of potentially more dangerous SARS-CoV2 variants keep threatening the...

    In the past few days, two main variants first identified in India have crowded Australian newspapers' headlines. Thes...

    Health June 4, 2021
  • Explainer

    Explainer: COVID-19 vaccine dosage

    Are you “fully” vaccinated after a single dose?

    As it stands, over 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Australia. This doesn’t mean 4 milli...

    Biology May 31, 2021
  • Vaccination concerns: first-world problem

    Let’s be open about people’s jab worries, say experts – and talk about the benefits of vaccinatio...

    Australians dithering over whether to get a vaccination against COVID-19 are suffering a “first-world problem”, the A...

    Health May 31, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID-19 this week.

    Turn up the volume to combat loneliness As Melbourne goes into another seven days of lockdown, it’s likely that th...

    Health May 29, 2021
  • Remember the flu?

    Influenza is at a record low in Australia but getting a flu vaccine is still a good idea.

    An astonishingly low number of influenza cases have been recorded in the past 12 months. From the start of the year t...

    Health May 28, 2021
  • Stem cell research guidelines changed

    New international guidelines relax “14-day rule”.

    For the first time in five years, the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) has updated its guidelines...

    Health May 27, 2021
  • Indian variant strain of SARS-CoV-2 detected in Melbourne

    What does this mean and what should I do?

    Evidence of a SARS-CoV-2 strain was recently detected in Melbourne wastewater, leading to the detection of 26 locally...

    Health May 26, 2021
  • HPV vaccine success in gay and bisexual men

    Study shows a significant reduction after vaccination of young men.

    A significant reduction in four vaccine-preventable human papillomavirus (HPV) strains was seen after a vaccine progr...

    Health May 25, 2021
  • Could a nasal spray protect you from COVID-19?

    Heparin might work as a short-term protective shield against COVID-19 when squirted up the nose b...

    Researchers from the University of Melbourne have observed that spraying heparin on epithelial cells stops SARS-CoV-2...

    Health May 25, 2021
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