Research now backs routinely offering pregnant women the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

New Zealand and Australia will now routinely offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to women at any stage of pregnancy, following an update of vaccination...

What are the side effects of the Pfizer vaccine? An expert explains

As of Tuesday this week, all Australian adults aged 40-49 are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Some states and territories had already opened up...

Medicare needs to change with the times, but rushing this could leave patients with...

The federal government has announced more than 850 changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) will take effect from July 1. This has prompted concerns...

Personalised nutrition is trendy, but can it help us eat less junk food?

Australian adults get around one-third of their energy intake from junk foods. Also known as discretionary foods, these include foods such as biscuits, cakes, sausages,...

Why are some COVID test results false positives, and how common are they?

Two COVID-19 cases previously linked to Melbourne’s current outbreak have now been reclassified as false positives. They’re no longer included in Victoria’s official case counts,...

Doctors have been blamed for the rise in black fungus in India, but the...

One of the more recent and worrying consequences of COVID-19 in India is the emergence of mucormycosis and other fungal co-infections. Media reports use black,...

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