The AstraZeneca vaccine won’t deliver Australia herd immunity

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What’s the difference between mutations, variants and strains?

What new words have you added to your vocabulary since the pandemic began? If you enjoy our content, don’t keep it to yourself. Share our…

Health news

Pre-diabetes diagnosis less useful in older adults

Study finds that older adults deemed 'pre-diabetic' seldom progress to full diabetes.


Crohn's disease: What exactly is it and how is it treated?

Crohn's disease is one of the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease but still relatively misunderstood. Liz Connor finds out more.


Government unconcerned by reports vaccine may be ineffective

AstraZeneca vaccine may not offer protection from mild and moderate COVID mutations.


Four things about COVID vaccines researchers still want to find out

The first mRNA vaccines approved for use in humans - the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines - are being rolled out around the world.


Cancer symptoms you should never ignore, according to specialists

The pandemic has brought a delay in cancer screenings and referrals - but it's still vital to get warning signs checked early.


Concerns over limited data on how vaccine will affect over-65s

The vaccine that will be given to most Australians may only be authorised for use in younger people in Europe, raising questions about what this means for Australia.

Brain health

Inflammatory bowel disease may be linked to increased risk of dementia

New research finds that people with inflammatory bowel disease have double the risk of developing dementia.


Vaccine unlikely to prevent transmission

As Australia prepares for a COVID-19 vaccine rollout early next year, experts are warning that it will not stop transmission straight away and comprehensive public…


How COVID-safe Santa can save Christmas

Given how depressing 2020 has been, Santa's sleigh run needs to be classified as an essential service, so here is how Mr Claus (and his reindeer) can be a super spreader of goodwill and not COVID-19.


What can you expect if you get a call from a COVID contact tracer?

If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, a public health officer will call to interview you. Here is what to expect.

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