Over 50s now eligible for AstraZeneca shot. What to do if that's you

All Australians over the age of 50 are eligible to receive an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as of today.


Can genetics influence how you respond to the COVID vaccine?

New research has shown your genetics influence how well these immune system cells respond to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). But what about the vaccine?


Two men over 50 die after receiving COVID-19 vaccination

Two men have died days after receiving a coronavirus vaccination in New South Wales, with reviews underway to determine whether the jab contributed to their deaths.


Handwashing responsible for bacterial communities in sinks

Handwashing is shaping communities of bacteria that live and grow in the plumbing of domestic sinks.


Gum disease linked to higher risk of fatal COVID outcomes

Infected and inflamed gums may result in higher rates of complications and more fatal outcomes for individuals diagnosed with COVID, according to a new study.


Over 50s hesitant over COVID-19 vaccines threaten rollout, poll finds

Fewer than 50 per cent of over 50s are willing to get Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines, according to a new poll.

Brain health

Take note of these seven possible brain tumour symptoms

A specialist outlines seven possible symptoms that may be linked to brain tumours.

Health news

Link found between pro-inflammatory diets and 27 chronic diseases

Compelling evidence that pro-inflammatory diets increase the risk of 27 chronic diseases and premature death.

Health news

Public toilets are a disease risk

Flushing a toilet can generate large quantities of microbe-containing aerosols depending on the design, water pressure or flushing power of the toilet.


Over 50s to receive COVID jab earlier than expected

Australians over the age of 50 could soon receive the AstraZeneca vaccine earlier than expected after the states and territories agreed to bring the COVID-19 vaccine timetable forward.


Australian doctors call for calm over coronavirus vaccine blood clots

Doctors have demanded the media be much more cautious in the way blood clot cases are reported in people who have received COVID-19 vaccines.


Coronary heart disease is the biggest killer of women worldwide

Heart disease is as serious an issue for women as it is for men, but awareness is still lagging behind. Liz Connor finds out more.

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