health

health March 27, 2021

Educate then vaccinate

A massive global investment produced a Covid-19 vaccine in record time. Now, a similar effort is required to provide evidence-based information to assist vaccine uptake.

health February 20, 2021

Hyperhidrosis and sweating a solution

For sufferers of hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating often leads to feelings of shame, loneliness and depression. Just knowing it is a recognised condition can be the first step to regaining confidence and control.

health January 30, 2021

Women’s mental health struggles on the increase

New research has found more young women than ever are depressed and anxious. Now a recently formed alliance is calling for greater public dialogue about the influence of gender on mental health.

health November 28, 2020

Manufacturing pharmaceuticals

The pharmaceutical supply chain – from raw ingredients to the bathroom cabinet – is a complicated science in itself. The onset of Covid-19 has also highlighted how fragile it can be.

health November 7, 2020

Loneliness in the midst of Covid-19

Social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on loneliness around the world as more and more people feel comfortable voicing their struggles.

health October 10, 2020

Stem cell treatment for damaged knees

Stem cell research has achieved some promising results in preventing or delaying the onset of osteoarthritis in younger people who have damaged their knees through sport or trauma.

health August 29, 2020

Uni students’ mental health

With university students suffering academic pressures, career insecurity, mounting debt and social isolation, what is being done to protect their mental health?

health August 15, 2020

Chronic pain and Covid-19

For sufferers of chronic pain the uncertainty and stress surrounding the Covid-19 crisis is exacerbating their anxiety and contributing to their torment.

health July 11, 2020

Diagnosing cancer

Screening can lead to early detection of cancers and save lives, but sometimes innocuous abnormalities are picked up. The potential for harm in treating these ‘indolent’ cancers needs to be balanced against the benefits of diagnosis.

health June 27, 2020

Prescribing antidepressants

GPs are today better educated about mental health management but many Australians are being put on antidepressants and don’t know how to get off them.

health May 16, 2020

Researching SARS-CoV-2

Amid the rush to unpick the mysteries of Covid-19 and its effects, clinicians are scrambling to understand the information they have and prioritise what needs to be looked at next.