health

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 April 11, 2020

Antibiotic misuse and resistance

The discovery of antibiotics almost a century ago was one of the most important breakthroughs in medical history. But as new research shows, we’re not using them responsibly and that could lead to dire outcomes.

health March 14, 2020

Surgeons and gender

A study examining gender imbalance among surgeons shows widespread cultural change is needed to stamp out bullying, harassment and lack of support for women entering the profession.

health February 29, 2020

Support after a stillbirth

The government recently announced that parents dealing with a stillbirth or infant death will be entitled to 12 months of unpaid parental leave. But advocates say there is more we can do for bereaved families.

health February 15, 2020

Cervical cancer testing

While Britain introduces cervical cancer tests that women can self-administer at home, Australian experts are looking at new ways of increasing screening rates and reducing the risk of contracting this largely preventable disease.

health February 1, 2020

CAR T-cell cancer therapy

A new form of immunotherapy that harvests T cells from a patient’s blood, genetically modifies them and delivers them back into the bloodstream is bringing new hope to leukaemia sufferers.

health December 14, 2019

Thalidomide survivors

A senate inquiry into thalidomide in March called for survivors to be better supported and compensated. Months later the government still has done nothing.