Diseases

The 8 things you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine in Australia
COVID-19 14 Jan 2021

The 8 things you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine in Australia

When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine? The first batch of the vaccine has arrived in Australia and the Prime Minister has already received his vaccination along with others at the launch on 21 Feb 2021. Phase 1a will commence on Mon 22 Feb 2021. The…
Coronavirus Vaccines in Australia
COVID-19 08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus Vaccines in Australia

Typically vaccines take many years of research and testing before they are available in a clinic, but in 2020 scientists around the world worked hard to produce safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines in record time. We now have several approved vaccines which are being rolled out in many countries, and…
The Top COVID-19 Vaccines Close to Final Approval
COVID-19 08 Jan 2021

The Top COVID-19 Vaccines Close to Final Approval

The coronavirus has upended life all over the world, and currently there over 90 vaccines that are being developed against it by researchers at universities and companies worldwide. Different technologies are being tested out, some of which have not been tested in a licensed vaccine before this. There are six…
Coronavirus Vaccines & Your Immune System: How Will it All Work?
COVID-19 08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus Vaccines & Your Immune System: How Will it All Work?

Ever since novel COVID-19 began infecting the masses, scientists and health professionals have been trying to find a way to combat it. The virus has crossed the toll of 109 million infections globally, but several vaccines have been approved and are being rolled out across the globe. Several more vaccines…
Iron deficiency anaemia
Blood 20 Feb 2020

Iron deficiency anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia is a blood disorder in which haemoglobin, used for transporting oxygen, declines due to low levels of iron in the blood.
The Rise of the Superbugs: The global threat of antimicrobial resistance
Diseases 04 Oct 2019

The Rise of the Superbugs: The global threat of antimicrobial resistance

What is the problem and how much of a problem is it? The year 1928 set the scene for one of the most significant public health milestones in history – the discovery of penicillin. Described as a wonder drug, the medical world rejoiced at what was…
Today’s biggest killer: Non-communicable diseases
Diseases 19 Sep 2019

Today’s biggest killer: Non-communicable diseases

What is the problem and how much of a problem is it? As the World Health Organization warns, ‘of all the major health threats to emerge, none has challenged the very foundations of public health so profoundly as the rise of chronic noncommunicable diseases…
6 ways your teeth can become yellow
Dental Care 28 May 2019

6 ways your teeth can become yellow

Yellow teeth can affect your confidence and willingness to smile in public. Learn how enamel in the teeth thins, and what causes the yellowness in…
Breast cancer: Invasive breast carcinoma
Cancer 11 Sep 2012

Breast cancer: Invasive breast carcinoma

Breast cancer originates in the milk ducts or milk-producing tissue of the breasts. Invasive breast carcinoma invades normal healthy tissues.