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What’s autophagy? It’s the ultimate detox that doesn’t yet live up to the hype

what’s autophagy? it’s the ultimate detox that doesn’t yet live up to the hype
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Image: Shutterstock “The anti-aging MIRACLE.” “Strengthen your immune system.” “Lose weight fast.” These are some of the promises of autophagy, the silver bullet wellness influencers are saying is backed by Nobel-winning science. In many cases, influencers say the best way to boost autophagy – the body’s way...

FED: PM’s claim on rapid antigen tests shows up negative

fed: pm’s claim on rapid antigen tests shows up negative
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Scott Morrison has suggested only two countries provide the tests for free - but that understates the extent of the rapid testing regimes overseas. By AAP FactCheck WHAT WAS CLAIMED Only two countries provide free rapid COVID-19 tests for their citizens. OUR VERDICT Mostly False. At least six countries...

Why has my child’s vaccination been cancelled? We’re reliant on overseas supply and a complex logistics network

why has my child’s vaccination been cancelled? we’re reliant on overseas supply and a complex logistics network
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Image: Shutterstock Reports of GPs cancelling or postponing COVID vaccine appointments for 5-11 year olds are piling up, with desperate parents expressing anger and fear about how their as-yet unvaccinated children will fare as Omicron case numbers explode. https://twitter.com/mkm998/status/1479256529991651333?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1479256529991651333%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftheconversation.com%2Fwhy-has-my-childs-vaccination-been-cancelled-were-reliant-on-overseas-supply-and-a-complex-logistics-network-174605 Federal COVID-19 Task Force Commander Lieutenant General John Frewen said on...

Novak Djokovic’s path to legal vindication was long and convoluted. It may also be fleeting

novak djokovic’s path to legal vindication was long and convoluted. it may also be fleeting
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Image" Hamish Blair/AP Novak Djokovic is – at least for now – free to defend his title at the Australian Open after Judge Anthony Kelly of the Federal Circuit and Family Court quashed the cancellation of his visa following an agreement between the tennis star’s...

How extremists have used the COVID pandemic to further their own ends, often with chaotic results

how extremists have used the covid pandemic to further their own ends, often with chaotic results
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Image: AAP/Erik Anderson Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, extremists have sought to exploit the pandemic environment to their own ends. Where most of the population sees an enduring health catastrophe, extremists tend to see opportunity. Over the past two years, we have seen hospitals targeted by extremists, infrastructure attacked,...

Supermarket shortages are different this time: how to respond and avoid panic

supermarket shortages are different this time: how to respond and avoid panic
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Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP Australia has experienced plenty of supermarket shortages since the COVID pandemic began. The emerging crisis now is a bit different. In 2020 and 2021, empty shelves were due to spikes in demand, as shoppers responded to lockdowns by buying more toilet paper, pasta...

Surprisingly few animals die in wildfires – and that means we can help more in the aftermath

surprisingly few animals die in wildfires – and that means we can help more in the aftermath
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Getty Images The estimate that one billion animals were killed by Australia’s 2019-20 Black Summer fires drew international attention to the fate of wildlife during fire. This estimate assumed all animals in the fire’s path were killed by the flames, or in the immediate aftermath due to injury,...

Bike kitchens: the community-run repair workshops that help build a culture of cycling

bike kitchens: the community-run repair workshops that help build a culture of cycling
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Image: James Batterbury Cycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions, brings myriad health benefits and reduces traffic. But urban planners and policymakers often struggle to get more people on bikes. To increase urban cycling, we need more than extra cycling infrastructure; we need a culture change. A worldwide movement of community...

I’ve tested positive to COVID. What should I do now?

i’ve tested positive to covid. what should i do now?
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Image: Shutterstock For two years, COVID has dominated our world. In Australia, we’ve tested every sniffle, undergone extensive lockdowns, and double-vaccinated more than 90% of adults to combat this lethal virus. So, it’s understandable our first reaction when we test positive to COVID ourselves is to panic. However, a...

As COVID rips through Australia, is Scott Morrison’s media strategy starting to fail as well?

as covid rips through australia, is scott morrison’s media strategy starting to fail as well?
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Image: AAP/Lukas Coch As he embarks on an election year, there is a question about whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s media communications strategy, which has served him well for a long time, is fit for the current political environment. The strategy is predicated on the proposition...