supermarkets claim to have our health at heart. but their marketing tactics push junk foods

Supermarkets claim to have our health at heart. But their marketing tactics push junk...

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Image: Shuttlestock Supermarkets like to portray themselves as having the health of the community at heart. And in the middle of a pandemic, we’re all grateful supermarkets are still open and, for the most part, the shelves are well...
70% of people surveyed said they’d download a coronavirus app. only 44% did. why the gap?

70% of people surveyed said they’d download a coronavirus app. Only 44% did. Why...

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Image: Shuttlestock In late March, we posed a hypothetical scenario to a sample of Australians, asking if they would download a contact tracing app released by the federal government; 70% responded in favour. But a more...
the positives and negatives of mass testing for coronavirus

The positives and negatives of mass testing for coronavirus

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Image: Shuttlestock Many jurisdictions around the world are now testing people without symptoms as part of efforts to manage COVID-19. In Victoria, asymptomatic health-care workers have been part of the recent “testing blitz”. We tend to take for granted that...
‘deeply worrying’: 92% of australians don’t know the difference between viral and bacterial infections

‘Deeply worrying’: 92% of Australians don’t know the difference between viral and bacterial infections

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Melanie Foster/AAP Image We are four months into a global virus outbreak, and public health awareness could well be at an all-time high. Which is why it is astonishing to discover that 92% of Australians...
are you wearing gloves or a mask to the shops? you might be doing it wrong

Are you wearing gloves or a mask to the shops? You might be doing...

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Image: Shuttlestock Many people in the community are wearing face masks and gloves in an attempt to protect themselves against the coronavirus. They might put on these items to go to the shops, or perhaps when...
as restrictions ease, here are 5 crucial ways for australia to stay safely on top of covid-19

As restrictions ease, here are 5 crucial ways for Australia to stay safely on...

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Bianca de Marchi/AAP Image As Australia’s coronavirus restrictions are gradually lifted, we may well see an upswing in cases of COVID-19. The World Health Organisation has warned of the need for “extreme vigilance” in countries that are now...
which florence nightingale will we remember today? the ‘lady with the lamp’ or the influential writer and activist?

Which Florence Nightingale will we remember today? The ‘Lady with the Lamp’ or the...

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Image: Shuttlestock Florence Nightingale’s birth on May 12, 1820, is commemorated on International Nurses Day, honouring her founding role in modern nursing. Yesterday would have been her 200th birthday, so expect to hear even more...
1 in 5 aussies over 45 live with chronic pain, but there are ways to ease the suffering

1 in 5 Aussies over 45 live with chronic pain, but there are ways...

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There is a way to ease that pain Around 1.6 million Australians aged 45 or over have been living with persistent pain, according to newly released data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The...
mums with an intellectual disability already risk family violence and losing their kids. coronavirus could make things worse

Mums with an intellectual disability already risk family violence and losing their kids. Coronavirus...

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KieferPix/Shutterstock The coronavirus pandemic is keeping us at home due to widespread unemployment, school closures and social distancing. This has already led to concerns about an upsurge in domestic and family violence. But women with a disability,...
what might trigger a return to ‘normal’? why our coronavirus exit strategy is … tbc

What might trigger a return to ‘normal’? Why our coronavirus exit strategy is …...

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Picture: Dave Hunt/AAP The unprecedented restrictions Australians are living with are working, so far, to curb the rise in new COVID-19 cases. Nationally, on average around 50 new COVID-19 cases were reported each day in the week leading...