how dental implants replace a missing tooth

How Dental Implants Replace A Missing Tooth

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Most of us do our best to avoid situations where we need to undergo serious dental work. We brush twice a day with an electric toothbrush, we rinse with mouthwash, we use dental floss,...
5 signs that tell you need root canal therapy

5 Signs That Tell You Need Root Canal Therapy

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For most, hearing the word ‘root canal’ sends an alarming response. However, it’s not as scary as it sounds. A root canal treatment is done to remove bacteria from the tooth’s infected pulp, avoid...
what’s the delta covid variant found in melbourne? is it more infectious and does it spread more in kids? a virologist explains

What’s the Delta COVID variant found in Melbourne? Is it more infectious and does...

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  Image: Shuttlestock Victoria’s current COVID outbreak took another turn last week when a new variant was discovered by health authorities. It’s not clear whether this new “Delta” variant emerged from Victoria, New South Wales or...
lockdowns don’t get easier the more we have them. melbourne, here are 6 tips to help you cope

Lockdowns don’t get easier the more we have them. Melbourne, here are 6 tips...

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  Image: Shuttlestock As Melbourne heads well into a second week of lockdown, it’s important to recognise the serious toll this is likely to take on many people’s mental health. Research during earlier COVID lockdowns in Australia...
yes, dogs can sniff out covid. but not after dinner, when they need a nap

Yes, dogs can sniff out COVID. But not after dinner, when they need a...

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  Picture: Scitech Daily The idea of cute puppy dogs playing a role in leading us out of this pandemic is about as tantalising a story anyone could conjure up right now. It’s the type of...
milk makeover: a great start for a healthy heart

Milk makeover: a great start for a healthy heart

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A dash of milk could make all the difference to a healthy heart as new research from the University of South Australia finds that people who regularly consume milk have a lower risk of...
how long do covid vaccines take to start working?

How long do COVID vaccines take to start working?

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  Picture: James Ross/AAP Amid Victoria’s worrying COVID outbreak, perhaps the point of greatest concern is the fact the virus has again found its way into aged care. On Sunday, the state government announced an aged-care...
could a simple pill beat covid-19? pfizer is giving it a go

Could a simple pill beat COVID-19? Pfizer is giving it a go

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  Image: Shuttlestock While the focus has been largely on vaccines, you might have also heard Pfizer is trialling a pill to treat COVID-19. https://twitter.com/healthmagazine/status/1396481071978586115?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1396481071978586115%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftheconversation.com%2Fcould-a-simple-pill-beat-covid-19-pfizer-is-giving-it-a-go-160988 It almost sounds too good to be true. Indeed, the results are very preliminary...
we need to prioritise teachers and staff for covid vaccination — and stop closing schools with every lockdown

We need to prioritise teachers and staff for COVID vaccination — and stop closing...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Last Thursday Victoria announced a snap lockdown to last at least seven days starting from 11:59pm last night. As part of the lockdown, schools will close and move to remote learning, and today is a pupil-free...
the instrumental role that healthy food plays in health and wellbeing

The Instrumental Role That Healthy Food Plays In Health And Wellbeing

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Health and wellbeing are two fundamental core components that play key roles and how many individuals are able to enjoy their quality of life throughout their lifetime. There are many different approaches that different...