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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...

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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...
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...
6 services that a child dental specialist offers

6 Services That A Child Dental Specialist Offers

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Your child needs special care throughout their youthful years to ensure that they grow up to be healthy and happy. In growing up, they need to take care of both physical and oral health. A...
free rapid antigen tests makes economic sense for governments, our analysis shows

Free rapid antigen tests makes economic sense for governments, our analysis shows

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Image: Olivier Hoslet/EPA/AAP Following considerable public pressure over the past few weeks, the federal government has announced concession card holders will soon be able to collect up to ten free rapid antigen tests over three months. But everyone...
from covid control to chaos – what now for australia? two pathways lie before us

From COVID control to chaos – what now for Australia? Two pathways lie before...

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Image: Bianca De Marchi/AAP Australia has swung from one extreme in pandemic control to the other – having great control of COVID, to now having the world’s highest rise in daily cases. Across the country (except for...
4 plant-based foods to eat every week (and why science suggests they’re good for you)

4 plant-based foods to eat every week (and why science suggests they’re good for...

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Image Shutterstock As a laureate professor in nutrition and dietetics people often ask – what do you eat? Plant-based foods are good sources of healthy nutrients. These include different types of dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals, and...
i’m approaching a ‘milestone’ birthday. what health checks should i have at my age?

I’m approaching a ‘milestone’ birthday. What health checks should I have at my age?

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Image: Adi Goldstein/Unsplash Haven’t had a health check in a while, or ever? You’re not alone. Most people wait until they’re sick to see a GP, so there’s not usually much time in a consultation to...
‘drained and wary of the future’: why you might feel different about new year’s resolutions this year

‘Drained and wary of the future’: why you might feel different about New Year’s...

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Image: Dan Himbrechts / AAP At the beginning of each year, many people make vows to either do or not do something to improve their life in some way. The fresh start of a new...
when should you go to hospital for a headache? a doctor explains how to tell if it’s an emergency

When should you go to hospital for a headache? A doctor explains how to...

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Image: Shutterstock I waited for hours in emergency last night with this dreadful headache, but eventually gave up and left. Should I have kept waiting at the hospital? This is a surprisingly common scenario I encounter...
drugs and the sun – your daily medications could put you at greater risk of sunburn

Drugs and the sun – your daily medications could put you at greater risk...

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Image: Shutterstock With summer holidays underway, it’s time to think about the sun and your skin. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, so we need to be doing more to protect ourselves...