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coronavirus: how long does it take to get sick? how infectious is it? will you always have a fever? covid-19 basics explained

Coronavirus: how long does it take to get sick? How infectious is it? Will...

Image: Shuttlestock You’re probably inundated with news and messages about coronavirus at the moment. But how do you know if you’re consuming evidence-based information or just speculation and myth? There’s still a lot we don’t know...
5 ways nutrition could help your immune system fight off the coronavirus

5 ways nutrition could help your immune system fight off the coronavirus

Picture: Shuttlestock The coronavirus presents many uncertainties, and none of us can completely eliminate our risk of getting COVID-19. But one thing we can do is eat as healthily as possible. If we do catch COVID-19,...
should i test my gut microbes to improve my health?

Should I test my gut microbes to improve my health?

Image: Shuttlestock People are paying hundreds of dollars to have their gut microbes analysed, hoping the insights will allow them to adjust their diet and improve their health. But these testing services are based on science that’s still...
‘cabin fever’: australia must prepare for the social and psychological impacts of a coronavirus lockdown

‘Cabin fever’: Australia must prepare for the social and psychological impacts of a coronavirus...

As the COVID-19 outbreak intensifies, we’re seeing mass isolation in virus epicentres, with about 500 million people in China “under varying degrees of quarantine”, and all of Italy in lockdown. In Australia, self-isolation is being advised for those who...
having a constant neck pain? here are the five tips for quick relief

HAVING A CONSTANT NECK PAIN? HERE ARE THE FIVE TIPS FOR QUICK RELIEF

Do you know why people in this 21st century suffer from constant neck pain? Yes, it’s mostly because of the smartphones they carry 24/7 in their hands. People are now more interacting with electronic...
‘fever clinics’ are opening in australia for people who think they’re infected with the coronavirus. why?

‘Fever clinics’ are opening in Australia for people who think they’re infected with the...

Image: Shuttlecock The Western Australian health minister has announced “fever clinics” are to open this week for people who think they have coronavirus symptoms. And in NSW, the chief health officer has advised hospitals set up “respiratory clinics” to deal with...
what are ‘heat not burn’ products and are they any safer than traditional cigarettes?

What are ‘heat not burn’ products and are they any safer than traditional cigarettes?

Image: Shutterstock Philip Morris International, one of the world’s largest tobacco companies, recently lodged an application to allow the sale of its “heat not burn” products in Australia. This attempt to disrupt Australia’s tobacco market and make heated...
smallpox, seatbelts and smoking: 3 ways public health has saved lives from history to the modern day

Smallpox, seatbelts and smoking: 3 ways public health has saved lives from history to...

Picture: Shutterstock The coronovirus outbreak has reminded us of the importance of public health responses in managing the spread of disease. But what actually is public health? And why are we so often hearing from public...
it’s now a matter of when, not if, for australia. this is how we’re preparing for a jump in coronavirus cases

It’s now a matter of when, not if, for Australia. This is how we’re...

  While countries around the globe have been taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, it has now been reported in 37 countries outside China. As of February 26, close...
the fodmap diet is everywhere, but researchers warn it’s not for weight loss

The FODMAP diet is everywhere, but researchers warn it’s not for weight loss

Image: Author supplied, Author provided (No reuse) The FODMAP diet is used to help manage irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but it’s becoming more popular. Now bloggers and so-called health gurus have jumped on board, claiming it can treat everything...