body & soul

BODY & SOUL

The mind shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s wisdom; the heart, in proportion to one’s courage; and the soul, in proportion to one’s love.

Two weeks of mandatory masks, but a record 725 new cases:...

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James Ross/AAP Image Melburnians have now been wearing mandatory face coverings in public for two weeks. Yet Premier Daniel Andrews announced two days ago another...

Takeaway coffee allowed, but no wandering through Bunnings: here’s why Melbourne’s...

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Picture: Erik Anderson/AAP Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced sweeping changes to businesses across metropolitan Melbourne, including closure of retail stores and restrictions on...

We’re more likely to let our COVID-19 guard down around those...

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Image: Shuttlestock When announcing a ban on people in six local government areas south-west of Melbourne hosting visitors in their homes, Victorian Premier Daniel...

It’s OK to be OK: how to stop feeling ‘survivor guilt’...

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Picture: Shuttlestock Everyone’s pandemic experience is unfolding differently. There’s no denying COVID-19 has been devastating for millions of people around the world. At the...

Mapping COVID-19 spread in Melbourne shows link to job types and...

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Picture: Shuttlestock COVID-19 provides a stark reminder of inequity and the spread of disease. These aren’t new ideas and can be traced back to John...

New South Wales on a knife edge as cumulative coronavirus case...

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Picture: JAMES GOURLEY/AAP New South Wales is on a knife edge after recording more than 150 COVID-19 cases over the last 14 days, a worrying sign...

Things You Should Know About The Cancer And Dehydration

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The human body is a complex mechanism. The structural arrangements of the human body are such that it can result in any disorders. For...

Here’s what we know so far about the long-term symptoms of...

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Picture: Shuttlestock We’re now all too familiar with the common symptoms of COVID-19: a fever, dry cough and fatigue. Some people also experience aches...

Multiple sclerosis drug may help treat COVID-19 and lead to faster...

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Vadim Zakharishchev/Shutterstock What do multiple sclerosis (MS) and the novel coronavirus have in common? Until this week, not much, but a recent clinical trial has shown...

Face Masks for Virus Protection – The New Public Norm

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I’m sitting here reflecting on the year that has been, and there is one thing I know, and that is that 2020 will be...
Image: Shuttlestock Face coverings, such as cloth masks, are mandatory for all Victorians and are being recommended for public use in some other parts of the country. Wearing a face covering helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 by providing a physical barrier. In saying that, they don’t replace the need to keep up physical distancing,...
should a covid-19 vaccine be compulsory — and what would this mean for anti-vaxxers?
Image: Shuttlestock With COVID-19 vaccine developers reporting promising results, it is probable we will one day face a major public health question: can the government compel New Zealanders to be vaccinated? Just as inevitably, some people will refuse a vaccine. As we have seen overseas with debates over the wearing...
two weeks of mandatory masks, but a record 725 new cases: why are melbourne’s covid-19 numbers so stubbornly high?
James Ross/AAP Image Melburnians have now been wearing mandatory face coverings in public for two weeks. Yet Premier Daniel Andrews announced two days ago another grim milestone in Victoria’s second wave of COVID-19 infections: 725 new cases, a record daily tally for any Australian state since the pandemic began. Four weeks...
5 mind-blowing things to consider before getting liposuction
Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures that enhances your appearance, with the focus on removing excess fat in the middle body area. However, there are other areas on your body you could reshape by removing the accumulated fat. It works on the principle of sucking out...
takeaway coffee allowed, but no wandering through bunnings: here’s why melbourne’s new business restrictions will reduce cases
Picture: Erik Anderson/AAP Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced sweeping changes to businesses across metropolitan Melbourne, including closure of retail stores and restrictions on some industries, including construction. The new constraints come into force from midnight on Wednesday night. They come after metropolitan Melbourne moved to stage 4 restrictions on Sunday, with...
we’re more likely to let our covid-19 guard down around those we love most
Image: Shuttlestock When announcing a ban on people in six local government areas south-west of Melbourne hosting visitors in their homes, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said this week: People are not necessarily keeping their distance in their family home. It’s a natural thing, you let your guard down. Hugs and kisses and...
it’s ok to be ok: how to stop feeling ‘survivor guilt’ during covid-1
Picture: Shuttlestock Everyone’s pandemic experience is unfolding differently. There’s no denying COVID-19 has been devastating for millions of people around the world. At the worst end of the spectrum are the millions of cases and hundreds of thousands of people who have died, as well as their grieving friends...
mapping covid-19 spread in melbourne shows link to job types and ability to stay home
Picture: Shuttlestock COVID-19 provides a stark reminder of inequity and the spread of disease. These aren’t new ideas and can be traced back to John Snow’s cholera maps and Charles Booth and his colour-coded maps of occupation types and poverty in the 19th century. Today, as case numbers soar in Melbourne, large clusters of COVID-19 cases have...
new south wales on a knife edge as cumulative coronavirus case numbers spiral into the ‘red zone’
Picture: JAMES GOURLEY/AAP New South Wales is on a knife edge after recording more than 150 COVID-19 cases over the last 14 days, a worrying sign the situation could spiral out of control. The wide geographic spread is of particular concern, as it would rule out ring-fencing as a possible approach to...
things you should know about the cancer and dehydration
The human body is a complex mechanism. The structural arrangements of the human body are such that it can result in any disorders. For arresting the worst condition, preventive measures are better. Though multiple operations sync in the human body, yet following a daily health routine is a must.  There...
here’s what we know so far about the long-term symptoms of covid-19
Picture: Shuttlestock We’re now all too familiar with the common symptoms of COVID-19: a fever, dry cough and fatigue. Some people also experience aches and pains, a sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. Sufferers with mild illness might expect to get better after a few weeks. But there’s mounting...