Even without Omicron, we’re worried. OVER THE PAST two years, we’ve learned COVID-19 survivors can develop a range of longer-term symptoms we now call “long COVID”. This includes people who did not have severe illness initially. Such longer-term symptoms can affect multiple systems in the body. This can result in ongoing, severe fatigue
Health professionals warn south-eastern Australia is facing a particularly risky summer for mosquito-borne diseases. So how do you keep them away? “Got it!” says my husband, wielding a tennis bat-like zapper in his PJs, as I blearily lie my head back on the pillow, praying the rest of the night will
Here’s where you’ll find it and what else you’ll see WE'RE TALKING ABOUT vaccines more than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, debating the benefits of one manufacturer over another and sharing post-jab selfies, but do you know what else you’re vaccinated against? Most of us wouldn’t have had a
SKIN CARE can be a convoluted puzzle. Between the myriad of ingredients, the marketing and the volume of choice, there's a lot to consider. But if it's anti-ageing treatments you're after, there's one ingredient many dermatologists call "the gold standard": retinoids. "The way I personally think of it is that it's like a hierarchy,"
ANU KULKARNI has been happily married for more than 30 years, has a beautiful daughter and a son, a dog, and loves throwing parties. But, like 2.2 million Australians, she has osteoarthritis, where her knee and foot joints are painfully inflamed. “I’m in pain every single day,” Anu says, having spent the better
By science reporter Gemma Conroy, ABC Health RECENTLY, a 52-year-old woman in New South Wales died of an extremely rare blood clot in her brain. The blood clotting condition was likely linked to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). ILLUSTRATION: Sebastian Kaulitzki, Dreamstime. It was Australia’s second post-jab death out of 3.3 million doses of AstraZeneca (which
YOUNG ATHLETES ARE expected to answer the most intimate questions in a cynical and often predatory environment. On Monday night, after being fined and threatened with expulsion, Osaka quit the tournament altogether. Meanwhile her stance has been universally scorned by the print media, who as we know have traditionally been the
IT’S THAT TIME of year again, with Christmas parties, end-of-year get-togethers and holiday catch-ups on the horizon for many of us — all COVID-safe, of course. All that party food and takeaway, however, can have consequences for your gut health. Gut health matters. Your gut is a crucial part your immune