Vape websites send buyers to ‘easy’ online prescriptions,bypassing local GPs

Vape websites send buyers to ‘easy’ online prescriptions,bypassing local GPs

Customers are being prescribed vapes by online-only doctors in minutes,in a practice shunned by medical bodies amid concerns two-thirds of vaping is recreational.

  • byMary Ward

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Life-saving tests for newborns after Sydney study makes fatal condition treatable
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Life-saving tests for newborns after Sydney study makes fatal condition treatable

The study is being touted as a major breakthrough that has taken the leading genetic cause of infant death into something that will be screened for and can be treated.

  • byMary Ward
Free shots fail to boost flu vaccination rates,as COVID hospitalisations rise

Free shots fail to boost flu vaccination rates,as COVID hospitalisations rise

Flu hospitalisations are also concerning health authorities,with figures showing most have not taken up the government’s offer of a free flu shot.

  • byMary Ward
Calls to expand access to oral COVID-19 drugs as expiry dates loom

Calls to expand access to oral COVID-19 drugs as expiry dates loom

Thousands of doses of expensive antiviral medications could be wasted if more Australians do not become eligible for the COVID-19 treatments.

  • byTimna Jacks andCarla Jaeger
Don’t pump brakes:our COVID strategy must change to reflect reality

Don’t pump brakes:our COVID strategy must change to reflect reality

The number of COVID infections reported this year is more than 20 times greater than for the two previous years.

  • byBrendan Crabb andMike Toole
NSW nurses and midwives to strike for third time this year

NSW nurses and midwives to strike for third time this year

More than 70 of the roughly 180 public sector branches of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association voted to stop work for periods ranging from two hours to 24 hours on June 28.

  • byMary Ward
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First Omicron wave was really twice the size of recorded cases,study says

First Omicron wave was really twice the size of recorded cases,study says

Data found that at least 17 per cent – or almost 3.5 million – Australian adults had caught the virus by the end of February.

  • byMary Ward andLucy Carroll
‘Not like an essay for school’:Sydney teen published in prestigious medical journal

‘Not like an essay for school’:Sydney teen published in prestigious medical journal

A family conversation at Christmas turned into an academic project that found music assisted people with pain and anxiety,reducing the need for painkillers.

  • byMary Ward
Heat,shoddy homes and unreliable power leave people weak in remote NT

Heat,shoddy homes and unreliable power leave people weak in remote NT

Aboriginal people in remote parts of Australia’s north are struggling to keep food and medication cool,due to a dangerous combination of hotter temperatures,poor housing and power issues.

  • byTimna Jacks
Leading modeller explains why Victorians should keep wearing masks

Leading modeller explains why Victorians should keep wearing masks

Burnet Institute deputy director Margaret Hellard is urging the public not to give up on trying to limit transmission of COVID-19,arguing many deaths could be avoided by delaying some infections this year.

  • byAisha Dow
Ambulance waits the longest on record as life-threatening calls hit 10-year high

Ambulance waits the longest on record as life-threatening calls hit 10-year high

Triple-zero calls soared to more than 375,000 in the first quarter of this year,with a record 9300 responses to the most life-threatening cases.

  • byLucy Carroll andMary Ward