The new Omicron COVID-19 variant has been declared to be "of concern" by the World Health Organization but understanding the level of severity will take days to weeks.
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) has released the first national standard of care for patients with anaphylaxis.
A study by the University of Sydney has found that treating gingivitis during pregnancy reduced the risk of a baby being born preterm by around 50%. The same treatment increased the birth weight in babies born with low birth weight by around 100 grams.
A woman diagnosed with HIV-1 infection in 2013 may have achieved a natural sterilisation cure without stem cell transplant.
An Australian physicist and fellow researchers have made an unexpected discovery while experimenting to find an effective treatment for diabetic foot ulcers, which are notoriously resistant to antibiotics.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead has trialled an Australian-first COVID-19 e-Gate integrated entry screening system developed by the University of Sydney and Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.
Scientists from Australia, the US and Europe have identified key genes responsible for fibromuscular dysplasia — or FMD — a vascular disease that affects the arteries and can cause heart attack, kidney complications, stroke and aneurysm.
Any decision to vaccinate all children under 12 years of age against COVID-19 must be done with due caution, considering in detail the risks and benefits, a recent review by international paediatric vaccine experts has warned.
Interventional cardiologist Professor Martin Ng has led a research program to significantly improve the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) treatment.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 years and older.
Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) is responsible for approximately 300,000 deaths each year.
A new report calls for earlier investigation and treatment to capture all adults with risk factors for poor bone health, and adults post-fracture.
Encephalitis Society has launched the inaugural Australian Encephalitis Information Week to support organisations to help disseminate resources on the devastating brain inflammation.
There is nothing like a one-in-100-year pandemic to expose cracks in an infection prevention and control (IPC) strategy.
Fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers — commonly associated with facial skin — are also promoted as an effective way to treat painful vaginal symptoms that can happen after menopause.