One in three people are infected with Toxoplasma parasite – and the clue could be in our eyes

One in three people are infected with Toxoplasma parasite – and the clue could be in our eyes

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people across all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a drug that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more

Qantas in-flight sleeping stoush: Airline turns to Kiwis to replace angry Aussie cabin crew

Qantas in-flight sleeping stoush: Airline turns to Kiwis to replace angry Aussie cabin crew

Travel Apr 22, 2022 12:31 AM4 minutes to read Arina Bloom said she was given no warning by United Airlines and asked to resign immediately. Video / Arina Bloom via TikTok Qantas has turned to New Zealanders to use as cabin crew on some long-haul international flights after angry Australian flight attendants were forced to … Read more

Rise of long COVID highlights need for support for people with chronic fatigue syndrome

Amanda Canzurlo smiles warmly in a close-up self-portrait.

Amanda Canzurlo has a career as a singer with a busy touring schedule, performing under the name “Bloom”. Key points: An estimated 250,000 Australians living with ME-CFS also known as chronic fatigue syndrome Tens of thousands more people could develop long COVID, which can have similar symptoms Advocates say the health system is woefully unprepared … Read more

Australia: Warning on dangerous Easter toys, gifts

Australia: Warning on dangerous Easter toys, gifts

As Easter approaches, authorities have warned of the potential dangers for children hidden in Easter toys and household items. Australians shopping for Easter gifts have been warned some toys could be dangerous and even deadly for children. Flashing toys including bunny ears, festive earrings, flashing Easter eggs and musical cards containing button batteries have been … Read more