Deadly skin cancers to rise in Australia in ‘tsunami’ of cases amid shortage of GPs trained in diagnosis and treatment

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Australia faces a looming skills shortage among doctors able to diagnose and treat skin cancer, with melanoma cases projected to increase by about 50 per cent in the next 20 years worldwide, a public health expert says. Key points: Australia and New Zealand have the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world Skin cancers … Read more

Flu symptoms: Experts warn Aussies are in for a ‘severe’ flu season as cases spike

Flu symptoms: Experts warn Aussies are in for a 'severe' flu season as cases spike

As Australians brace for colder months, experts are warning this flu season could be one of the worst we’ve seen due to a combination of risk factors. Watch experts explain in the video above University of South Australia epidemiologist Professor Adrian Esterman told 7NEWS.com.au the upcoming flu season could be “severe”. “Numbers (for the flu) … Read more

Super Flu Melbourne symptoms: ‘Flurona’ is circulating in Australia – but how can you tell the difference from COVID-19?

Super Flu Melbourne symptoms: 'Flurona' is circulating in Australia - but how can you tell the difference from COVID-19?

A leading doctor is urging Australians to be vigilant for so-called “flurona” infections – as she dispels some common misconceptions. Flurona made headlines earlier this month when a Victorian woman died after being diagnosed with both COVID and the flu. Watch more on this story in the video above Experts say there’s a heightened possibility … Read more

As COVID-19 virus has evolved, these are the surprise symptoms you need to look for

As COVID-19 virus has evolved, these are the surprise symptoms you need to look for

well over two years into the pandemicmillions of COVID-cases continue to be recorded around the world every day. With the rise of new variants, the symptoms of COVID have also evolved. Initially, the NHS regarded a fever, cough, and loss or change in sense of smell or taste as the main symptoms which could indicate … Read more

What’s causing the severe strain of child hepatitis? Doctors are scrambling to find answers as cases grow worldwide

What's causing the severe strain of child hepatitis?  Doctors are scrambling to find answers as cases grow worldwide

Worldwide, the number of mysterious hepatitis cases under investigation among children has reached 450, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control said this week. That’s more than double the number the group reported two weeks ago, and significantly higher than the World Health Organization‘s latest count of 348. Cases of this liver inflammation have … Read more

2 more cases of monkeypox virus confirmed in England

2 more cases of monkeypox virus confirmed in England

Where and how the two new cases acquired their infection remains under investigation. Where and how the two new cases acquired their infection remains under investigation. Two individuals have been diagnosed with the monkeypox virus in London, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) confirmed on Saturday. The cases are from the same household and are … Read more

Messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccines induce high levels of short-lived antibodies compared to natural infection

Study: High but Short-lived anti-SARS-CoV2 neutralizing, IgM, IgA, and IgG levels among mRNA-vaccinees compared to naturally-infected participants. Image Credit: PIC SNIPE/Shutterstock

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* pre-print server, researchers extensively investigated the dynamics of antibodies induced by natural severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and vaccination in Qatar’s diverse population. The researchers found that the two-dose vaccine regimen with a messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-based coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine boosted antibody … Read more

Long COVID: QLD researchers probe link between illness and chronic fatigue syndrome

Long COVID: QLD researchers probe link between illness and chronic fatigue syndrome

The “symptom overlap” between long COVID and chronic fatigue syndrome patients has prompted a team of Queensland researchers to investigate if the two illnesses are essentially the same thing. They’re also seeking to answer whether drugs for one illness can be repurposed to treat the other. Amid the infancy of research into the pandemic phenomena … Read more

Study highlights a serious gap in dietary prevention strategies for gestational diabetes

Increased levels of a microRNA in type 2 diabetes have negative effect on insulin secretion

University of Leeds researchers found a concerning lack of robust data for non-white European women in previous studies examining the impact of diet on gestational diabetes. Their findings stress the need for culturally appropriate research methods to accurately understand the contribution of healthy or unhealthy diets on developing and managing diabetes during pregnancy across all … Read more

What you need to know about the rise in the deadly mystery hepatitis cases in children

What you need to know about the rise in the deadly mystery hepatitis cases in children

Increasing cases of unexplained hepatitis in children are being investigated worldwide, as the mystery outbreak continues to spread to at least 20 countries. as many as 109 cases are under investigation in the US. Watch the video above to see more about the mysterious outbreak On Friday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Read more