Obstetrics & gynaecology

Global study shows teenage motherhood is still high

The high rate of adolescent motherhood across developing countries isn't shifting, with reductions either modest or absent in some regions and rising in others, according to University of Queensland-led research.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New model can forecast daily COVID-19 cases

Currently, there are more than 8.7 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and roughly a quarter million deaths nationally, according to the Johns Hopkins University, making this pandemic one of the worst ever to hit the United ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why COVID-19 infection curves behave so unexpectedly

With the first COVID-19 epidemic peak behind them, many countries explained the decrease of infection numbers through non-pharmaceutical interventions. Phrases like "social distancing" and "flatten the curve" have become ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Melbourne's stage 3 lockdowns have prevented thousands of infections

Victoria's COVID-19 control measures have reduced the reproduction ratio of the virus from 1.75 to 1.16 and averted between 9000 and 37 000 infections between 2 and 30 July, according to new research published online today ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Liver surgery success boosted by growth hormone

Growth hormone has been identified as playing a key role in reducing inflammation and increasing survival rates following liver surgery.

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