Cardiology

Secondhand smoke linked to higher odds of heart failure

Breathing in secondhand cigarette smoke may leave you more vulnerable to heart failure, a condition where the heart isn't pumping as well as it should and has a hard time meeting the body's needs, according to a study being ...

Vaccination

Vaccine rollout not going well, say most Australians

Almost two-thirds of adult Australians, 64 percent, think the Government's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is not being handled well, a study from The Australian National University (ANU) shows.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Shopping 'til you drop? Now the experts have a diagnosis

For the first time, international experts in psychology have built a framework to diagnose Compulsive Buying-Shopping Disorder—promising help for people struggling to manage their spending behaviour and mental wellbeing.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Herd immunity: can the UK get there?

Now that Britain and the US are crossing the 50% threshold of their populations vaccinated with the first dose, are they reaching herd immunity and can things return to normal soon?

Vaccination

Vaccination: Personal values and group dynamics are decisive

It's hard to understand the reluctance of some hospital workers to get vaccinated, given that the pandemic affects them directly and the surge of patients has pushed them to the limit. Although the proportion of staff willing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can positive psychology change the world?

Addressing the social and global issues that confront us can only be achieved by shifting our focus from 'me' to 'we," and from short-term to longer-term thinking, UNSW Sydney's Visiting Professorial Fellow in the School ...

Radiology & Imaging

Researchers use AI to detect wrist fractures

An automated system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) is effective at detecting a common type of wrist fracture on X-rays, according to a study published in the journal Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Researchers ...

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