Medications

I have mild COVID. Should I take the antiviral Paxlovid?

The COVID medication Paxlovid has been available in Australia on the Pharmaceuticals Benefits Scheme (PBS) since the start of May, with eligible patients directed to talk to their GP for a prescription.

Medications

Is a cancer pill a matter of time?

A cancer pill, preferably without severe side effects, is something we'd all welcome. Is it a matter of time before such a pill is a reality? We put this question to three Leiden researchers and asked how they themselves ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting kids

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a common misconception is that kids aren't affected much by COVID-19, and if they were to get sick, their symptoms would be mild. However, the pandemic is affecting children in many ways, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts debunk COVID-19 vaccine myths

COVID-19 vaccines protect you from getting sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says people who are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots are well-protected from serious illness ...

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