Author Archives: Health

Can Carrots Help Combat COVID?

Carrots (Daucus carota) are root vegetables and one of the most popular food ingredients used worldwide. Researchers have found this popular vegetable may hold one key in the fight against COVID-19.1 Historians believe the history of the carrot is somewhat obscured since, initially, carrots and parsnips were used interchangeably and it has been difficult to… Read More »

New edition of HIV & sex booklet focuses on U=U

We are excited to announce the sixth edition of our HIV & sex booklet, updated from 2016. This latest edition of HIV & sex represents a distinct shift from the previous one, with significant changes throughout. HIV & sex is available through our patient information scheme as an online booklet (PDF). Members can access it… Read More »

Boy’s leukaemia missed by doctor

The parents of a young British boy who was diagnosed with a form of cancer say the diagnosis has turned their “whole world upside down” after alleging the doctor originally misdiagnosed the boy with growing pains. Jaxson Clark, 4, was taken to the doctor by his parents in November experiencing a temperature, swelled lymph nodes,… Read More »

Is reducing anxiety a legitimate indication for PrEP in itself?

Australian doctors and nurses discuss PrEP’s role in tackling stigma, supporting U=U, and improving mental health Do doctors and other healthcare workers feel it’s legitimate to prescribe PrEP to people who are anxious about catching HIV, even if their actual risk is low? This question has been rarely been systematically asked of doctors and other… Read More »

Surprise group most fearful of vaccine

Women in their thirties are most likely to be mistrustful of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to government research. A survey of 1000 Australians found 42 per cent of women aged 30 to 39 had concerns about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Overall, 27 per cent of the population had… Read More »