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How accurate is your RAT? 3 scenarios show it’s about more than looking for lines

As Omicron surges through the community, getting the right answer from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is not as straightforward as reading one or two lines off the kit.

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As Omicron surges through the community, getting the right answer from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is not as straightforward as reading one or two lines off the kit.

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Analysis and opinion | 9 Mar 2022

Concerned about your risk of a heart attack? Here are 5 ways to improve your heart health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia – and worldwide. It is highly preventable, so it’s never too early to consider what you can do to improve the health of your heart. Here are five evidence-based ways to do this.

Analysis and opinion | 8 Mar 2022

Feeling fatigued? Here’s how to manage it

Many Australians live with fatigue including those with chronic fatigue syndrome. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and long COVID, or “post COVID-19 condition” as defined by the World Health Organisation, discussions about fatigue have become much more common.

Man sitting with head in hand expressing guilt

Analysis and opinion | 13 Jan 2022

Feeling guilty for catching COVID? Here's how to manage it

If you've caught COVID, it's normal to experience a range of emotions — including guilt.

broken Christmas bauble

Analysis and opinion | 17 Dec 2021

The anxiety of a post-lockdown Christmas: an expert’s tips

PhD researcher and psychologist, Aflaha Khan, provides tips on emerging from the quiet of lockdown to the cacophony of real-world socialisation.

Analysis and opinion | 15 Oct 2021

International borders are about to open, but our research shows the plight of stranded Australians is not over

Australia’s international borders are due to reopen next month for people returning to states with 80% vaccination rates. But this does not mean the plight of Australians who have been stranded overseas during the pandemic is over.

Analysis and opinion | 10 Sep 2021

Policy Forum Pod: Time for work to change

Why does society still imagine work as distinct from everyday life? How can policymakers rethink how time is allocated to address gender inequity and improve population health?

Analysis and opinion | 9 Sep 2021

A social divide is emerging. Here's how to keep it together

There is a new divide in Australian society; the vaccinated versus the non-vaccinated.

Professor Lyndall Strazdins

Analysis and opinion | 23 Aug 2021

Why men need to work like a woman

The yardsticks we use to measure gender equality in the workplace — women working the high-flying jobs traditionally held by men and equal pay for equal work — are sizing-up a broken system.

Analysis and opinion | 13 Aug 2021

Feeling the winter blues? You’re not alone

A combination of reduced sunlight and colder temperatures can lead most of us into a winter hibernation. And whilst that is great for bears, it is not so great for humans.

image of regrowth following bushfire

Analysis and opinion | 25 Jun 2021

Policy Forum Pod: Learning from the Black Summer

It’s an experience no Australian wants to relive, but bushfire seasons like that of 2019/2020 are likely to increase in frequency due to climate change.

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