Monkeypox: Time to worry or one to ignore?

If you’re still reeling from the Covid pandemic, well sorry but there’s another virus to get to grips with. This time it’s monkeypox and there are around 80 confirmed cases…



Major contact tracing effort continues across Brisbane as immunologist warns unknown source of COVID infection is ‘definitely a concern’

A major contact tracing effort will continue in southeast Queensland today as authorities work to determine if a new locally acquired case of COVID-19 in a Brisbane landscaper has spread…



Oxford University to trial giving AstraZeneca vaccine as a nasal spray

Oxford University to trial giving AstraZeneca Covid vaccine as a nasal spray with the hope it will trigger a better and faster immune response in the lungs. Oxford university is…



Climate change could worsen allergy season by up to 60%

Bad news for hay fever sufferers: Climate change could worsen allergy season by up to 60%, new model predicts. Experts studied pollen levels and weather conditions in Europe over decades.…



Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. WHO first learned of this new virus on 31 December 2019, following a report of a…



Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Vaccines

Is there a vaccine for COVID-19? Yes there are now several vaccines that are in use. The first mass vaccination programme started in early December 2020 and as of and…



Calculate Your Basal Metabolic Rate to Lose Weight

BMR is short for Basal Metabolic Rate. Your Basal Metabolic Rate is the number of calories required to keep your body functioning at rest, also known as your metabolism. What…