Spillover: Where Diseases Come From
Have you ever wondered where infectious diseases come from? Infectious diseases are caused by microbes, such as bacteria or viruses, and most of them are very …
Changing Our View on Drug Addiction
You may have heard of the drug diamorphine. In countries like the UK, it is commonly used in hospitals to relieve pain in patients with trauma …
Persistent Pertussis: Why Won’t Whooping Cough Go Away?
You’ve probably heard of whooping cough, that horrible uncontrollable cough that commonly affects newborn children. It’s real name is Pertussis and it’s an extremely contagious infection …
A New Way to Protect Yourself from HIV
There are currently 25,000 people living with HIV in Australia, most of them gay and bisexual men. Until recently, condoms were the most effective way of …