The CODE Update – 8 July

Priscilla Robinson View the latest spreadsheet here Worldwide, there are still in the region of 300,000 people identified as having … More

The CODE Update – 27 May

Priscilla Robinson Click here to view the latest spreadsheet This has been a mostly much slower week in COVID-19 land, … More

Timely COVID warning for millions of hay fever sufferers

With the arrival of spring, millions of Australians will experience the familiar sneezing, runny eyes and itchy throat associated with hay fever. As was experienced when COVID-19 took hold earlier this year in the Northern Hemisphere, with warming weather and higher pollen counts there’s a growing concern that the symptoms of coronavirus may be confused with hay fever.

Alcohol and young Australian women: a not so healthy mix

Increasingly, young women have become a higher risk group due to a combination of factors. A new study just released in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health aims to fill the gap from previous research, and in particular the alcohol related harm that may increase from ‘pre-loading’ and heavy episodic drinking (HED) amongst young Australian women.