Moderna's human tests suggest its vaccine may 'neutralize' coronavirus

Moderna’s experimental coronavirus vaccine produced antibodies that could block the virus in early human trials, raising hopes in fight against pandemic Early results from human trials of Moderna’s vaccine candidate showed the shot produced antibodies capable of neutralizing the virus  The findings are from tests of the shot’s safety, however,…

New research finds ‘Dr. Google’ is almost always wrong

Many people turn to ‘Dr. Google’ to self-diagnose their health symptoms and seek medical advice, but online symptom checkers are only accurate about a third of the time, according to new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research published in the Medical Journal of Australia today. The study analysed 36 international mobile…

Dr. Pimple Popper Popped a 'Stalagmite' From a Patient's Ear

Usually when Dr. Pimple Popper makes a clever reference to the shape or texture of one of her latest pops, it’s food, and it’s delightfully gross. Her latest ear cyst has a new reference that’s just as spot-on. In her latest Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper — aka dermatologist and…

Origins of COVID-19 still a mystery

The highly-infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus is most ideally adapted to infect human cells—rather than bat or pangolin cells, according to new computer modeling. In a quest to find a vaccine or drug treatment for COVID-19, high-performance computer modeling has been used by Australian scientists to study the virus’s ability to target…

Why you should avoid overindulging in ice cream right now

Avoid ice cream? Say it ain’t so! Winter or summer, rain or shine, triumph or tragedy, everybody knows a girl’s true best friend isn’t diamonds, it’s Ben and Jerry’s. Not that men don’t enjoy it either, along with Haagen-Dazs, Baskin-Robbins, Dairy Queen… the only bad ice cream is no ice…

Excess coffee consumption a culprit for poor health

Cappuccino, latte or short black, coffee is one of the most commonly consumed drinks in the world. But whether it’s good or bad for your health can be clarified by genetics, as a world-first study from the University of South Australia’s Australian Centre for Precision Health shows that excess coffee…

Drug counterfeiters use fear of coronavirus epidemic

Drug counterfeiters are using the corona pandemic to make profits in Africa selling completely ineffective or even harmful medicines. In Cameroon and Congo, five different types of falsified chloroquine tablets have appeared in recent weeks, containing far too little active ingredient, or even completely different ingredients. The falsified medicines were…