Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS: * The prime minister has given up on giving all Australians their first vaccine doses by the end of October, conceding it may not happen until next year despite the government doubling its order of the Pfizer vaccine. * Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said the updated AstraZeneca vaccine advice had forced… Read More »

How ‘excess deaths’ show COVID’s real impact, and point to better ways of combating pandemics

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Canada Canada and most other countries have seen significant rates of ‘excess deaths’ during the pandemic — many more people dying than the average for previous years Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: Apr 09, 2021  •  2 days ago  •  5 minute read  •  405 Comments According… Read More »

Essential Reads: Atypical Antipsychotics and Breastfeeding

Despite the increasing use of the newer “atypical” or second-generation antipsychotic agents to treat a spectrum of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, PTSD and other anxiety disorders, we have relatively little data on the use of these newer atypical agents in breastfeeding women.   All medications taken by the mother are excreted into… Read More »

‘I found out that I actually have two vaginas while giving birth to my son’

An American mum has become an online sensation after taking part in a TikTok challenge about things doctors have “completely ignored when there was clearly something wrong”. Mum-of-two, Brittany Jacobs, revealed that she had always had a suspicion that something wasn’t quite right with her, as she’d had two very painful periods every month, sex… Read More »

Is Matcha Tea Safe During Pregnancy?

For the sake of their future born’s safety, pregnant women try to give up on anything potentially harmful – cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, fatty foods, too much sugar, the list goes on. To compensate for the lack of guilty pleasures, mothers-to-be usually turn to more acceptable options, one of the most popular these days being Matcha… Read More »