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As some Australian states and territories change over to daylight saving time in October, experts warn of the health and socioeconomic consequences of disrupting our body clocks (circadian rhythm). In the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic, one or more of these disruptors can be present. As some Australians remain  in lockdown due to the […]

New Australian research collating evidence from 25 individual studies of 2,295 participants worldwide has found that increasing whole grain consumption may improve some risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Published in the world’s most read scientific nutrition journal, the Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics1, the findings suggest that although whole grain […]

A world-first device to restore vision to the blind is being prepared for human clinical trials in Melbourne. Additional funding can help researchers establish an implantable device manufacturing facility to support the commencement of this clinical trial. It will also support further life-saving research into brain-controlled prosthetics. This project, more than 10 years in the […]

Narrative visualisation – data visualisations that use storytelling techniques – can help us understand the complex statistics and health findings of the pandemic, says UNSW expert. The pandemic has given prominence to an emerging field of data storytelling, says Dr Cameron Edmond from UNSW Art & Design. Narrative visualisation – data visualisation that uses storytelling […]

Leading wealth manager Atlas Advisors Australia has announced it will be welcoming applications from new investor migrants following the anticipated reopening of Australia’s Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) later this year. Executive Chairman of Atlas Advisors Australia, Guy Hedley said the Australian Government’s recent decision to allocate places for Significant Investor Visas and Investor […]

The lockdown has forced couples, friends and family to stay apart, and there are fewer chances to celebrate – but life goes on and we have no choice but to get innovative to express our feelings of joy and love. Let Yunan’s new song “Saath” be an open declaration of happiness and love !!! (that […]

The National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) today announced #GettingThroughThisTogether – a national conversation to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians as the uncertainty around COVID-19 continues. #GettingThroughThisTogether builds on the success of #InThisTogether launched in response to the pandemic in March, and acknowledges the continuing challenges for many Australians, as we navigate the […]

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is helping culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) patients, including those who speak Hindi, access care from a GP during the COVID-19 pandemic. It comes following GP concerns about CALD patients avoiding medical care due to fear of the COVID-19 virus, while also bearing the brunt of the […]

Another home video during lockdown… My mum told me off for not ironing my duvet covers before filming. Sorry Mama! Apologies to anyone who was offended lol 😉 Arjun English lyrics, music production and video by Arjun Original song credits: Song – Shayad Movie – Love Aaj Kal Starring – Kartik Aaryan Sara Ali Khan […]

With more than 80,000 participants across 137 countries, the rapidly growing Collaborative Outcomes Study of Health And Functioning During Infection Times (COH-FIT) has the power to reveal similarities and differences in how people are responding to the pandemic across the globe, and suggest how these may be influenced by age, gender, culture, rate of community […]

A 3D-visualisation of soap destroying the coronavirus is a poignant reminder that simply washing your hands can help stem the pandemic, UNSW academics say. “With the threat of the second wave upon us, simple hygiene is something everyone can do to prevent the spread of the virus,” says Professor Pall Thordarson, from UNSW Science. “Soap can destroy […]

Beja Beja is a romantic , drive song with Punjabi Pop influences that make it a delightful repeat listen. The song is composed, sung and written by Abeer Arora and the music is produced by popular British Indian composer, singer & filmy scorer Manj Musik, who has churned out chartbusters such as Laal Ghaghra from […]

Australians’ experiences of COVID-19 have played out over social media, with many using the platforms to express the highs and lows of life in lockdown as well as charting the focal points of the pandemic. An analysis from Monash University, released today, has revealed the needs and concerns of Australian social media users at various […]

The NSW Government will tighten COVID-19 restrictions around “higher risk” activities as the pandemic enters a new phase of community transmission. From 12:01am Friday, 24 July the following rules will be in force as NSW enters a state of ‘COVID normal’. · Compliance measures introduced to pubs will be extended to restaurants, bars cafés and […]

The NSW Government is urging bushwalkers to and other outdoor enthusiasts to conduct their activities with adequate planning and safety equipment, as record numbers visit the beautiful Blue Mountains National Park. Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott called for bushwalkers to ensure they took adequate safety equipment in case they needed assistance. “You […]