• What You Need To Know About Japanese Encephalitis In Bali

    Aussie tourist hotspot Bali has been hit with an outbreak of a dangerous, mosquito-borne brain disease called Japanese encephalitis. Local health authorities have warned Australian tourists to be careful with their travel plans as more cases of the disease are reported. Here’s what you need to know if you’re in Bali, know people who are…

  • Death By Diarrhoea: Four Pathogens To Watch Out For

    Diarrhoeal mortality is decreasing by about 4 per cent per year, although the disease remains unacceptably rife, resulting in about 800,000 child fatalities worldwide annually. New research has found that the majority of cases are caused by just four pathogen types — Rotavirus, Cryptosporidium, ETEC and Shigella.

  • ACCC Needles Homeopathy Website For Anti-Vaccine Claims

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking a homeopathy website to court for claiming that the whooping cough vaccine is dangerous and ineffective. The consumer watchdog accuses Homeopathy Plus! of making misleading and deceptive statements that could lead to serious health risks for consumers.