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30 July 2021

Social distancing up but still inadequate to control outbreak

University of Sydney model released today finds if even 40 percent of the Greater Sydney population is vaccinated by mid-September, a stricter lockdown must continue until then.
30 July 2021

What psychology says about COVID non-compliers

People who purposefully breach COVID-19 regulations tend to share certain characteristics, finds a study of attitudes and behaviours in Australia, the UK, the US and Canada.
29 July 2021

COVID aside, how we manage our health needs to change

Without action, inequality in health is going to increase exponentially together with global warming and environmental degradation.
22 July 2021

'An entourage effect': new clues on how low-dose CBD products work

Research from the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics shows that hemp extracts deliver high concentrations of cannabinoid acids in mice due to a 'pharmacokinetic entourage' mechanism.
22 July 2021

No progress: Physical inactivity remains a global pandemic

Experts are calling for urgent action to improve physical activity worldwide, with research showing no progress in nearly a decade and that the Olympics are a missed opportunity to change health at the population level.
20 July 2021

How the science of wellbeing can help build resilience

From teddy bears in windows to panic buying, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown how crises can elicit different human behaviours. A University of Sydney expert is calling for a shift in thinking from 'me' to 'we' to bolster communities through the pandemic.
19 July 2021

Review of Australian COVID-19 research finds lack of collaboration and crucial gaps

Researchers are calling for improved national coordination of Australian COVID-19 trials, after analysis finds lack of data sharing and collaboration resulting in crucial research gaps.

16 July 2021

Study challenges overheating risk for pregnant women exercising in the heat

Pregnant women are at no greater risk of dangerous 'overheating' when exercising in hot weather compared to non-pregnant women, according to a world-first Australian study.
15 July 2021

Far more social distancing needed to control Sydney outbreak

For Sydney to see a sufficient drop in COVID-19 case numbers after one month, social distancing must be observed by over 80 percent of people, a model published today by Professor Mikhail Prokopenko reveals.
15 July 2021

Tokyo 2021: our experts on the Games and the impact of COVID-19

Tokyo 2021 will be unusual in many ways. Sydney researchers discuss the COVID-19 Games, and why the Olympics (mostly) go on, even in the toughest of circumstances.