Elimination, eradication, and the myth of ‘living with’ a certain level of COVID-19

UNSW Sydney experts explain the epidemiology definitions you should know before tuning in to another COVID-19 press update—and the ones Australia needs to work on. Disease management terms like ‘elimination’ and ‘eradication’ have been used in press conferences and media coverage since the start of COVID-19. While these terms seem familiar, they are technical public health terms which mean something […]

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A rose-tinted cure:The myth of colored overlays and dyslexia

It is claimed that the use of colored filters and lenses can alleviate visual distortions for people with dyslexia. These overlays are simple translucent pieces of plastic which add color to text. But I believe they should not be recommended as a treatment or a form of support for people with dyslexia because there is a lack of convincing scientific […]

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Sitting is the new Smoking? This myth we need to dispel!

Countless recent publications claim that sitting is the new Smoking. From 2012 to 2016, the amount of media devoted to this subject has increased in 12 times. Moreover, the propagation of this myth also involved some respected academic and clinical institutions. However, an international team of researchers, based on the analysis of scientific data, has denied the allegation. Material published […]

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