What Does Pandemic Declaration Mean to Me?

an infographic of australia showing COVID-19 cases

What does Pandemic mean? Pandemic, from the Greek word pandēmos (pan “all” and demos “people”), is the term used by experts to describe a disease epidemic that has spread across a large geographic region or the whole world. But despite the fear the word evokes, “pandemic” refers to the spread of a disease, not its … Read more

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

dramatisation of irritable bowel syndrome with person touching their body

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic condition of the gut (bowel) that causes episodes of stomach cramps, bloating and either constipation or diarrhoea. Irritable bowel syndrome is a problem with how the bowel works. There is otherwise nothing wrong with the bowel. Irritable bowel syndrome may not cause harm to your body but can cause … Read more

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

graphical representation of the novel coronavirus

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses causing infection in humans and a variety of animals including birds and mammals such as camels, cats and bats. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, which means they can transmit between animals and humans. When animal coronaviruses evolve, infect people and then spread between humans, it can lead to outbreaks. The 2019-nCoV … Read more