Entries by Dr. Farhan Shahzad

Lockdowns and Quarantine make Australia a Pandemic Success Story

As much as no-one would ever want to spend two weeks in hotel quarantine with no ability to venture outside, or months under strict lockdowns, it is these severe preventative restrictions that have allowed countries including Australia to eventually suppress the spread of the COVID-19 virus and pandemic. In particular, Melbourne, Victoria endured some of […]

Impact of Lockdowns on Australians’ Mental and Physical Health

The extreme life changes that have been thrust upon the world by the COVID-19 lockdowns have taken a considerable toll on our physical and mental health, without discrimination. Children, adolescents, adults and the elderly have all been challenged by factors including social isolation, boredom and loneliness, unemployment, financial instability, school and business closures, state and […]

Australian Timeline on COVID-19

On the 3rd of January 2020, China officially notified the World Health Organisation (WHO) of an outbreak of viral pneumonia of unknown cause (Xinhuanet 2020). Cases and deaths around the world rose astronomically over the coming days and weeks, specifically in China. By January 25, a man from Wuhan, China who had flown to Melbourne on 19 […]

Challenging Traditional Views of Health & Treatments of PAIN

History has long presented a dominating Medical Model of Health since the 18th Century, and the idea that science could cure all illness and disease has remained a core element of modern medicine. The Medical Model of Health measures health simply by determining if a disease is present or not (Community Development and Heath Network 2018). However, this underlying […]

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