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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Boosters urged amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Experts are renewing calls for people to get their COVID-19 booster dose in the wake of rising infections and hospitalisations. As new sub-variants of the...

Qld vaccine gives hope for mums and babies

There has been a major vaccine breakthrough in Queensland for a little known virus that may cause complications for unborn babies if their mother...

Australia joins pandemic preparedness fund

Australia will provide money as part of a new global fund to help protect countries against future pandemics. Speaking at a G20 virtual meeting, Health...

Falling healthcare rating points to crisis

Australians think the healthcare system is getting worse, as they grapple with long emergency department wait times, and being able to afford and access...

Right masks boost virus protection: study

Healthcare departments across Australia need to more selectively procure respirator masks to encourage stronger compliance among frontline workers, researchers say. The finding follows the federal government...

Long COVID not just for the super sick

Australians who experience only mild COVID-19 symptoms are just as likely to be heavily impacted by long COVID as those who suffer more severely. A...

Premiers to push PM for more health funding

Change in the nation's health system is about more than funding arrangements, according to Anthony Albanese, as state and territory leaders get set to meet...

COVID halted Aust injury hospitalisations

About 20,000 fewer Australians were admitted to hospital with injuries during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic as restrictions curbed movement, according to new...

NSW hospitals struggled amid Omicron surge

Patients in NSW faced longer waits for ambulances and care in emergency departments as the state grappled with the COVID-19 Omicron variant, according to...

Cancer-fighting virus tested in human

In the 2007 Will Smith blockbuster, I am Legend, an attempt to genetically engineer the measles virus into a cure for cancer touches off...
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