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Medicinal cannabis is legal in Australia

but people like Grace are still turning to the black market. By Sophie Kesteven and Michele Weekes for Life Matters, ABC AFTER GRACE* was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, she turned to medicinal cannabis. But accessing it through legal medical channels was a challenge: she faced long waiting times and substantial

Why are more bald men in hospital with coronavirus?

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The answer could hold a treatment. TWO SMALL STUDIES published recently suggested most men hospitalised with COVID-19 are bald, generating headlines around the world. While this may sound strange, science does offer a plausible explanation. Male pattern baldness is associated with high levels of male sex hormones called androgens. And androgens seem to

Don’t eat kangaroo ‘bushmeat’ and why

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Since COVID19 hit the global human community, it has become apparent even to governments, that eating wildlife is one sure risk factor for zoonotic (jump from animal to human) diseases. Bushmeat that is killed in unsanitary field conditions has additional risks for consumption by humans and their pets.  Here’s our

Hand-washing songs to get us through

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LOCALS SHORTIS & Simpson have turned their musical talents to creating a number of 'teaching' songs. The words are easy to learn and the music is thoughtfully provided as a downloadable pdf. HAND WASH SONGS   These are the six songs of approximately 20 seconds duration that John has written for people

EXPERT REACTION: Coronavirus — your questions answered

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Professor Allen Cheng, Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University has answered the following questions. On immunity / immunology Can we please have some commentary on herd immunity + the coronavirus?  It’s a big issue in the UK.   “It (herd Immunity) is

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