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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

Sometimes I need sleeping pills. Why can‘t I ask for them?

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Doctors shouldn’t be consigning their patients to one kind of hell in order to avoid another SOMETIMES I CAN’T sleep. I have nightmares. I’m woken by the sound of a slurred shout before I realise I’m making it, then toss around in increasingly frustrated rearrangements of sheets and limbs until 5am. Bad

We hadn’t thought of that: how to avoid bushfires

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(and maybe make a stock market killing) Our friends in Northern California sent this report of their local electricity supplier’s ingenious method to guard against bushfires caused by downed or carelessly placed power lines. “We went all summer with no major fires locally (a great thing). Of course, this may have been

What spoil sports we are for the Festive Season!

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Does one drink a day damage your health? You’ve no doubt heard the common wisdom that a drink at the end of a long day does you good. Maybe it’s the antioxidants in wine you swear by, or the relaxing qualities of a beer. Perhaps just the taste makes you feel better. But

Greta Thunberg’s La Vagabonde voyage

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How an Aussie family meet the girl behind a climate movement By Briana Shepherd, ABC News THE AUSTRALIAN COUPLE who sailed Greta Thunberg across the Atlantic for the UN COP25 climate summit say people would be shocked to see how human and vulnerable the teen climate activist is. ABOVE: Riley Whitelum, Nikki Henderson,

Aged-care royal commission has had a third of the coverage of banks‘ bad behaviour

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It doesn’t add up “A sad and shocking system that diminishes Australia as a nation”. “Inhumane, abusive and unjustified”. “Cruel and discriminating”. After 10 months of hearings and investigations into aged care, Commissioners Lynelle Briggs and the late Richard Tracy listed the most shocking findings in their interim report on Thursday: death from septicaemia

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