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Looking for your COVID vaccine record?

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Here’s where you’ll find it and what else you’ll see WE'RE TALKING ABOUT vaccines more than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, debating the benefits of one manufacturer over another and sharing post-jab selfies, but do you know what else you’re vaccinated against? Most of us wouldn’t have had a

How are blood clots associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine detected and treated?

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By science reporter Gemma Conroy, ABC Health RECENTLY, a 52-year-old woman in New South Wales died of an extremely rare blood clot in her brain.  The blood clotting condition was likely linked to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).    ILLUSTRATION: Sebastian Kaulitzki, Dreamstime. It was Australia’s second post-jab death out of 3.3 million doses of AstraZeneca (which

The press conference as blood sport

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YOUNG ATHLETES ARE expected to answer the most intimate questions in a cynical and often predatory environment. On Monday night, after being fined and threatened with expulsion, Osaka quit the tournament altogether. Meanwhile her stance has been universally scorned by the print media, who as we know have traditionally been the

Going to the beach this Christmas?

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A blue-ringed octopus bite is rare but potentially deadly. Here’s what you need to know. AARON HODGSON was collecting shells on a beach just south of Newcastle with his two young daughters when something unforgettable happened. He was holding a bunch of shells in his hand when he felt a slight sucking

How much plastic would you like with your tea?

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The hidden plastics in Twinings, Tetley and Yorkshire teabags BRITISH PEOPLE are known around the world for their love of tea, with 100 million cups consumed across the UK every day. But Britons may want to think twice about which brand they buy after tests revealed that Twinings, Tetley and Yorkshire Tea bags

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

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