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Clinical trials to begin on two new COVID-19 vaccines developed by Melbourne researchers

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Clinical trials are set to begin on two new COVID-19 vaccines being developed in Melbourne that researchers say may improve immunity to the The two vaccines were created by researchers at the Doherty Institute and Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS). The trials will assess the effectiveness of the vaccines as a fourth dose...

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COVID pills, a holy grail vaccine and 'immune fitness': Why there's a virus 'recalibration' coming

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Kerry Chant probably summed it up best: "All of us just want COVID to be gone." The NSW Chief Health Officer was speaking at a press conference earlier this month and said while the idea of the virus vanishing was not possible, 2022 would be a year of "recalibration". All states and territories in Australia are now li...

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COVID-19 rapid antigen self-tests that are approved in Australia

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The TGA has approved the following COVID-19 self-tests (home use tests) for supply in Australia from 1 November 2021. Please refer to the instructions on how to use each test (that are provided in the table below) for further information on what sample types the test can be used with (e.g. nasal swab or saliva). The TGA's performanc...

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Could mass testing for COVID-19 prevent Australia's next coronavirus lockdown?

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Austria, Slovakia and Luxembourg have done it. China shut down an entire city to do it as well. Mass testing of an entire population to detect both symptomatic and non-symptomatic coronavirus infections has also been trialled by some cities in the United Kingdom. There is a school of thought that conducting such large-scale health screenin...

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China’s Inactivated COVID-19 vaccine candidate is safe and provokes immune response, say preliminary clinical trial results

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A new study published in The Lancet on Thursday found that an inactivated vaccine candidate, called BBIBP-CorV, was safe and provoked an immune response in healthy individuals. This is the first study of an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine to include participants over 60 years of age. The BBIBP-CorV vaccine is being developed by the Beijing Ins...

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Coffee drinkers have healthier gut microbiotas

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New research suggests that heavy coffee drinkers have healthier compositions of bacteria in their guts. More and more research is unpacking the health benefits of drinking coffee. Drinking just one cup may fight off unhealthy fat, ease inflammation associated with obesity, or even protect the brain into old age. Furthermore, drinking at least...

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Cancer-causing menthol Is 1,600 times stronger in E-Cigs than traditional cigarettes

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A carcinogen banned by the (US) FDA as a food additive is present in high amounts in some menthol- and mint-flavored e-cigarette liquids. Menthol and mint-flavored e-cigarettes can contain a chemical known as pulegone. A study found that e-cig users were exposed to high levels of this chemical. Some menthol- and mint-flavored e-cigaret...

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Chronic pain sufferers 'not believed', with most saying they face stigma over the condition

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  Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. Video: 'It's put significant strain on my relationship and affected all parts of my life' (ABC News) Related Story: Cannabis does not reduce chronic pain, major study finds Related Story: Chronic p...

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Call for aged care to reflect “pivotal” role of nurses to deliver quality care

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Nurses are pivotal to the delivery of care in aged care and the sector needs to better support them to use their full scope of practice, the head of the national professional organisation for nurses in health and aged care has said. Australian College of Nursing CEO Kylie Ward said she was “extremely concerned at the diluting of the s...

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