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Pfizer preferred for <50s due to AstraZeneca blood clot risk

12 April, 2021 by Lauren Davis

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be the preferred choice for Australians under the age of 50, due to rare but serious blood clotting side effects.

Vaccinate the globe or pay, warns Oxfam

09 April, 2021

Oxfam has warned that wealthy countries must facilitate cheaper mass-produced COVID-19 vaccines to protect every person in the world to avert an economic catastrophe.

What we can do to protect ourselves from new COVID-19 strains?

09 April, 2021 by Amy Sarcevic

With a tendency to mutate being a hallmark of any pathogen, what can we do to protect ourselves from the threat of more deadly COVID-19 strains?

New cell-based flu vaccine to be rolled out this month

07 April, 2021 by Amy Sarcevic

This winter, for the first time, a new cell-based flu vaccine will be introduced in Australia, in a bid to boost the efficacy rates of national immunisation programs.

COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce postoperative deaths: study

01 April, 2021

Vaccinating surgical patients ahead of the general population has the potential to help avoid thousands of postoperative deaths linked to the virus.

Callington Netbiokem DSAM+ Hospital Grade Disinfectant Cleaner

01 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Callington Haven Pty Ltd

Callington's Netbiokem DSAM+ Hospital Grade Disinfectant is formulated for use in healthcare facilities for broad-scale infection control.

Oxair addresses global oxygen supply shortage

01 April, 2021

In response to global shortages, Oxair is spreading the word about its off-the-shelf solution — Oxygen Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) systems.

Measuring damage to equipment from cleaning and disinfection products

31 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Reynard Health Supplies

When choosing a cleaning or disinfection product for a healthcare facility, one of the factors taken into consideration is the compatibility of the product with the equipment or surface.

Identifying concussion from rugby players' spit

29 March, 2021

Researchers have identified distinct chemical 'signatures' for concussion in the spit of elite male rugby players.

Pandemic maternity care leaves partners and midwifery students most isolated

29 March, 2021

Curtin University research has documented the varied experiences of people involved in receiving and providing maternity care during the pandemic.

National Asthma Council Australia urges asthmatics to get vaccinated

29 March, 2021

Updates to the Australian Asthma Handbook will help health professionals advise patients with asthma during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Report reveals room for improvement in care after abdominal surgery

26 March, 2021

The report reveals that almost half of abdominal surgery patients in Australia feel they were not given adequate, helpful or accurate information for post-operative recovery.

Australian Cancer Atlas update highlights geographical disparities

24 March, 2021

The update means the resource now includes latest national data on how cancer diagnosis and excess death rates vary by geographical area across Australia.

UQ discovery could reduce chemo side effects

23 March, 2021

University of Queensland pain researchers have made a discovery that could let future cancer patients avoid chemotherapy's worst and most debilitating side effects.

Pausing the vaccine rollout will claim, not protect, lives, says Professor

22 March, 2021 by Amy Sarcevic

Countries that have opted to pause the AstraZeneca vaccine amid unsubstantiated blood clotting fears are actively choosing to end lives, according to Professor Bruce Thompson.

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