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Study finds reductions in hospital admissions for childhood infections during first year of pandemic

4 days ago   |   By News Medical

During the first year or so of the covid-19 pandemic, there were dramatic reductions in hospital admissions for common and severe childhood infections in England, most likely due to social distancing measures, school and workplace closures, and travel restrictions, finds a study published by The BMJ today.
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Africa CDC in talks with Pfizer for COVID treatment pill

4 days ago   |   By ABC News

The director of Africa's Centers for Disease Control says the organization is talking to Pfizer about bringing its COVID-19 treatment pill to the continent, which has just passed 10 million cases
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South Korea gets first supply of Pfizer's COVID-19 pills

5 days ago   |   By ABC News

South Korea has received its first supply of Pfizer's antiviral COVID-19 pills to treat patients with mild or moderate symptoms
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Sydney smashes January humidity records as La Nina nears its peak

Sydneysiders have been experiencing humidity levels up to 85 per cent in the mornings and dew points equivalent to those in Darwin. Read more ...

Thompson loses marathon, wildcard O'Connell celebrates win

Jordan Thompson fell in a brutal Australian Open five-setter against American Steve Johnson to continue a tale of hope and heartache for Australian men in the first round. Read more ...

Paying extra to NHS bosses does not boost quality of hospitals, study suggests 

Paying extra to NHS bosses does not boost quality of hospitals, study suggests 

Employing more health managers or paying them higher salaries does not improve the quality of NHS hospitals, a study suggests. Read more ...

All Starved: NRL clubs concerned about releasing players for All Stars

Club boss have expressed concerns about releasing players for the All Stars game and will seek detail from the NRL about their COVID protocols on Friday. Read more ...

Omicron: a deep dive into the data

The science on Omicron is starting to settle, so what does it reveal about the new dominant strain's infectiousness, mortality and vaccine resistance. Read more ...

PM tells Australians to disregard George Christensen over ‘dangerous'...

Scott Morrison has urged parents to ignore Mr Christensen, a member of his own government, after labelling his calls for parents not to immunise their children as “dangerous”. Read more ...

Tennis Australia board backs Tiley, admits ‘lessons to learn' from Djokovic saga

Chair Jayne Hrdlicka said the saga had been “a significant distraction for everyone, and we deeply regret the impact this had on all players”. Read more ...

In Arkansas, Trans Teens Await an Uncertain Future

Even as the medical community grapples with how best to provide care to transgender adolescents, some states seek to ban it outright. Read more ...

Khawaja and Lyon poised for BBL returns ahead of blockbuster final round

Test stars Usman Khawaja and Nathan Lyon have returned to the BBL franchises ahead of key matches on Wednesday. Read more ...

Norovirus sickens more than 120 in Slovenia; contaminated packaging suspected

Norovirus was the cause of more than 120 illnesses in late December 2021 in Slovenia, according to findings of an investigation. The National Institute of Public Health , the... Read more ...