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One out of four ICU patients in Orange County has COVID-19; state reports 430,000 cases, 470 deaths this week

3 days ago   |   By Orlando Sentinel

Cases and deaths increased this week in Florida as the omicron surge continues, according to the Florida Department of Health.
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The Entire Healthcare System Is on the Brink of Breakdown

The Entire Healthcare System Is on the Brink of Breakdown

3 days ago   |   By MedPage Today

America's hospitals and health systems are seeing rapid increases in inpatient and ICU admissions as the Omicron wave of COVID-19 sweeps the nation. With more than 55 million total cases to date in our country and a heartbreaking...
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Victoria records 25,526 new COVID cases as fourth vaccine dose remains an option

3 days ago   |   By Sydney Morning Herald

Authorities are weighing up whether a COVID-19 vaccine that specifically targets the highly mutated Omicron variant will be needed in Australia to stem an outbreak currently infecting tens of thousands of people a day.
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NSW records 48,768 new COVID cases and 20 deaths as police confirm Hillsong won't be fined

3 days ago   |   By Sydney Morning Herald

Police said they had decided not to issue a fine to the religious organisation after videos of attendees singing and dancing without masks at a youth camp sparked public outrage.
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Tuberculosis vaccine could assist future COVID-19 vaccine development

3 days ago   |   By ScienceDaily

A computational biologist is reporting that the tuberculosis vaccine, which could be associated with a reduced number and/or severity of COVID-19 cases, could assist future COVID-19 vaccine development.
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First study to detect Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 in maternal bloodstream and placenta in cases of stillbirth and pregnancy complications

3 days ago   |   By ScienceDaily

Data indicate that pregnant women with COVID-19 had an increased risk for stillbirth when the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was the dominant strain in the United States. Researchers identified the Delta variant in the blood and placentas of several women with COVID-19 who had stillbirths and pregnancy complications.
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Even in mild cases, many older adults face mobility issues after COVID-19

Even in mild cases, many older adults face mobility issues after COVID-19

3 days ago   |   By Healio

Middle-aged and older adults with confirmed, probable or suspected COVID-19, even mild cases, experienced worsened mobility and functioning outcomes following infection, according to findings published in JAMA Network Open.
“The risk for mobility problems with COVID-19 was higher for older people, those with multiple chronic conditions, lower income, living in an apartment or condo , low physical activity and higher nutritional risk,” Marla K. Beauchamp, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University in Canada, told Healio.
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Security of housing tenure key to determining pension amount

Home ownership is a key Centrelink consideration in determining a person's capacity for self-support in retirement. Read more ...

The children's show where making a mess is part of the fun

The young and young at heart are invited to run amok in Sydney Festival's interactive family show at Carriageworks. Read more ...

Pythons, replica AK-47s, scorpions: an Australian short film with bite

What does it take to make a short film on a budget in Indonesia? Audacity, ingenuity and a guy on the ground. Read more ...

Specialist mental health unit failures exposed by patients

Patients say they've been placed in unsafe environments, often far from home. Read more ...

‘We won't mistreat them': Serbian President says of visiting Aussie athletes

Serbia's President says his country will not take out their anger with the Australian government for the deportation of Novak Djokovic on Australia's teams visiting the country... Read more ...

Are the new postbiotic pills the real key to better gut health?

Are the new postbiotic pills the real key to better gut health?

With postbiotics, there's nothing alive to be killed off. That means postbiotics provide the nutritional benefits in an easily absorbable form that the body can use straight away. Read more ...

Evidence that monoclonal antibodies can reduce COVID-19 mortality

Researchers prevent evidence on the efficacy of neutralizing monoclonal antibodies in treating COVID-19. Read more ...

DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

DR MARTIN SCURR: One in four of us over the age of 50 will suffer shingles - it is much less common in younger people because as we age our immune system weakens. Read more ...

This library has wowed the internet. But where is it from?

The image may look familiar. It rises again just about annually, of a library that has been attributed over the years to authors including Umberto Eco and buildings in Italy... Read more ...

Hospital visits cut back, tents set up as emergency departments fill

Two people are now allowed in hospital wards, Health Minister Yvette D'Ath announced on Tuesday, to limit the COVID spread. Read more ...