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People not immune to flu striking twice

With a NSW Health report confirming that 2017 is already its worst year for flu, people are being warned that due to different strains circulating the country there’s a chance they could get a second dose of flu. The NSW Health report ...

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Broken hearts can be fixed: research

To Canada where new research into organ tissue repair has been published… Broken hearts can be mended using an injectable tissue repair patch smaller than a postage stamp, research shows. The AngioChip consists of a biodegradable scaffold seeded with lab-grown ...

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Hearing loss expected to soar in Australia

The number of Australians affected by hearing loss is expected to soar within the next 50 years at great cost to the economy. Hearing Care Industry Australia has launched a report, developed by Deloitte Access Economics, on the social and ...

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Worst flu season, vaccinate now: experts

Australia is experiencing its worst ever flu season with the total number of cases so far exceeding 70,000. Experts are calling on everyone who hasn’t already had a flu shot to get it done to help prevent further cases. “It looks ...

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Action needed to fight rare fatal cancers

Australians diagnosed with a rare cancer are being failed by an outdated ‘one size fits all’ approach to research and clinical trials, a leading cancer researcher says Professor David Thomas, head of the cancer division at the Garvan Institute of ...

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New Royal Adelaide Hospital set to open

The new $2.3 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital is about to open its doors to its first patients. The hospital’s outpatient service will open on Monday 14 August 2017, less than a month before it starts treating emergencies and taking admissions. ...

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