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Study questions surgical mask recommendation

A study comparing the effectiveness of surgical masks with respirators has challenged long-held beliefs about infection control. A UNSW research team drew from the data of two randomised controlled trials involving 3591 Chinese participants to test the efficacy of hospital ...

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Drawing test detects signs of Parkinson’s

A simple drawing test is being hailed by researchers as the first ever tool to diagnose Parkinson’s disease when there are no obvious physical symptoms. A team at RMIT University has developed new diagnostic software that analyses the way people ...

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Brisbane hospital cladding to be removed

Cladding on Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital will be removed after being deemed more flammable than initially thought. Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni and Health Minister Cameron Dick had previously assured that 24,000 square metres of cladding on the hospital ...

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