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COVID-19: How it happened

We take a look at how the global pandemic began, how it spread, and how countries responded. The COVID-19 pandemic came to light on 31 December 2019 with an alert to the WHO China office, and the speed with which ...

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Saliva tests reveal level of meth use in ED

There’s a good chance that nurses at the Royal Melbourne Hospital who encountered a threatening patient in the emergency department were dealing with someone who had taken methamphetamine. Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health tested saliva from patients ...

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Researchers issue cancer overdiagnosis warning

Australian researchers have renewed concerns that people are increasingly being diagnosed with cancers that will do them no harm if left undetected or untreated, following new research into five cancer types. Lead author Professor Paul Glasziou, from Bond University, looked at data ...

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