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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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Army nurse leads new research into PTSD

A new study into the intimate relationships of Australian Army personnel sent to war zones will reveal the triggers most likely to cause marital breakdown and help to prepare couples for the unique challenges of deployment. Brisbane nurse and Queensland ...

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