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They're portable, scalable, and easy to use — and most importantly, can deliver a result in just 15 minutes. COVID-19 rapid tests, though considered less accurate than the widely used PCR tests, offer the possibility of testing more people with fewer resources in less time. - abc.net.au
Amid reports of delayed rollouts and questions on the efficacy of a rushed vaccine, Brendan Murphy says Australia is in a ‘very strong position’ with its two purchase agreements. - racgp.org.au
The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated into a ‘syndemic’ for people with chronic illnesses, a new UNSW study analysing data from low and middle-income countries shows. - newsroom.unsw.edu.au
Breast implants may trigger multiple symptoms including autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, gastritis and other debilitating conditions. Macquarie University's Professor Anand Deva is doing more research to find out why. - lighthouse.mq.edu.au
New findings by researchers at the UBC Faculty of Medicine are set to change international treatment recommendations for people with newly diagnosed HIV — an update that could affect nearly two million people per year worldwide. - hospitalhealth.com.au
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