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vaccines don’t “bypass the immune system”

Vaccines don’t “bypass the immune system”

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. I frequently encounter anti-vaccers who argue that vaccines are bad because they are “unnatural”...
a covid-19 vaccine may come without a needle, the latest vaccine to protect without jabbing

A COVID-19 vaccine may come without a needle, the latest vaccine to protect without...

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Image: Shuttlestock Vaccines are traditionally administered with a needle, but this isn’t the only way. For example, certain vaccines can be delivered orally, as a drop on the tongue, or via a jet-like device. Vaccines that...
the budget must address aged care — here are 3 key priorities

The budget must address aged care — here are 3 key priorities

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Picture: Daniel Pockett/AAP Australia’s aged care system has produced a litany of failures: unpalatable food, poor care, neglect, abuse and, most recently, the tragedies of the pandemic. This should not come as a surprise. Poor regulation...
body fat deep below the surface is a toxic risk, especially for your heart

Body fat deep below the surface is a toxic risk, especially for your heart

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Image: Shuttlestock Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to forget one of the largest health challenges we face remains the global obesity epidemic. World Health Organisation data shows obesity has nearly tripled in less than 50...

Phytonutrients can boost your health. Here are 4 and where to find them (including...

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Image: Shuttlestock Coffee is regularly in the news for its potential health benefits and drawbacks. A review of the research found drinking a few cups of coffee a day was associated with a lower risk...
on the road to covid normal: the easing of regional victoria’s restrictions signals hope for melbourne too

On the road to COVID normal: the easing of regional Victoria’s restrictions signals hope...

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Image: Shuttlestock As of 11.59pm yesterday (September 16), regional Victoria took the third step out of COVID-19 restrictions, Premier Daniel Andrews announced today. According to the roadmap revealed last weekend, the move to step 3 in regional Victoria...

The rise of ultra-processed foods and why they’re really bad for our health

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Picture: Shuttlestock Humans (and our ancestors) have been processing food for at least 1.8 million years. Roasting, drying, grinding and other techniques made food more nutritious, durable and tasty. This helped our ancestors to colonise...
now everyone’s a statistician. here’s what armchair covid experts are getting wrong

Now everyone’s a statistician. Here’s what armchair COVID experts are getting wrong

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Image: Shutterstock If we don’t analyse statistics for a living, it’s easy to be taken in by misinformation about COVID-19 statistics on social media, especially if we don’t have the right context. For instance, we...
eat out to help out: crowded restaurants may have driven uk coronavirus spike – new findings

Eat Out to Help Out: crowded restaurants may have driven UK coronavirus spike –...

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Busy August, quiet September. EPA England is about to re-impose nationwide restrictions on gatherings to control the spread of COVID-19. This comes less than two weeks after the end of the government’s half-a-billion-pound scheme to get...
halting the oxford vaccine trial doesn’t mean it’s not safe – it shows they’re following the right process

Halting the Oxford vaccine trial doesn’t mean it’s not safe – it shows they’re...

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Image: Shuttlestock Only days after the federal government announced a A$1.7 billion vaccine deal to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to Australians in 2021, one of the two candidates has halted its phase 3 trials...