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Victorian emergency departments during COVID-19: overall presentations down but assault, DIY injuries up – The Conversation AU

Comparing presentations to Victorian hospital emergency departments in May 2020 to those in May 2019 reveals some important differences.

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COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria have had a marked effect on how and where we spend our time. For many people, home has become the workplace, and for most school-aged children, home is also the classroom.
We compared Victorian emergency department presentations in May 2020 to those in May 2019 and found this extra time at home has affected the rates at which people are presenting to hospital with injuries and the types of injuries theyre presenting with.
Importantly, overall presentations to …

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In vitro testing suggests effective novel drug combinations for SARS-CoV-2 – News-Medical.Net

A recent study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in September 2020 shows the value of drug combinations to enhance the therapeutic and preventive effica…

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Every year, emerging and re-emerging viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2, MERS-CoV, Zika virus, Ebola virus, influenza A virus, and Rift Valley fever virus surface from natural reservoirs to infect, disable, and kill people. Today, the number of people infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to rise, with 30.9 million recorded infections and a global death toll nearing 1 million.
The high expense and delay associated with drug development is a significant de…

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Dementia diagnoses system ‘outdated’ – Inside Ageing

A leading dementia expert has called for greater use of contemporary neuroscience techniques for diagnosis instead of the “outdated” symptom-based system. Speak…

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A leading dementia expert has called for greater use of contemporary neuroscience techniques for diagnosis instead of the outdated symptom-based system.
Speaking at the 2020 International Dementia Conference, which started today, the University of Edinburgh Director of the Centre for Dementia Prevention Professor Craig Ritchie said better treatments, earlier diagnosis and risk modifications would be available if the condition were…

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This Video Shows Just How Easily COVID-19 Could Spread When People Sing Together – Gizmodo Australia

Production of the reality TV show The Masked Singer was shut down last month after several crew members were infected with COVID-19. It’s one of several example…

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Production of the reality TV show The Masked Singer was shut down last month after several crew members were infected with COVID-19.
Its one of several examples of COVID-19 transmission associated with singing around the worldsince March, prompting some jurisdictions to ban group singing altogether.
In New South Wales, for example, choral singing is banned and there are no-singing rules at weddings and nightclubs.
Now our new study, which included filming droplets and aerosols emitted when so…

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