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Could green tea help to combat COVID?

Swansea University researchers are investigating how humble green tea could yield a drug capable of combating the coronavirus.

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Have you put your life in safe hands?

On World Elder Abuse Day, Australia's long-standing age discrimination commissioner Dr Kay Patterson tells why we must ensure we have this protection mechanism in place.

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The COVID problem experts say must be accepted – and corrected

In the open air, the virus is diluted and dispersed, but inside tiny particles can linger, spread and build up to dangerous levels, experts warn.

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Blueprint for when the next coronavirus strikes – and in which year

Something similar to COVID will happen again, says Professor Carl Kirkpatrick, and he even estimates when.

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Government, agencies warn of black market COVID vaccine offers

Parliament opens an inquiry into vaccine fraud as rollout issues create perfect environment for black marketers.

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New vaccine set to join rollout, but not for over-50s

Government announces order for 25 million doses of the Moderna jab as vaccination target dates continue to blow out.

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Pandemic technology boosts trust in government

The Trust Imperative 2 report finds that using pandemic technologies has boosted public trust in government.

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Monoclonal antibodies useful for fight against COVID variants

A monoclonal antibody 'cocktail' could prove a game changer for COVID-19 prevention after a trial found it reduced the risk of coronavirus transmission by 81 per cent.

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Study finds dogs can detect COVID-19 with 96 per cent accuracy

Specially trained detection dogs can sniff out COVID-19-positive samples with 96 per cent accuracy, says a proof-of-concept investigation from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Key to helping the immune system respond best to a COVID jab

Exercise can help boost the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccinations and reduce the risk of side-effects, researchers say.

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When a ‘deep clean’ is ordered, what actually happens?

It's unclear how many cases of COVID-19 are acquired through surface transmission, but a careful cleaning of surfaces is important. Here's how that happens.

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What people who have received AstraZeneca say about the side-effects

Half of those who receive the vaccine will experience side-effects, say officials. These recipients describe the impact.

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