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Qld says Melbourne’s a COVID-19 hotspot

A spike in COVID-19 cases in Melbourne has prompted Queensland’s health department to broaden the number of high-risk areas that force people into mandatory quarantine when returning from Victoria. Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young says the hotspots now include all 31 Local Government Areas in Greater Melbourne, as well as bordering areas of Murrindindi,… Read More »

More than 9,000 healthcare workers have contracted COVID-19 as of last week, CDC says

Healthcare workers who treat patients infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus are at risk of contracting the disease themselves due to frequent exposure and proximity to such patients. New figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detail the extent to which this is true, finding that 9,282 healthcare workers across the country are… Read More »

Human knee evolved in lockstep with osteoarthritis, Harvard study says

The human knee is a triumph of design. The joint, which evolved fairly rapidly from our common ancestor with the chimpanzee to accommodate bipedalism, likely contributed to our success as a species. However, as the human lifespan extended, the flaw in the design emerged: pain, in the form of osteoarthritis. In a new paper published… Read More »

So should we be wearing face masks? Health Secretary Matt Hancock says advice hasn’t changed

Health chiefs insist there is NO NEED for ‘well people’ to wear face masks –just hours before Donald Trump tells Americans they should wear them Mr Hancock said UK was still advising health people not to wear the face masks Comes despite US dramatically switching its stance on mask wearing overnight  It now advises all… Read More »