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Chickenpox vaccine significantly curbing childhood infection

Introduced to Australia in 2005, the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine has substantially reduced the incidence of this common childhood infection, according to a new report. Communicable Diseases Intelligence examined the impact of the chickenpox vaccine administered to children at 18 months of age. Pre- vaccine availability, Australia had an estimated 240,000 chickenpox cases each year, including…

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Peter Mac streamlines cancer treatment planning with deployment of Varian solution

Varian is today (Wednesday, October 3, 2018) announcing the installation of a cloud-hosted deployment of the Varian Eclipse™ treatment planning system and Velocity™ oncology imaging informatics system across five Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac) sites in Victoria, Australia. Peter Mac is one of the world’s leading cancer research, education and treatment centres. It operates…

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New report card on Aussie blokes health + wellness

Findings from a bodyandsoul-commissioned YouGov Galaxy survey released Sunday, September 2, 2018 provide some quirky insights into the current state of Aussie men’s health and wellness. According to the online survey, which captured responses from more than 1,000 men Australia-wide: 68 per cent of respondents had undergone a blood pressure check and 59 per cent…

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Every drop counts – World Water Week 2018

This week is the World Water Week (WWW) Forum 2018 and this year’s focus is on ‘Water, ecosystems and human development’. Every year, WWW provides a platform for over 300 organisations to consider the latest research and encourage new thinking and positive action towards water-related issues worldwide.  Around 1.1 billion people around the world do not…

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