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SA looks to lead on vaccine take-up rate

South Australia will bid to have the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the country as its rollout continues for frontline workers and the vulnerable. SA began administering the Pfizer vaccine on Monday with 150 people receiving the jab at Royal Adelaide Hospital and another 50 at Flinders Medical Centre. Tuesday will see about the same… Read More »

A promising discovery could lead to better treatment for Hepatitis C

Virologists at Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) have identified a critical role played by a cellular protein in the progression of Hepatitis C virus infection, paving the way for more effective treatment. No vaccine currently exists for Hepatitis C virus infection, which affects more than 130 million people worldwide and nearly 250,000 Canadians.… Read More »

Beneficiaries’ lack of Medicare knowledge could lead to dissatisfaction in plans

More than two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries find their insurance confusing and difficult to understand, according to a recent survey by MedicareAdvantage.com, which also revealed that many don’t grasp basic insurance terminology. The study sample included 1,000 respondents enrolled in Medicare and took place over August 17 to 19. Participants were quizzed about topics ranging from… Read More »

What can poor diet lead to

About 60 million US children spend time in early care and education facilities or schools. Being overweight puts people at risk for developing a host of disorders and conditions, some of them life-threatening. Fast Facts 1 in 4 infants is exclusively breastfed through 6 months of age. The best sources of calcium are found in… Read More »