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‘My words started to slip’: Women suffer worse after whiplash accidents

‘My words started to slip’: Women suffer worse after whiplash accidents

Whiplash injuries from small car accidents may affect people for longer than once thought, with women more likely to suffer long-lasting impacts.

  • by Mary Ward

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Vaccines will handle ‘all viral flavours’, early evidence suggests

Vaccines will handle ‘all viral flavours’, early evidence suggests

Preliminary evidence suggests vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna will provide slightly-weaker-but-effective coverage against new variants of COVID-19.

  • by Liam Mannix
COVID restrictions see more WA mothers turn to home births in 2020

COVID restrictions see more WA mothers turn to home births in 2020

Saskia Longuet-Higgins never considered giving birth to her second child Serayah anywhere but at hospital. But then the coronavirus pandemic hit.

  • by Lauren Pilat
Pfizer vaccine hubs to be created in major Melbourne hospitals

Pfizer vaccine hubs to be created in major Melbourne hospitals

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and from next month it will be distributed to high-risk groups including aged care residents and healthcare workers.

  • by Melissa Cunningham and Aisha Dow
When Jeff couldn't cut his steak, he knew something was wrong

When Jeff couldn't cut his steak, he knew something was wrong

Aged 55, Jeff Thurlow was shocked to receive a diagnosis of early onset dementia. He is one of a growing number of people with the condition.

  • by Mia Castagnone
‘Life and death’: new report shows dire conditions for remote Indigenous communities

‘Life and death’: new report shows dire conditions for remote Indigenous communities

Deputy mayor of Alice Springs Jacinta Price says the living conditions of Indigenous Australians in remote and regional areas should be a “national crisis” and that largely “tokenistic” changes like changing the Australian anthem are misdirected.

  • by Amelia McGuire
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No new COVID-19 cases in NSW as Victoria reopens to more of Sydney

No new COVID-19 cases in NSW as Victoria reopens to more of Sydney

NSW has recorded no new coronavirus cases for a fifth consecutive day, as the exclusion of previous cases led to the state's case total being revised downwards.

  • by Mary Ward and Jenny Noyes
National stockpile masks deemed 'defective' by medical watchdog

National stockpile masks deemed 'defective' by medical watchdog

Safety experts have called for an overhaul of Australia’s 'trust-based' mask regulations after hundreds of masks had their registration pulled following a government review.

  • by Liam Mannix
Inside the hunt for the northern beaches' elusive patient zero

Inside the hunt for the northern beaches' elusive patient zero

A month after the northern beaches cluster plunged Sydney back into lockdown, here's everything we know about patient zero.

  • by Carrie Fellner
'Outrageous': Parents shocked over NSW decision to hold kids alone in quarantine

'Outrageous': Parents shocked over NSW decision to hold kids alone in quarantine

Some children are being forced to isolate alone for up to two weeks in quarantine facilities with adults who have mutant strains of COVID-19.

  • by Carrie Fellner
Health watchdog probes thermometers amid inaccuracy concerns

Health watchdog probes thermometers amid inaccuracy concerns

In the past 10 months, the Therapeutic Goods Administration has received 44 complaints about the thermometers which often greet people at the entrance of shops, businesses, schools and childcare centres.

  • by Henrietta Cook