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Families at centre of major coronavirus outbreak in Casey and Dandenong broke lockdown restrictions – 9News

Families who broke lockdown are at the centre of a major coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne's south-east, with 34 cases across five households detected.

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The dementia that can be cured – The Guardian

There are more than 200 subtypes of dementia. And researchers have found that in one, confusion and memory loss can be treated. But the trick is to spot it…

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When John Abraham began to lose his mind in late 2019, his family immediately feared the worst. Abraham had enjoyed robust health throughout retirement, but now at 80 he suddenly found himself struggling to finish sentences.
I would be talking to people, and all of a sudden the final word wouldnt come to mind, he remembers. I assumed this was simply a feature of ageing, and I was finding ways of getting around it.
But within weeks, further erratic behaviours started to develop. Abrahams family recall…

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COVID-19 causes some patients’ immune systems to attack their own bodies, which may contribute to se … – Australian Times

Across the world, immunologists who retooled their labs to join the fight against SARS-CoV-2 are furiously trying to explain why some people get so sick while others…

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Matthew Woodruff, Emory University
Across the world, immunologists who retooled their labs to join the fight against SARS-CoV-2 are furiously trying to explain why some people get so sick while others recover unscathed. The pace is dizzying, but some clear trends have emerged.
In autoimmune diseases, circulating antibodies destroy an individuals own tissues. JUAN GAERTNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images
One area of focus has been the production of antibodies powerful proteins capable of disabling…

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How CBBC’s ‘Dr Xand’ learned surviving Covid isn’t child’s play – The Guardian

TV presenter and medic tells of his own illness, government failures and how to win over the anti-vaxxers

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Best known as half of the twin-presenter duo of CBBCs Operation Ouch!, Dr Xand van Tullekens impeccable credentials a medical degree and qualifications in public health and tropical medicine have also seen him front documentaries on everything from male suicide to the science of dating. But earlier this year he found the tables turned when he caught Covid while he and his brother Chris were making a programme on the pandemic.
Being a doctor didnt stop him panicking. I was properly anxious, and frightened…

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