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Expert: Babies will fare well against COVID-19 if they are kept close to mum

A Western researcher has compared the potential health implications of COVID-19 for newborn babies, against the impact of being separated from their mother.


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Study finds platypus paddles in “surprising” Sydney waterways

A pilot study of one of Australia’s most elusive creatures, the platypus, has revealed they are living in unlikely, urban locations in Sydney.


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Opinion: Should all aged-care residents with COVID-19 be moved to hospital? Probably, but there are drawbacks too

COVID-19 is continuing to devastate Victorian aged-care homes, with 1,435 active cases now linked to the sector, and at least 130 residents having died.


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Opinion: ‘Uprooting, no matter how small a plant you are, is a trauma’: older women renters are struggling

Older women renters are struggling in an insecure and unaffordable rental housing market. A combination of high rents and low incomes leaves many living in substandard housing.


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Opinion: COVID-19 pandemic shows why infant formula donations are dangerous and how breastfeeding protects infants

When emergencies occur, including in the current COVID-19 pandemic, people want to help mothers and babies. Sometimes they respond by making donations of infant formula.


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Opinion: Don’t know what day it is or who said what at the last meeting? Blame the coronavirus

We are all living through a major historical event, a once-in-a-century pandemic that has radically changed how we work, learn, travel, socialise and spend our free time.



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