Month: April 2020

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The coronavirus ban on elective surgeries might show us many people can avoid going under the knife

As part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all elective surgeries across Australia have been temporarily cancelled. Elective surgery is non-urgent surgery people choose (elect) to have: things like cataract surgery, joint replacement, tonsillectomy, hernia repair and cosmetic surgery. There are more than two million hospital admissions involving elective surgery in Australia each …

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Regular exercise has long-term benefits for immunity – it’s important to stay active

People around the world are staying at home as part of social distancing measures to limit the transmission of the novel coronavirus. In some countries people are being encouraged to exercise once a day. However, there’s long been a public misconception that some forms of exercise can suppress the immune system, reducing the body’s ability to …

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