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Digital ‘health passport’ trials under way to aid reopening of borders – The Guardian

CommonPass aims to create common standard proving a traveller is Covid-free or vaccinated

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A new digital health passport is to be piloted by a small number of passengers flying from the UK to the US for the first time next week under plans for a global framework for Covid-safe air travel.
The CommonPass system, backed by the World Economic Forum (WEF), is designed to create a common international standard for passengers to demonstrate they do not have coronavirus.
However, critics of similar schemes point to concerns over the sensitivity and specificity of the tests in various count…

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Women’s Cancer Support Group is there for those experiencing cancer treatment | The Times | Victor Harbor, SA – Victor Harbor Times

Women’s Cancer Support Group is there for those experiencing cancer treatment.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as always, the community supports all events held to raise funds to fight cancer.
Carol Philp has been undergoing her own personal battle against the dreaded disease and is part of the Women’s Cancer Support Group, which is an arm to the not-for-profit Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation.
“Cancer is not the end of the world, but for many of us it can prove to the the most difficult fight of our lives,” Carol said.
“Our Women’s Cancer Support Group ensures…

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New staging system can inform treatment decisions for non-metastatic prostate cancer – News-Medical.Net

Doctors and biostatisticians at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have led the development and validation of a staging system to better predict outcomes…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 23 2020
Doctors and biostatisticians at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have led the development and validation of a staging system to better predict outcomes and inform treatment decisions for men diagnosed with non-metastatic prostate cancer.
Although it is one of the most common cancers worldwide, prostate cancer remains one of the few major cancers for which the familiar, numerical staging system -; ranging from stage 1 to stage 4 -; has not…

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‘Smoking epidemic’ linked to four of top five causes of death last year – Sydney Morning Herald

Coronary artery disease remains the leading cause of death in Australia, while dementia-related deaths are on the rise as the population ages.

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Almost 170,000 Australians died last year, with four of the top five causes of death linked to smoking and dementia-related deaths on the rise as the population ages.
Australian Bureau of Statistics data on the causes of death showed the number of deaths increased by 6.8 per cent to 169,301 in 2019.
Dementia was the second-highest cause of death in 2019 at 15,016 and is now the leading cause of death in women.Credit:SMH
Ischaemic heart disease, or coronary artery disease, remained the leading cause…

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