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Call for earlier indigenous heart checks

Health experts are dropping the recommended age Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should have their heart checked from 35 to 18. Indigenous nurse Vicki Ward says the move is about finding heart disease risks in young Aboriginal people sooner. Ms Ward said it was easy for indigenous Australians to be “fatalistic” about their heart… Read More »

HIV vaccine trial failure is a “wake up call” for southern Africa, say researchers

Gus Cairns talks to Linda-Gail Bekker and Glenda Gray about the future of HIV vaccine research “We have an answer – the regimen simply didn’t work. It feels really grim, though, today.” This was the immediate and heartfelt reaction of one of the principal investigators of the first large-scale HIV efficacy vaccine trial to be launched for… Read More »