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My Health Record website changed over misleading vaccine advice

The federal health department has changed its My Health Record website after users were told misleading advice on how long they should wait between first and second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation recommends people who get the AstraZeneca vaccine wait 12 weeks between their first and second doses.… Read More »

Redgate Software takes over from PASS and commits to the future of the Summit, SQLSaturday and the community

Redgate Software confirmed today that it has acquired the assets of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), which ended operations on January 15, and will revive the Summit, continue SQLSaturdays, and make available the library of content and training sessions. For 21 years, PASS represented a global community of over 300,000 professionals who use… Read More »

Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »

One new NSW case as ire over borders grows

The Queensland government’s “ridiculous” decision to keep Sydney on the border blacklist has enraged tourism operators, who say there is little point reopening only to parts of NSW. The premier state recorded no new virus cases on Friday and only a single new infection on Saturday but the sustained trend of low cases wasn’t enough… Read More »

Hand sanitiser recalled due to concerns over safety issues

There has been a recall issued by the Department of Agriculture on a batch of hand sanitiser. The notice has come due to fears prolonged use may cause dermatitis, eye irritation, upper respiratory system irritation and headaches. Virapro Hand Sanitiser (PCS 100409) has been removed from the ‘Biocidal Product Register’. A statement from the Department of Education… Read More »