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Almost one in ten HIV PrEP users report buying antibiotics for STI prevention, raising concerns over potential antibiotic resistance

An online community survey conducted in the UK shows that 9% of HIV PrEP users are buying antibiotics to prevent themselves from getting STIs. The survey results from 2019 were published in last month in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Those buying antibiotics were more likely to have had at least five condomless sexual partners… 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 »

Researchers crack age-old question if couples start looking alike over time

Maybe opposites attract, but an infamous 20th-century study posited that partners grow to look more similar to one other over time. However, new research has refuted the concept, debunking the theory laid out by the distinguished psychologist Robert Zajonc in the ’80s. Published Monday in the journal Scientific Reports, Stanford PhD candidate Pin Pin Tea-makorn… Read More »

NSW goes over a week without local cases

NSW will be looking to extend its streak of days with no community transmission of COVID-19 to nine on Sunday. There were 10,334 tests recorded in the 24 hours to 8pm on Friday with just one positive – a returned traveller in hotel quarantine. NSW has now gone eight consecutive days of zero community transmission.… Read More »