When you’re feeling sick, your immune system is fighting to get you well again.
The white blood cells act as an army of fighting cells, protecting your body from bad cells known as germs. White blood cells can capture germs and even swallow them.
All Newstart recipients are eligible for other benefits too, but in many cases these are paltry.
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Yes, most jobseekers who receive Newstart payments are also eligible for other benefits. But in many cases this is just a few dollars a fortnight to help with expenses such as electricity bills.
Bulk-billing rates have been trending upwards for well over a decade.
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Yes, 86% of GP visits were bulk-billed in 2017-18, up from 82% when Labor was in power. But they also rose under Labor, while the percentage for "patients" seems to be lower than the percentage for "visits".
These strawberries are almost ripe!
Fruit ripening is all about plants getting animals to eat the seeds that are inside their fruits. This helps the plants get their seeds to somewhere new where they can grow into a new plant.
Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni announced a $2b housing scheme he said would create more affordable housing in the state.
Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni made the claim while announcing a $2 billion housing investment scheme. But is the claim correct?
Leader of the Victorian Greens Samantha Ratnam with the member for Melbourne Ellen Sandell.
Were the Victorian Greens correct about pubic school funding? We asked the experts to check the numbers.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has said Labor MPs disproportionately come from unions.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said "you can’t reflect society if 90% of your members of parliament were chosen from trade unions and worked in trade unions". Let's take a look at the numbers.
At the Victorian Liberal Party election campaign launch, Opposition leader Matthew Guy said Labor had presided over a law and order crisis.
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Victorian Opposition leader Matthew Guy said under Premier Daniel Andrews, 'Victoria has won the unenviable title as the state with the country’s highest rate of crime'. Is that right?
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Reason Party leader Fiona Patten, Opposition leader Matthew Guy and leader of the Victorian Greens Samantha Ratnam.
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With just over four weeks to go until the Victorian state election, we'd like to know which topics matter to you, and what you'd most like to see fact-checked. Here's how you can get involved.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended the Coalition’s spending on aged care services after announcing a Royal Commission into the sector.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the Coalition’s spending on aged care as preparations for a Royal Commission into the sector get underway. We asked the experts to crunch the numbers.
Senator Pauline Hanson says Australia’s immigration policy has led to “culturally separate communities” in Australian cities.
Senator Pauline Hanson raised concerns about immigration and social cohesion, saying 'more than a million people' in Australia 'cannot speak English well or at all'. Let's look at the numbers.
Senator Pauline Hanson.
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FactCheck requested sources and comment from Senator Pauline Hanson to support her statement about the number of people in Australia who can't speak English "well or at all".
Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann.
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Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann said corporate tax cuts in the US had led to 'stronger investment, stronger growth, a lower unemployment rate and higher wages'. Let's take a closer look.
FactCheck requested sources from Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann to support statements he made about the effect of corporate tax cuts on the US economy.
GetUp! national director Paul Oosting.
A social media post shared by GetUp! Australia suggested US real wages had dropped significantly following the enactment of Trump's corporate tax cuts in January. We asked the experts to check it out.
Shadow minister for finance Jim Chalmers, speaking on Q&A.
Was shadow minister for finance Jim Chalmers correct when he said that under the current Coalition government, net debt had doubled? We asked the experts.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson and deputy opposition leader Tanya Plibersek.
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Ahead of Saturday's crucial byelections, senior Labor Party figures have described a vote for Pauline Hanson's One Nation party as a vote for the Coalition. What do the records show?
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says Australia has ‘run away rates of immigration’.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said Australia is "the highest-growing country in the world", with population growth "double than a lot of other countries". Is that right?
Liberal MP Sarah Henderson, speaking on Q&A.
In addition to the jobs claim, Liberal MP Sarah Henderson said 65,000 new businesses had started in the last year, compared to the closure of 61,000 businesses in Labor's last year. Is that right?
Social researcher and author Rebecca Huntley, speaking on Q&A.
On Q&A, social researcher and author Rebecca Huntley said "about 30%" of homeless people have a job. Is that right?
It’s not the leading cause but it is the leading contributor.
Are claims that intimate partner violence is the leading cause of death for Australian women aged 18-44 substantiated?
FactCheck requested sources from the One in Three Campaign to support statistics quoted on its website.
Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher, speaking on Q&A.
On Q&A, Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said South Australia's high electricity prices were "the consequence" of Jay Weatherill's renewable energy policies. Is that right?
FactCheck requested sources from Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher to support statements he made about South Australian electricity prices and renewable energy policies.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and SA Best leader Nick Xenophon provided different narratives about youth populations in the state.
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In a South Australian leaders' debate, Jay Weatherill and Nick Xenophon disagreed over the extent to which young people are leaving the state in search of better opportunities. We asked the experts.