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Child Protection in Australia

Social workers can successfully work with most families that find themselves in trouble without taking their children away. Nadezhda1906/Flickr

Child protection: how to keep vulnerable kids with their families

After a long period of expansion in the number of children living in out-of-home care, most modern child protection systems around the world have been labouring to prevent such placements. Instead, they’re…

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Ebola

Different viruses have different incubation periods so some make you ill sooner than others. MIKI Yoshihito/Flickr

Viral incubation: why do bugs hide before they strike?

Health workers returning to their home countries after working in Ebola-affected areas are being asked to place themselves in quarantine for 21 days. This period is important because it’s the maximum time…

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