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Paxlovid is Australia’s first-line COVID antiviral but Lagevrio also prevents severe disease in over-70s

Analysis of Victoria’s winter COVID wave found Paxlovid and Lagevrio reduced the risk of hospitalisation and death. The results were better for Paxlovid, but not everyone can take it.
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Direct-acting antivirals can cure hepatitis C and prisons are now leading efforts to eliminate the virus

Direct-acting antivirals can cure hepatitis C in eight to 12 weeks. But while the rate of uptake in Australia has slowed, a greater proportion of those undertaking treatment are in prison.
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Private obstetric care increases the chance of caesarean birth, regardless of health needs and wishes

We looked at almost 300,000 births and found those mothers in the private system were more likely to have a caesarean – even if they didn’t really want or need one.

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