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Flu deaths hit 300 as ‘peak’ passes

About 300 people have died from the flu this year but experts believe Australia’s “moderately bad” season has probably already hit its peak. The flu season started early this year after a mild one in 2018, leading to significantly higher numbers of influenza cases than usually experienced by this point. Influenza expert Professor Robert Booy… Read More »

Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveals

Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in decades, according to a new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s WONDER database. A similar analysis was first conducted by the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, a non-profit gun… Read More »