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Hassan Vally

Hassan Vally

Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology, La Trobe University

I am an epidemiologist with considerable experience in the analysis and interpretation of health data. My interests span both infectious diseases and chronic disease epidemiology and I have published over 50 peer-reviewed articles. I coordinate the Master of Public Health Program at La Trobe University and I teach the subject Epidemiology and Demography into this Program.

Should we be worried about our pet cats and dogs getting COVID?

Aug 08, 2022 05:55 am UTC| Health

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID, originated from bats and then, probably after passing through an intermediary host, gained the ability to infect humans. Many new viruses that emerge in this way, like...

Should we give up on COVID-zero? Until most of us are vaccinated, we can't live with the virus

Aug 22, 2021 01:04 am UTC| Health

Were currently in the midst of one of the most challenging times during the pandemic in Australia, and were all struggling. Frustration with the situation is at an all-time high and questions are being raised about all...

Should I wear a mask on public transport?

Jun 13, 2020 11:05 am UTC| Life Health

As restrictions ease, many Australians will be wondering if its worth wearing a mask on the bus, train or tram to reduce their risk of being infected with coronavirus. When Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth...

Is this study legit? 5 questions to ask when reading news stories of medical research

Oct 12, 2019 08:42 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

Who doesnt want to know if drinking that second or third cup of coffee a day will improve your memory, or if sleeping too much increases your risk of a heart attack? Were invested in staying healthy and many of us are...

Cycle, walk, drive or train? Weighing up the healthiest (and safest) ways to get around the city

Aug 27, 2018 15:26 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

There are many ways to get around a city. You can drive a car or ride a motorcycle. In many cities you have the option of public transport. And of course if you live close enough to where you are heading you can get around...

What's most likely to kill you? Measuring how deadly our daily activities are

Feb 25, 2017 12:58 pm UTC| Life

Its always distressing and tragic when we hear a report of shark attack. But what is the actual likelihood of dying due to a shark encounter in Australia? How concerned about this are you as you go swimming? How concerned...

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Economy

The packaging brings to life the creative development process of the films in a behind-the-scenes exploration of the James Bond archives.

The Macallan will come up with a commemorative James Bond 60th anniversary Scotch whisky, which is bottled in six different packages, representing the six decades of 007s movies. According to Macallan, the packaging...

The new character would appear in stores, on the M&M’S website, and on some limited-edition packaging.

MMS is adding a first new character to the mix of spokecandies in 10 years, the purple peanut MM, which would not be included in regular MM bags to be sold. According to Jane Hwang, Global Vice President of MMS, Purple...

The NPS has been focusing on anthocyanins, the antioxidant-rich pigments that give blackberries and blueberries their signature shades.

The US Department of Agriculture approved the genetically modified purple tomato to extend its shelf life and boost nutritional quality almost 15 years after its development. According to biochemist Cathie Martin, she...

Sky will carry Jets programming such as ‘One Jets Drive’ and ‘Flight 2022.’

The New York Jets have agreed to a new partnership with Sky Sports to air dedicated team programming and content throughout the 2022 season. Last year, the National Football Leagues Jets were one of six franchises to...

The Bulls have 1.4 million supporters in France.

The Chicago Bulls have tapped agency giant Sportfive to work on increasing their digital and social media presence ahead of the teams trip to Paris for the NBA international series in January 2023. In France, there are...

Politics

Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.

The British opposition Labor Party leader Keir Starmer has called for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans to cut taxes and increase borrowing. Starmer said that the government should recall parliament...

The White House announced during its summit on hunger, nutrition, and health that the private sector has made $8 billion in pledges to combat the issue.

US President Joe Biden announced this week that the private sector had pledged $8 billion to fight hunger in the country. Hundreds of millions of dollars would be spent on ensuring meals after lawmakers failed to extend...

US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."

Protests continue in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the countrys Morality Police. A US-based Iranian journalist said Aminis death marks a tipping point for Iran. Speaking with...

The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.

Afghanistans acting Commerce and Industry Minister said the insurgent group has signed a provisional deal with Russia to supply gas, diesel, and wheat. This comes as the ministry is looking to diversify its trading...

Science

Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone payments after successfully passing key stages of the development and approval cycle.

South Koreas Celltrion Inc. will jointly develop and work on the market release with Abpro Corp. of the US on a breast cancer treatment candidate ABP 10 Under the deal, Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone...

Current Canadian and American management efforts do not go far enough to decrease entanglement hazards and encourage the recovery of the North Atlantic right whale.

The Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch program added the American red lobster, caught in both US and Canada to its red list. Other species also added to the list are the snow crab, Atlantic rock crab, and others that...

The microscope unit, which also manufactures industrial endoscopes and x-ray analyzers, will be transferred to Bain on January 4, subject to antitrust regulatory approvals in Japan and elsewhere.

Olympus had agreed to sell its microscope unit to private equity firm Bain Capital for $3.1 billion as it speeds up the overhaul of its business portfolio to focus solely on medical technology The microscope unit, which...

The research team discovered that steamed mealworms emit a strong, corn-like odor, and when grilled or fried, they gave off a shrimp and frying oil-like scent.

South Korean researchers from Wonkwang University have developed a new process that uses edible insects to create meat-flavored seasoning. The research team came up with 98 volatile compounds with varying amounts of...

The resulting thermoplastic resin could be purified through a distillation process to make food-grade potassium lactate.

Wind turbine blades could eventually be recycled into gummies according to a Michigan State University professor, This was discussed during the American Chemical Societys fall conference, which kicked off in Chicago...

Technology

Samsung could be removing the camera bump on all Galaxy S23 models

Samsung is still a few months away from launching its next lineup of flagship Galaxy phones. But it is not too early for Galaxy S23 leaks to start appearing online. A series of image renders were released recently,...

Ubisoft delays ‘Skull and Bones’ launch to March 2023

The saga of Skull and Bones getting delayed continues even though Ubisoft said its development is already completed. Instead of launching this year, the pirate game will now arrive in early 2023. Ubisoft ended the Skull...

CD Projekt Red announced it had already sold 20 million copies of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’

The string of good news for the developers of Cyberpunk 2077 continues as CD Projekt Red announced a major milestone on Wednesday. In under two years, 20 million copies of the game had been sold worldwide. Over 20...

Amazon launches Kindle Scribe, its first e-reader with reading and writing functionality

Amazon held its fall product launch event on Wednesday, where the company announced its first e-reader with notetaking functionality. Aptly named Kindle Scribe, the device will also ship with a stylus pen that never needs...

Netflix subscribers can now set up a unique username for their games

Netflix Games gained a new feature on Wednesday that allows subscribers to create a unique username that will be displayed in their games. The streaming giant also appears to be adding social features to multiplayer games...
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