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Mobility scooters injuries climb

Mobility scooters injuries climb

May 15, 2016

Mobility scooter related trauma has increased in the past five years, according to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), prompting calls for better training and scooter lanes on busy roads. Dr Edward...

14-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant

14-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant

April 25, 2016

As friends and family mourn the loss of a Victorian schoolboy who died after inhaling deodorant, his cousin said the “funny, quirky” footballer with a beautiful laugh should not have died the way...

Push for women to get on their bike

Push for women to get on their bike

April 18, 2016

Women are being encouraged to start peddling as new figures show that despite the growing number of riders cycling into the city only 20 per cent are female. The push has come from new data that shows...

Doctors fear rise of Victorian disease

Doctors fear rise of Victorian disease

April 1, 2016

They were diseases once associated with the Victorian era, but now illnesses such as measles, whooping-cough and scarlet fever are making a comeback. Thanks to modern medicine these afflictions are...

Dank loses part of $10 million defamation case

Dank loses part of $10 million defamation case

April 1, 2016

A NSW Supreme Court jury of four has found sports scientist Stephen Dank acted with "reckless indifference" to the late Jon Mannah’s life by giving him dangerous peptides that may have triggered...

“Losing the battle” as heat records rise

“Losing the battle” as heat records rise

March 17, 2016

Chief Scientist of Australia Dr Alan Finkel says that we are “losing the battle” with climate change, after the release of NASA data reporting that February had the highest average global surface...

Growing concerns over supplement safety

Growing concerns over supplement safety

March 15, 2016

The safety of herbal therapies has come under scrutiny after it was revealed that the consumption of supplements has caused as many as six cases of organ failure since 2011. Western Australian man Matthew Whitby was given two weeks to live after ta...

‘A huge mistake,’ as Sharapova announces doping bombshell

‘A huge mistake,’ as Sharapova announces doping bombshell

March 8, 2016

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has shocked the sporting world by announcing she has been provisionally suspended from the sport after testing positive to the banned substance Meldonium at the Australian...

Whole foods? The group that wants you to eat root to stalk

Whole foods? The group that wants you to eat root to stalk

March 6, 2016

Want to eat like a king on a student budget? That's the goal of one organisation, which is leaving thousands licking their lips and counting their spare change. Young Food Movement Australia (YFMA),...

‘Outrageous’ eyeball tattooing too dangerous: specialist

‘Outrageous’ eyeball tattooing too dangerous: specialist

March 1, 2016

It seems the latest body trend could potentially have the ability to permanently ruin your eyesight. Who would have thought that tattooing your eyeballs could actually be dangerous? The procedure is also...

Medical marijuana shift puts focus on WA

Medical marijuana shift puts focus on WA

October 23, 2015

Victoria will become the first state to legalise locally grown medical cannabis to be used to help people suffering in extreme medical cases, under a move by the state government. From 2017, medical...

Social networking ‘contributes to preventing Alzheimer’s’

Social networking ‘contributes to preventing Alzheimer’s’

October 21, 2015

Facebookers rejoice, researchers believe that social networking can contribute to preventing Alzheimer’s disease. As people get older, the risk of the illness can increase; for those over 40, the...

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