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Brazil confirms third Zika-related death - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Health authorities said Thursday they have identified a third death in Brazil linked to the Zika virus, but it is not clear if the disease was the sole cause.
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Human trials for Australian-made bionic spine to start next year

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Patients left paralysed by injury or illness could be back on their feet again, thanks to a breakthrough by Melbourne researchers who have designed a revolutionary bionic spine.
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WA salmonella cases not linked to lettuce

Sky News Australia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Five cases of salmonella in Western Australia are not linked to contaminated lettuce from Victoria, the health department says. A WA Health Department spokeswoman said although the local cases were the same, relatively common strain of salmonella, the ...
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Aust could be medical cannabis leader: MCG - ‎17 hours ago‎
Aust could be medical cannabis leader: MCG. SYDNEY, Feb 11 AAP - Australia could be a global leader in medicinal cannabis if proposed laws pass, a pharmaceutical firm says.
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What It's Like To Be A Young Woman At Risk For Zika Virus — & Have Few Birth Control Options

Refinery29 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pregnant woman Angelica Prato, infected by the Zika virus, is attended to at a hospital in Cucuta, Colombia, on January 25. Authorities in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Jamaica have advised couples to avoid pregnancy for the time being due ...
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Heart transplant patient dies after 30yrs - ‎7 hours ago‎
Heart transplant patient dies after 30yrs. The world's longest-surviving heart transplant patient has reportedly died in the UK at the age of 73, more than three decades after being told he had just five years to live.
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Science says these are the weight loss apps that actually work

Business Insider Australia - ‎20 hours ago‎
Australian scientists have kicked the tyres of weight loss apps and have decided which ones work and which are the best. The world-first research found many of the apps are inaccurate and based on poor science.
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Racing Victoria endorses ibuprofen rules

The Australian (subscription) - ‎12 hours ago‎
Brendan Cormick began his career as a messenger and then a racing form clerk at the Herald and Weekly Times. He has called races for radio in Bendigo and Perth, worked for the Sporting Globe and Sunday Press, and he has been with The Australian for ...
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Queensland researchers make super-thin condoms using native spinifex grass

ABC Online - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Australia's native spinifex grass can make latex strong enough to make hair-thin condoms without sacrificing any durability, according to researchers from the University of Queensland.
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New break-through diet helps diabetics gain control

Yahoo7 News - ‎11 hours ago‎
CSIRO researchers have developed a ground-breaking diet that should allow the nation's 800,000 diabetics to lose weight and reduce their medication levels.
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Researchers reveal inherited genetic mutations associated with ovarian cancer risk - ‎12 hours ago‎
Previous research has established a link between genetic mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to an increased risk of developing ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer in women.
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Oxygen study may reduce baby deaths - ‎22 hours ago‎
Oxygen study may reduce baby deaths. More premature babies could survive if their levels of oxygen are kept in the top half of the previously accepted range, says new research.
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Thyroid link to higher breast cancer risk - ‎19 hours ago‎
Thyroid link to higher breast cancer risk. Women with an overactive thyroid have an increased risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.

Researchers give type 1 diabetics new hope

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rosina Pavlovic isn't overstating things when she says her son Dane's diabetes dominates her life and that of her family. "It's huge, it consumes our life," she said.
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Antibiotic resistance growing menace in BRICS: Jim O'Neill

The BRICS Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
The urgent need to boost investment in development of new vaccines and other alternatives to antibiotics is the focus of a latest report released Thursday by a British government-commissioned review of the superbug threat.
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Tasmania will stand by oyster growers as POMS virus devastates the industry

Herald Sun - ‎11 hours ago‎
TASMANIA will stand by its oyster growers as they lay-off workers after the Pacific oyster Mortality Syndrome virus started devastating the industry, Minister for Primary Industries Jeremy Rockliff says.
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How Ethiopia Can Overcome the Worst Drought in 50 Years

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
Daniel Speckhard, a former U.S. Ambassador, is the President of Lutheran World Relief and a non-resident Senior Fellow with the Global Development and Economy program at the Brookings Institution.
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Yellow fever outbreak in Angola kills 37 - ‎13 hours ago‎
Yellow fever outbreak in Angola kills 37. A yellow fever outbreak in Angola has killed 37 people since December with eight new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the country's national director of health Adelaide de Carvalho says.
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Ant Colony Crawling Inside Girl's Head --- 1000 Ants Pulled From Ears So Far [Graphic Video]

The Inquisitr - ‎6 hours ago‎
When Shreya Darji, 12, goes to her school in western India, she has to cope with a bizarre quandary her classmates couldn't possibly understand.