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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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More salmonella cases linked to Vic salad - ‎12 hours ago‎
More salmonella cases linked to Vic salad. The number of suspected salmonella cases linked to lettuce from Victoria has risen, with 144 reported cases around Australia.
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Racing Victoria keeps drug-free racing a priority in state

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
COMMENT. Signoff, who finished fourth in the 2014 Melbourne Cup, returned to racing on Boxing Day and was successful but later returned a positive swab to ibuprofen.
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Aust could be medical cannabis leader: MCG - ‎13 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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University of Sydney reveals the best apps for weight loss - ‎13 hours ago‎
THE best apps for weight loss have been ranked by experts from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre in a world-first study of their accuracy and scientific basis.
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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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Zika-carrying mozzies detected at Brisbane airport last year - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
February 06, 2016: A growing number of Australians are now confirmed to have contracted the Zika virus with a Brisbane child and a Gold Coast woman among the latest.
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Oxygen study may reduce baby deaths - ‎18 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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Low-carb diet improves diabetes control: study

SBS - ‎7 hours ago‎
People with type 2 diabetes who followed a very low carbohydrate diet needed less medication, say researchers. On average, the diet and exercise program led to a 40 per cent reduction while some participants in the study managed to cease their ...

Bid for 'creative precinct'

Latrobe Valley Express - ‎12 hours ago‎
The need for a Performing Arts Centre in the Latrobe Valley has shifted keys to a multipurpose 'Creative Precinct' in the hope to secure State Government funding.
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Superbug review says more vaccines needed to reduce antibiotic use

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
LONDON More use of vaccines would reduce the need to use antibiotics and help fight the rise of drug-resistant superbug infections, according to a British government-commissioned review of the threat.
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Thyroid link to higher breast cancer risk

Herald Sun - ‎15 hours ago‎
Women with an overactive thyroid have an increased risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Hyperthyroidism is a relatively common condition which occurs when there is too much thyroid hormone in the body.
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Oyster disease: Industry says Tasmanian POMS outbreak spreads to Bruny Island

ABC Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
A deadly oyster disease threatening the Tasmanian industry has spread to a sixth growing region, the peak body says. Oysters Tasmania's Neil Stump said Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) was now confirmed at Bruny Island and warned farmers to ...

Modbury Hospital doctors' open letter opposes SA Government's Transforming Health plans

ABC Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
Thirty doctors at Modbury Hospital, in Adelaide's north-east, have written an open letter to the Health Minister and SA Health, warning the State Government's Transforming Health plans for the facility will lead to treatment delays and higher risks for ...
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Yellow fever outbreak in Angola kills 37 - ‎9 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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Disabled parker angry after nasty note - ‎15 hours ago‎
A YOUNG Sydney lung transplant recipient has taken to Facebook to hit back at a woman who left an anonymous note on the car she was in berating her for parking in a disabled spot.
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'World's Heaviest Teenager' Finally Walks After Dropping 700 Lbs.

Yahoo Parenting - ‎21 hours ago‎
At his highest weight, Khaled Mohsen Al Shaeri weighed 1,345 lbs. and hadn't left his bed for three years. In 2013, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia ordered that he be hospitalized for treatment.
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Healthcare experts cautiously on alert for Zika virus - ‎10 hours ago‎
Guam healthcare providers are on alert for the Zika virus, which has recently spread to American Samoa, Tonga, and the Americas, including Brazil.