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Telstra wins contract for new National Cancer Screening Register

ABC Online - ‎15 hours ago‎
Telstra has been awarded a lucrative Federal Government contract to build and operate a National Cancer Screening Register, but health and privacy experts are concerned about the security of the data.
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Paleo diet more effective for weight loss than previously thought, research finds

ABC Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
The popular diet, known as the Paleo diet, is more effective for weight loss than following the recommended Australian dietary guidelines, research has found.
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Treated paper warns users of impending sunburn

Gizmag - ‎3 hours ago‎
As any dermatologist will tell you, it's important to know when to get out of the sunlight - or at least, when to apply more sunscreen.
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Painkillers For Back Pain Are Dangerous And Ineffective

Parent Herald - ‎May 25, 2016‎
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 24: Paracetamol tablets sit on a table on July 24, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. In a new study published in the prestigious medical journal, 'The Lancet' the most common pain reliever for back pain, paracetamol, does not ...
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Bowling Carnival Gets Supports

Fiji Sun Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
Geotech Drilling Fiji and Rena Distributors donated $5000 to the organisers of the South Pacific Bowling Carni... Take Part, Be Involved.
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Chemists closures will 'hit poorest areas hardest' with 3000 local pharmacies at risk - ‎7 hours ago‎
Plans to axe funding for local chemists will hit the most deprived areas the hardest, it was claimed yesterday. As many as 3,000 community pharmacies are at risk after the Department of Health announced it was slashing their funding by £170million.
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Harvard researchers unveil new Alzheimer's theory - ‎1 hour ago‎
Researchers at Harvard this week offered a new theory of Alzheimer's Disease that - if true - would upend our understanding of the disease and suggest new routes for treatment and prevention.

La Porchetta Supports the Moira Kelly Creating Hope Foundation

Business Franchise Australia & New Zealand - ‎1 hour ago‎
La Porchetta is delighted to announce its support for the newly formed Moira Kelly Creating Hope Foundation. Moira Kelly is renowned for her humanitarian work bringing to Australia children with serious health problems that their own doctors are unable ...
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Injectable sponges used for first time to stop soldier's bleeding

Fox News - ‎10 hours ago‎
A U.S. military surgical team used an innovative device to staunch the bleeding on a gunshot victim, RevMedx, the company that makes it, recently announced.
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Snake in toilet latches onto man's penis - ‎5 hours ago‎
A THAI man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a three-metre python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.
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Common pain and anti-inflammation drugs may slow cancer growth - ‎16 hours ago‎
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that one of the most widely prescribed pain and anti-inflammation drugs slows the growth rate of a specific kind of cancer in animal models and suggests the ...
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WHO says military and militia hospital attacks claimed 959 lives in two years

The Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
The wreckage of a vehicle at the site of a car bomb attack near a military hospital in Sana'a, Yemen. The WHO says nearly 1,000 people have died in such attacks since January 2014.
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Lower Levels of Hormone Spexin Associated with Childhood Obesity

Endocrinology Advisor - ‎7 hours ago‎
Researchers have discovered that a hormone called spexin is significantly lower in obese children compared with normal-weight children, as reported in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
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Heaviest baby in history puts Perth's giant newborn to shame

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎21 hours ago‎
A mother in India has given birth to a 6.8kg baby girl, putting to shame Perth baby whopper Ziad Kadic, who was born weighing in just under 6kg three weeks ago.
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Integrative Body-Mind Training helps reduce smoking - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that 15.1 percent of American adults smoked cigarettes in 2015, down almost 2 percent from the year before.
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FDA pressed by Congressmen to approve controversial Duchenne drug

Genetic Literacy Project - ‎9 hours ago‎
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As a crucial deadline nears for a closely watched regulatory decision, two Republican senators are urging the Food and Drug Administration to ...
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Childhood goes up in smoke for Indonesian tobacco farm workers

AsiaOne - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Thirteen-year-old Siti Maryam says she suffers headaches and nausea after harvesting tobacco leaves with her bare hands during four years of working on her family's farm in Indonesia.

Ruth - ‎2 hours ago‎
THIS is Henry Walter, a three-year-old toddler who loved his mum and dad and older sister Tilly, but above all else, adored his dinosaurs.
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New therapy may reduce stroke risk in severe sickle cell disease patients - ‎7 hours ago‎
Eleven-year-old Martin Mwita, of Omaha, has made more than 300 visits to health care facilities since he was a baby. Because of sickle cell disease, he's suffered three strokes and countless other health episodes.