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  • South Australian woman charged with being IS member

    23 May 2017 5:59 AM

    A South Australian woman has been charged with being a member of the terrorist organisation Islamic State. Australian Federal Police and South Australian Police say the 22-year-old was arrested on Tuesday after an operation run by the South Australian Joint Counter Terrorism Team. They allege the woman has cultivated relationships with Islamic State

  • Calls for blood donors as supply slips

    22 May 2017 9:56 PM 9

    People with O-negative and O-positive blood types are being urged to roll up their sleeves and give blood as the nation's reserves slip to two days' supply. As winter approaches and more people are affected by colds and flu, the Australian Red Cross blood service is calling on 8,000 donors to come forward in the next fortnight to help prevent a shortage

  • Measles warning: Unvaccinated child contracts disease overseas sparking Victorian health alert

    22 May 2017 9:14 AM 9

    Health authorities have urged passengers on a flight from Indonesia to Melbourne earlier this month to seek urgent medical attention after an unvaccinated child was diagnosed with measles. The three-year-old was admitted to hospital after arriving at Melbourne Airport on Garuda airlines flight GA 716 from Jakarta at 9:20am on May 13. Acting Victorian

  • High air pollution may disrupt your sleep: study

    22 May 2017 5:34 AM 8

    Washington, May 22 (PTI) People who live in areas with high levels of air pollution are up to 60 per cent more likely to suffer a bad nights sleep, a new study warns. "The study indicates the possibility that commonly experienced levels of air pollution not only affect heart and lung disease, but also sleep quality," said Martha E Billings, assistant

  • Trigg cafe Yelo wins legal battle

    22 May 2017 5:11 AM 11

    Yelo Cafe has won its case against the City of Stirling's allegations that it breached planning regulations. The Trigg institution has been something of a victim of its own success, with the size of the crowds it attracts provoking some complaints, and investigations by the council. Magistrate Richard Bayly reportedly commented in court on Monday the council

  • 'Unknown drugs': Teens in hospital after overdose at Gold Coast car park

    22 May 2017 2:31 AM 10

    Two teenagers have been taken to hospital after a suspected drug overdose at a Gold Coast carpark. Paramedics were called to Mal Burke car park on Hicks Street, Southport, just before 11am after a group of teenagers were reportedly under the influence of "unknown drugs", according to a Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman. Two teenagers were transported

  • Young brothers lose both parents to cancer within weeks

    22 May 2017 1:55 AM 11

    Two Melbourne boys have been orphaned after both their parents died from cancer within two months of each other. Julia Watts, 47, lost her battle with breast cancer on 10 March this year, and then her husband Jason, 45, passed away from B cell lymphoma on 15 May. Their sons Dylan, 13, and Connor, 10, are now living with their paternal grandparents, with the rest of their

  • Man critical after bashing at party south of Brisbane

    21 May 2017 5:35 AM 10

    A man who went home after he was savaged bashed at a party south of Brisbane has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition. Police say five men attacked the 37-year-old in the front yard of a Beenleigh home, where a party was being held on Saturday night. Others who were at the party intervened to stop the vicious assault and the attackers fled. "The man returned

  • Thai officials rescue obese monkey 'Uncle Fat' to help him lose weight

    19 May 2017 9:05 PM 12

    A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey, nicknamed "Uncle Fat" by locals, after photos of the animal started circulating on social media last month. Wild monkeys roam free in many parts

  • Could eating THIS diet prevent blindness as you get older?

    19 May 2017 2:18 PM 21

    New research has discovered that switching from a high-glycemic (GI) diet to a low-glycemic diet can stop the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study by Tufts University found that for the same amount of total carbohydrate, high GI foods release sugar into the bloodstream more rapidly than low GI foods. High GI foods include