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  • 1000 mice expose food folly

    20 November 2013 7:28 AM 113

    The key, Professor Stephen Simpson says, is for people to think about food as food and to seek a healthy balance between protein, carbohydrates and fat. Too much of one for too long can make you fat and unhealthy, or even thin and unhealthy, says Prof Simpson, academic director of the new $500 million Charles Perkins centre set up at the University of Sydney

  • Aussies are dying on organ lists: expert

    20 November 2013 6:49 AM 133

    NEARLY 100 Australians will die this year because of an organ-donor shortage, a leading physician says. Despite a rise in the donor rate, people die while waiting for a lung, liver or heart. "We are working hard to close this gap," said Professor Jeremy Chapman, who is hosting 560 specialists from 42 countries at a conference in Sydney. Australia was still

  • NSW parliament passes bill enabling NDIS

    20 November 2013 5:31 AM 115

    PEOPLE living with a disability in NSW will have greater choice by 2018, with a bill passing state parliament that enables the national disability insurance scheme (NDIS) to take effect. Disability Services Minister John Ajaka said the passage of the bill on Wednesday was a great moment for people with disabilities, their families, carers and care workers

  • Walkerville Council investigates whether Dr Death clinic has proper approvals

    20 November 2013 4:00 AM 119

    Doctor Philip Nitschke demonstrates the use of his suicide machine to cancer sufferer Cath Ringwood while in Tasmania for the euthanasia debate in parliament. WALKERVILLE Council will investigate whether euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke's Gilberton clinic has the right planning approvals. Dr Philip Nitschke - the man dubbed Dr Death - has opened