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  • Victoria meningococcal rise prompts warning

    29 October 2017 11:57 PM 11

    A significant jump in meningococcal cases has prompted Victorian authorities to urge teenagers to get vaccinated against the potentially fatal disease ahead of summer. Victoria has experienced a 40 per cent spike in people diagnosed with the bacterial disease, jumping to 73 cases so far in 2017, up from 52 cases at the same point last year. The disease

  • 'It's devastating': Mum of three appears to be latest victim in horror flu season

    29 October 2017 11:48 PM 16 1

    It was just a runny nose and she put off going to the doctor, her family recalled, thinking her flu symptoms would soon pass. But within days, the mother-of-three had collapsed at home and needed to be admitted to the Northern Hospital's intensive care unit. She was treated for the flu and pneumonia, but her condition continued to worsen until she died on Friday

  • Younger women who are underweight may be more prone to early menopause

    29 October 2017 3:01 PM 13

    Some women reach menopause much earlier than others, often for reasons unknown. Might weight be a factor in this? The researchers analyzed data on 78,759 women, all pre-menopausal and most in their mid-30s at the start of the study, which spanned about 22 years. In that time, 2,804 women reached menopause before age 45, which is considered early. All of the women

  • Townsville Will 'Walk For Prems' This Weekend

    27 October 2017 11:55 PM 15

    Each year in Australia almost 48,000 babies are admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) and Special Care Nurseries (SCN). The Walk for Prems, now in it's 8th year is the largest premature and sick infant event in Australia. The aim of the event is three fold: * To celebrate the lives impacted by premature birth: not only those children who have gone on to live happy

  • Teen sexting: One in five asked to send nude pics

    27 October 2017 5:39 PM 12

    Almost one in five Kiwi teens have been asked for nude, or nearly nude pictures, in the last year. But only 4 percent of people between the ages of 14 and 17 have sent them. "A lot of people are being pressured to do it, yes, a lot of people know somebody who's done it, but only a small percentage of young people have actually done it." The survey also found

  • Two new cases of meningococcal disease in WA

    27 October 2017 10:11 AM 14

    The Health Department has confirmed a young child and a young adult have been diagnosed with meningococcal disease and are recovering in different hospitals. The cases are not linked and both victims were infected with different kinds of meningococcal bacteria. The department said it had identified 'close contacts' of the recent victims and had provided

  • Five ACT players set to feature at Canberra International

    27 October 2017 10:11 AM 19

    ACT export Alison Bai will have an extra two days to prepare for the Canberra International after the 27-year-old was given a wildcard to the main draw. Bai is one of five Canberrans who could feature in the men's ATP US$75,000 and women's ITF US$60,000 tournaments which kick off at the Lyneham Tennis Centre this weekend. Teenage talent Lisa Mays has earned

  • Take a patient-centred approach to treating cataracts, says NICE

    27 October 2017 9:00 AM 11

    The decision to have cataract surgery should be based on whether the patient thinks surgery is right for them, says NICE in new guidance. The guideline provides advice for patients and ophthalmologists to help them decide when surgery is appropriate, taking into account how the condition is affecting a patient’s sight and their quality of life, the benefits

  • Taste for carbs linked to waist size

    27 October 2017 3:02 AM 16

    How sensitive a person is to the taste of complex carbohydrates could influence the size of their waistline, Australian researchers say. A Deakin University study - published in the Journal of Nutrition - has shown those with a 'taste sensitivity' to carbohydrates maltodextrin and oligofructose - commonly found in bread, potatoes and rice - ate more and had larger

  • Father found dead after boat capsized off Queensland coast

    26 October 2017 9:52 PM 23

    A 73-year-old man has died despite his son’s efforts to keep him afloat after their boat capsized off the central Queensland Coast. The man's 40-year-old son was winched to safety after he managed to get a distress beacon from the coast and activate it about 5.45pm, near Bailey Island, off the coast of Mackay. The son was taken to the Mackay Hospital