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Why is there a March being organized to support a new Australian play?

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Michael, on the March  Welcome to the Revolution When I was young I remember watching the news and seeing women burning their bras. It was a time when Germaine Greer was clearly our era’s Joan of...
will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?

Will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?

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While this research has merit, it doesn’t exactly tell us eating chicken reduces risk of breast cancer. From shutterstock.com You might have seen headlines recently claiming eating chicken reduces a person’s risk of breast cancer. These reports...
what is herd immunity and how many people need to be vaccinated to protect a community?

What is herd immunity and how many people need to be vaccinated to protect...

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The vaccine coverage needed for herd immunity varies from disease to disease. Ryoji Iwata/Unsplash The term herd immunity comes from the observation of how a herd of buffalo forms a circle, with the...
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Youth Sailing Program Helps Young People Navigate Life’s Challenges

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Balmoral Sailing Club, run by Jono and Sylvie Allen for the past 28 years, holds many programs and lessons that help young people navigate life’s challenges.  Learn to sail and school holiday programs are included...
media hype and increased testing: this year’s flu numbers are high, but there’s more to the story

Media hype and increased testing: this year’s flu numbers are high, but there’s more...

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The media suggests we’re in the midst of a horror flu season, but there are nuances to consider. From shutterstock.com Over recent months, the news has been saturated with headlines claiming we’re experiencing a “killer...
it’s a bad year for flu, but it’s too early to call it the worst ever – 5 charts on the 2019 season so far

It’s a bad year for flu, but it’s too early to call it the...

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The impact of the flu on a population can be measured by looking at figures including cases, hospitalisations and deaths. From shutterstock.com From early this year it’s been apparent the 2019 Australian influenza “season” was...

There are not many good news stories about suicide but this is one

There are not many local good news stories about suicide, but we are one of them. His name was Guy May. He was tall, talented and an actor who had been Neighbors, and he was...

We’re not just living for longer – but we’re staying healthier for longer, too

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Improvements in heart health accounted for more than half of the improvements in our overall health. From shutterstock.com In the 12 years to 2015, life expectancy in Australia increased by 2.3 years for men (to...

Around half of 17-year-olds have had sex and they’re more responsible than you think

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Australia’s teens get their sexual information from a variety of sources and seem to know a lot about STIs. Kevin Laminto/Unsplash Just under half of year 10 to 12 students have had sex,...