August 25, 2011

Australian farmers up in arms at threat from imported New Zealand apples - Courier Mail

Australian farmers up in arms at threat from imported New Zealand apples - Courier Mail:


Australian farmers up in arms at threat from imported New Zealand apples
Courier Mail
Fruit growers rally in Shepparton to voice their concern over the importation of NZ apples and the chance of disease. Video: Stuart McEvoy IF THE fire blight doesn't get you, the dreaded European canker or leaf-curling midge will, unless of course, ...

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Australians wanted for global Parkinson's study - Aged Care INsite

Australians wanted for global Parkinson's study - Aged Care INsite:


Australians wanted for global Parkinson's study
Aged Care INsite
Common examples of biomarkers in other diseases include high levels of cholesterol for possible heart disease. In most cases, Parkinson's patients are diagnosed only when they show obvious symptoms such as body tremors, slowness of movement and muscle ...

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Elixir of youth or cancer risk? - Braidwood Times

Elixir of youth or cancer risk? - Braidwood Times:


Elixir of youth or cancer risk?
Braidwood Times
Claiming that natural HRT would reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's and protect against osteoporosis and low libido, business boomed at the Menopause Institute of Australia in the early 2000s. Patients did not even need to visit ...

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Hospital outbreak of legionella – should we be worried? - The Conversation

Hospital outbreak of legionella – should we be worried? - The Conversation:

The Conversation

Hospital outbreak of legionella – should we be worried?
The Conversation
This causes them to break open and release toxins that damage the lungs. Legionnaire's disease deaths are usually from heart and lung failure. In Australia, epidemiologists estimate there are between two and three cases per 100000 people each year. ...

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Health groups praise ciggy plain packs - BigPond News

Health groups praise ciggy plain packs - BigPond News:

Reuters UK

Health groups praise ciggy plain packs
BigPond News
National Heart Foundation chief executive Lyn Roberts says the move will turn off young Australians and a more prominent graphic warning would greatly reduce their risk of premature cardiovascular disease.
Cigarette Manufacturers Declare War on FDADailyFinance
Health groups praise ciggie plain packsNinemsn

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From the flight deck: diabetics, watch your insulin - HealthNews

From the flight deck: diabetics, watch your insulin - HealthNews:

AsiaOne

From the flight deck: diabetics, watch your insulin
HealthNews
After learning of a 10-year-old girl with type 1 diabetes whose blood sugar got too low an hour after take-off, Bruce King of John Hunter Children's Hospital in Newcastle, Australia, and colleagues found cases of other insulin-pump-using diabetics who ...
Air flight may affect insulin pumpsPress TV

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Indigenous population still falling through gap - Sydney Morning Herald

Indigenous population still falling through gap - Sydney Morning Herald:


Indigenous population still falling through gap
Sydney Morning Herald
The gap in hospitalisation rates for most chronic diseases was also unchanged, except for heart disease, diabetes and end-stage renal disease, where the gap grew. Indigenous employment has climbed in the four years to 2008, but at the same rate as ...

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People with disabilities are more likely to have poor health - The Canberra Times

People with disabilities are more likely to have poor health - The Canberra Times:


People with disabilities are more likely to have poor health
The Canberra Times
This same group tends to have higher rates of most conditions, across most age categories such as arthritis, heart disease, hypertensive disease, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma and be taking medication for a mental health condition. ...

Plight worsens for Australian Aborigines: study - The West Australian

Plight worsens for Australian Aborigines: study - The West Australian:

The Age

Plight worsens for Australian Aborigines: study
The West Australian
Gaps between the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal population increased for circulatory diseases, diabetes and kidney disease, with Aborigines twice as likely to suffer a profoundly debilitating condition than the national average. ...
Indigenous population still falling through gapSydney Morning Herald

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African migrants face diabetes double whammy - 6minutes

African migrants face diabetes double whammy - 6minutes:


African migrants face diabetes double whammy
6minutes
African migrants to Australia face a double whammy of high type 2 diabetes aggravated by inadequate vitamin D status, a Melbourne study (link) shows. The study of 49 migrants found that 88% had vitamin D ...

Rugby World Cup – Most Expensive Sport Event Ever? - Travel Trends


Travel Trends

Rugby World Cup – Most Expensive Sport Event Ever?
Travel Trends
So is the WRC a rip-off? No doubt – yes. Do the math. Langham is charging $405 a night through this period, ergo punters are being hit around $1500 for a ticket and some corporate hospitality. Holiday in Greece anyone? Australia's original web travel, ...

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union dictates attack on tradies - The Australian



union dictates attack on tradies
The Australian
The government appears obsessed with the idea that self-employed people rip off the tax system. They've invented a new reporting system they say will bring in about $500 million over three years from construction workers. ...

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Jobs losses, protests, court cases and scandal - The Australian



Jobs losses, protests, court cases and scandal
The Australian
The Courier Mail reports DESTROYED homes and businesses are being sent massive power bills seven months after January's floods in what one community leader claims is a blatant rip-off. Scathing: AUSTRALIA'S diplomatic footprint is grossly inadequate, ...

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Airport parking fees 'not a ripoff' - Sydney Morning Herald



Sydney Morning Herald

Airport parking fees 'not a ripoff'
Sydney Morning Herald
Among its findings was that there was no misuse of market power by Australia's five major airports when it came to airport car parking and land access. It differed from an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report last year, ...

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MCG Trust tackles sports gambling head-on - Sydney Morning Herald



Sydney Morning Herald

MCG Trust tackles sports gambling head-on
Sydney Morning Herald
Bigger pools increase the temptation to rort the system. State and federal governments have signalled possible intervention. But, at the MCG, it was the roar of an unhappy crowd that was heard. Footy fans were tired of being treated as mere punters. ...

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World-first plain packaging for tobacco products becomes law in Australia - The Conversation



World-first plain packaging for tobacco products becomes law in Australia
The Conversation
Tobacco represents a unique case, as other product categories can develop alternative strategies – for example McDonald's can introduce healthy meals or Mars can reduce the fat content of their products in response to community concerns about childhood ...

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August 21, 2011

Wine is no small beer


Wine is no small beer
The Canberra Times
Australian National University consumer behaviour expert John Roberts said the beer to wine trend could be explained by two factors: migration and supply. Professor Roberts said the shift to wine began when Australia opened its doors to migrants from ...

Govt unveils new account portability plan - ZDNet Australia


Govt unveils new account portability plan
ZDNet Australia
The government has unveiled new plans for bank account portability which will see acquiring banks handle the migration of direct debit information when a customer switches banks in a process that doesn't require the customer to go into a bank branch. ...

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Motorbike ride raises depression awareness


Motorbike ride raises depression awareness
Ninemsn
Mr Andrews said depression was the third-largest health problem in Australia, after heart disease and stroke. It affects one in five Australians, but many depression sufferers don't seek treatment, he said. Mr Andrews said it was important to talk ...

Anti-Psychotic Drug Trial On Teens Abandoned In Australia


The Age

Anti-Psychotic Drug Trial On Teens Abandoned In Australia
MedIndia
The drug has already been linked to weight gain and last month Zenca paid US$647 million ($622 million) to settle a lawsuit in the US, alleging there was insufficient warning the drug may cause diabetes. Professor Patrick McGorry, one of the Prime ...
Drug trial scrapped amid outcryThe Age

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Bank switching plan gets industry tick



BigPond News

Bank switching plan gets industry tick
ABC Online
The Federal Government's plan to make switching banks easier has been welcomed by the banking industry and consumer groups. Under the so-called tick and flick plan, customers can sign one form authorising their new bank to transfer all direct debits ...
Bank switch plan: one form to rule them allNEWS.com.au

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For tertiary studies – Why Australia? Why Edlocate? - Sunday Times.lk


For tertiary studies – Why Australia? Why Edlocate?
Sunday Times.lk
The carefully managed migration policies and efforts to integrate all communities resident in Australia to embrace Australian values and respect each other regardless of colour, creed, religion, ethnicity etc has made it an excellent place to live. ...

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Swap plan undermined - The Age


The Age

Swap plan undermined
The Age
... has written to Immigration Minister Chris Bowen expressing alarm over the arrests of around 18 members of the Uighur ethnic minority and seeking assurances on their plight. She says three of those arrested have immediate family in Australia. ...

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Aussie citizen's spouse No.3 refused visa - Herald Sun



Aussie citizen's spouse No.3 refused visa
Herald Sun
AN Australian citizen who sponsored two husbands to come to Australia has been refused a visa application for a third. Ghada Najdi told a court she wanted to bring her latest husband from Egypt to Australia, despite the Migration Review Tribunal's ...

From the flight deck: diabetics, watch your insulin - Reuters



Press TV

From the flight deck: diabetics, watch your insulin
Reuters
After learning of a 10-year-old girl with type 1 diabetes whose blood sugar got too low an hour after take-off, Bruce King of John Hunter Children's Hospital in Newcastle, Australia, and colleagues found cases of other insulin-pump-using diabetics who ...
Air flight may affect insulin pumpsPress TV

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