Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Church-run PNG health services face closure after months without funding

Churches in Papua New Guinea warn they will soon be forced to shut down rural health services because the Government has not paid staff salaries.



Will eating a smaller dinner really help you lose weight?

It comes down to what and how much you eat over the day, rather than when you eat most of your food.



Monday, 11 December 2017

Woman who sold 'crudely distilled' moonshine escapes jail

A woman escapes jail after pleading guilty to selling "crudely distilled" moonshine in a small NSW town, despite a magistrate saying she wanted to make an example of her.



'Ground-breaking' new drug gives hope in fight against Huntington's disease

Scientists for the first time correct a protein defect that causes Huntington's disease, by injecting a drug into the spine, offering new hope for patients with the devastating genetic disease.



Women report severe side-effects from two popular contraceptives

An ABC investigation finds women are reporting serious concerns including chronic pain, serious scarring and depression which are believed to be caused by the Implanon hormonal arm implant and Mirena intra-uterine devices.



Opioid misuse is rising



Lifestyle changes could have prevented 40pc of cancer deaths, study finds

Forty per cent of cancer deaths in Australia are preventable, with eight lifestyle factors identified that people should avoid, a new study finds.