News tagged with australia

Melbourne city centre aims to be smoke-free by 2016

Melbourne is pushing to become one of the first cities in the world to introduce a total ban on smoking in public spaces, officials said Thursday, with anyone wanting a cigarette required to use a designated shelter.

May 15, 2014
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Melanoma detection enhanced with blood biomarkers

The need for invasive skin biopsies could be reduced extensively with Edith Cowan University researchers working on ways to detect melanoma in early stages, using a blood test in conjunction with visual scans.

May 13, 2014
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WTO could rule on Australia anti-tobacco law this year

Attempts by tobacco-producing nations to sink Australia's landmark plain packaging law for cigarettes and cigars picked up pace Friday, as WTO members approved a broad probe on whether Canberra has broken the rules of global ...

Apr 25, 2014
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Australia to sell biggest health insurer

The conservative government of Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday said it would press ahead with the sale of Australia's largest health insurer Medibank Private via an initial public offering.

Mar 26, 2014
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More older women facing homeless future

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have confirmed what advocates have been warning for some time - increasing numbers of older women are becoming homeless.

Mar 25, 2014
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