News tagged with australia

Flame retardants measured in pregnant Aussies

Australians have more traces of flame retardants in their bloodstream than Europeans and Asians but fewer than in North Americans, according to a study by local and international researchers.

Aug 04, 2014
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Lentils provide breakthrough in disease prevention

A PhD student has made a significant breakthrough in preventing a global deficiency of the essential mineral and micronutrient in humans called selenium, which has been linked to the possible incidence of ...

Aug 04, 2014
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Australia may intervene in surrogate baby case (Update)

Australia's government is considering intervening in the case of a baby with Down syndrome who was left with a Thai surrogate mother by his Australian biological parents, with a minister saying Monday that ...

Aug 04, 2014
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Time out for exercise

University of Queensland researcher has found that restructuring our daily routine to include exercise can have unexpected effects on health.

Jul 25, 2014
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Australia's ageing population poses budget risks

Australia's public and private economy-wide deficit could blow out to more than $400 billion by 2050 due to the nation's ageing population, a new Australian National University report has found.

Jul 24, 2014
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Updating memory for fact and fiction

Sunlight can make people sneeze. Sounds ludicrous? But it's true - it's called a photic sneeze reflex, and can occur in about one out of four people. Did you believe that fingerprints are unique to each individual? That, ...

Jul 23, 2014
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Major drop in Australian smoking rates

Smoking rates in Australia have fallen 15 per cent over a three-year period that included the introduction of standardised packaging laws for tobacco products.

Jul 18, 2014
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