News tagged with australia

Study pinpoints job role specific carcinogens

A world-first study of occupational carcinogen exposure has revealed that 40 per cent of Australian workers could be exposed to chemicals that may increase their risk of developing cancer.

Feb 12, 2014
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Focus on undiagnosed HIV

A new study that aims to identify rates of undiagnosed HIV in Australia's gay community will offer free testing across six states and territories, including at Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Jan 20, 2014
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Alcohol key to lethal punching incidents

A nation-wide study into head-punching, or "king-hit" deaths in Australia found alcohol was a major contributing factor to the violent fatalities, and not necessarily in combination with the use of other ...

Dec 02, 2013
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Australian surf deadlier than bushfires, sharks

The Australian surf kills more people than bushfires, cyclones, floods and sharks combined, according to a study released Wednesday which found rip currents were far more likely to be deadly than other natural ...

Nov 27, 2013
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Chronic diseases taking up more of GPs' time

GPs in Australia are working three hours less per week in direct clinical care, however they are dealing with more health problems per visit, research led by the University of Sydney shows.

Nov 19, 2013
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