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Australian edition

HEALTH: June 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

NOT SO FAT New numbers from America suggest obesity isn’t as dangerous as previously thought. But don’t reach for that Big Mac just yet Obesity is the second-leading preventable cause of death in the United […]

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Alcohol & Drugs

X IN THE SUBURBS: Apr 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

X IN THE SUBURBS Ecstasy and other party drugs used to be an import-only business. But now, home-grown gangs have figured out the trick to pill-making and are flooding the market with their goods. JAMES […]

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April 05

HEALTH: Apr 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

SLICE OF LIFE The circumcision debate has reignited, with a Melbourne doctor calling the controversial cut a lifesaver. But is it really? What do you call the useless bit of skin at the end of […]

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Australian edition

HEALTH: Sep 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

A HEART-MENDING TALE Turning the growth of blood vessels on and off could treat not just cardiac problems, but many cancers as well The great elephant descended and left the indentation of its foot upon […]

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Australian edition

June 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

In America, it’s ‘no glove, no love’. Across the Tasman, the rule is, ‘no rubba, no hubba’. In parts of Australia, the message is, ‘safe sex, no regrets’. So with all the money being spent […]

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Australian edition

HEALTH: July 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 0

CRAZY ENOUGH TO WORK? Bad movies and worse ideas contribute to our misunderstanding of mental illness The infamous Australian stockbroker Rene Rivkin was convicted of insider trading in 2003. Now my understanding of insider trading […]

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Feb 07 issue

Healthy goals

February 28, 2007 InvestigateDesign 0

Healthy goals Claire Morrow seems to have been given some Tony Robbins CDs for Christmas 2007, Year of the Car. I know, I know, it’s not very United Nations; in 2007 I plan to in-crease […]

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Alcohol & Drugs

The Case for ADHD: Jan 07 issue

January 29, 2007 InvestigateDesign 0

THE CASE FOR ADHD Claire Morrow examines the Attention Deficit controversy Q: How many kids with ADHD does it take to change a light-bulb? A: Let’s ride our bikes! Of course children like to ride […]

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Genetic Modification

Dioxin’s Toxic Legacy: Jan 07 issue

January 26, 2007 InvestigateDesign 0

A TOXIC LEGACY UPI’s Christine Dell’amore profiles new research on Dioxin’s reproductive dangers New evidence on the effects of dioxin in the Vietnam-era herbicide Agent Orange suggests the chemical interferes with the reproductive systems of […]

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Health

H1N1 prevalent among hospital ER workers

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

NEW YORK, (UPI) – U.S. medical researchers say the nation’s hospital emergency department workers suffered from H1N1 influenza more than any other healthcare professionals. The study, led by Cynthia Santos of Weill Cornell Medical School, […]

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Health

NZ & US score badly on child mortality

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

NZ scores badly in child mortality rates, study finds By Noam N. Levey Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – Underscoring historic recent gains in global health, the number of children younger than 5 who die this year […]

Feature articles

Estradiol dangers

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Sep 05, AU edition RAGING BULL There’s nothing more red-blooded than a juicy slab of steak, but BARBARA SUMNER-BURSTYN reports that a female sex hormone linked to ‘gay’ behaviour in animals and adverse effects on […]

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Health

National focuses on boosting immunisation

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

National will ensure that by the end of 2014, 95 per cent of all eight-month-old children are fully immunised with three scheduled vaccinations, Prime Minister and National Party Leader John Key announced today. In addition, […]

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Health

Amateur gold miners use toxic mercury

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

Vientiane (dpa) – Independent gold miners are contaminating the air and water in Laos with the mercury used for extracting the precious metal, a news report said Thursday.     The state-run daily newspaper Vientiane Times […]