Australian state fighting obesity as record numbers opt for weight-loss surgery

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian state fighting obesity as record numbers opt for weight-loss surgery 

MELBOURNE, Dec. 22 — A record number of people from the Australian state of Tasmania are undergoing a medical procedure in order to fight the region's obesity epidemic.

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WHO report linking meat to cancer "absurd" — Australian minister

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on WHO report linking meat to cancer "absurd" — Australian minister 

CANBERRA, Oct. 27 — Australia's Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce on Tuesday slammed a World Health Organization (WHO) report which said bacon, sausages and other processed meats were carcinogenic to humans.

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Australia-Chinese research makes breakthrough on flu

May 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australia-Chinese research makes breakthrough on flu 

SYDNEY, May 14 — A one shot flu jab which might work for life may be on the way after a scientific breakthrough made by an Australian and Chinese led research team, it was revealed on Thursday.

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Rangers capture 4-meter saltwater crocodile found 'menacing' tourists in Australia

May 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Rangers capture 4-meter saltwater crocodile found 'menacing' tourists in Australia 

MELBOURNE, May 5 — Wildlife officers captured a four-meter saltwater crocodile in Western Australia on Tuesday, after it was found "menacing" tourists at a popular camping site in the Kimberley region.

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Aussie prawn farm prospering with sustainable fish meal

April 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Aussie prawn farm prospering with sustainable fish meal 

SYDNEY, April 13 — Trials of a new sustainable fish meal to feed stock in a major Australian prawn farm are proving a success.

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Australian doctors call for boxing ban

March 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian doctors call for boxing ban 

SYDNEY, March 17 — Australia's highest professional medical body called on Tuesday for the sport of boxing to be banned after a boxer died.

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