Tag Archive for Australia

Bird is the word: Four swans a-surfing

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Surfin’ birds! Birds do the darndest things. Video: Four black swans spotted surfing in Australia – Telegraph. A group of black swans have been filmed surfing off a beach on Australia’s Gold Coast, to the astonishment swimmers. Birds just wanna have fun… A video of a crow sledding down a snowy roof on a jar…

Claims that a misinformative TV show possibly caused an extra 2000 heart attacks

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In an update to an earlier story about an Australian TV show that scared patients regarding their heart medicine, there is more startling news. Catalyst: Heart Foundation survey raises more concerns over ABC’s controversial cholesterol medication episode. A controversial ABC television program that called cholesterol medication “toxic” could be responsible for causing 2000 more heart…

Finally the end of AVN?

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We’ve followed the buffoonery of the AVN or Australian Vaccination Network (uh, formerly known as…). Is this the end as their appeal fails and their equipment is sold off? The Department of Fair Trading via the Minister for Fair Trading demanded that the Australian Vaccination Network change its name. Their appeals ruling came today. Read…

Psychic scams rampant in Victoria, NSW

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Psychic scams are an international menace. Wherever there are people with money and valuables, there will be those that try to fleece them. Victorians being fleeced in scams by pretend psychics | Herald Sun. Consumer Affairs Victoria received 13 complaints about psychic-related scams in the past financial year, but says the actual number is likely…

TV program causes confusion in Australia about heart medicine

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Thanks to a TV program in Western Australia, patients are confused about drugs prescribed for high cholesterol. Patients swamp GPs in heart pill confusion – The West Australian. Experts are furious by claims in the ABC medical science program Catalyst that cholesterol is a heart disease myth and the drugs statins have few benefits and…

There’s gold in them thar trees!

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Yes, it’s true but don’t get excited. Gold growing on trees? Scientists find small deposits in gumleaves | World news | theguardian.com. Scientists from Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), have proved that the leaves of certain eucalyptus trees contain minute amounts of the precious metal that have been…

Pyrocumulus clouds over Australia

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The unique weather phenomenon, pyrocumulus clouds, are predicted to occurs in Australia as a large fire influences an unstable atmosphere. The clouds are formed because of the heat and combustion products of the fire. Inferno expected to generate abnormal, high-altitude cloud. A bizarre weather phenomenon known as a fire cloud is likely to form over…

Big cat case closed in New South Wales

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I hope they don’t think this will stop people from reporting them. People “KNOW” what they see and if they want to see a black panther, that’s what they will see. ‘The matter is closed’: new report into Blue Mountains big cat. Rumours have circulated for decades about a colony of “Big cats” roaming Sydney’s…

Injured kangaroo visits the airport

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And so a kangaroo hopped into a store… BBC News – Kangaroo hops its way into Melbourne airport. Australian police had to lock down part of Melbourne airport after an injured kangaroo managed to hop its way into the terminal. The airport is located in an area frequented by kangaroos. The kangaroo hopped into the…

Broken vertebrae in baby deemed not related to chiropractic (UPDATE)

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In an update to this story about chiropractic treatment supposedly to blame for causing a fractured vertebrae of a four-month-old baby last year, the chiropractors was deemed not at fault. Chiropractor cleared over ‘break’ | The Australian. An expert report undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, a federal body set up to replace…

Chiropractors brazenly adjusting babies can cause serious injury (UPDATE: CAA wants retraction)

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An exclusive by the Sydney Morning Herald calls for immediate drastic measures against chiropractors. Call for age limit after chiropractor breaks baby’s neck. A baby’s neck has been broken by a chiropractor in an incident doctors say shows the profession should stop treating children. Melbourne paediatrician Chris Pappas cared for a four-month-old baby last year…

And the cat study came back…

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Australian government looks into big cats again. It’s official – the phantom big black cat is back | News.com.au. THE black cat is back – the state government is again investigating sightings of the elusive Penrith panther. The Daily Telegraph can reveal the Department of Primary Industries is holding an independent inquiry into “large free-ranging…

That’s forked up!

The x-ray from Canberra hospital of the fork inside the man's penis.

That’s not suppose to go in there! Shocking X-ray: Doctors remove fork from penis of 70-year-old Australian man. Doctors in Canberra have removed a 10-centimetre fork from the penis of a 70-year-old man who inserted it into his uretha in an attempt to achieve sexual gratification. According to the report the man presented at Canberra…

Now you can have your beer and drink it too without the nasty hangover

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A good idea or not? This beer doesn’t give a hangover Australian scientists have created a beer which they claim can prevent dehydration and may even spell the end of the dreaded hangover. While beer has long been known to contain positive nutrients resulting from its plant origins and fermentation process, the alcohol content means…