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Contact lens camera changes world in a blink of an eye

Contact lens camera changes world in a blink of an eye

Lucy McLeod, Student Reporter

May 23, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News

Your privacy is about to be changed in the blink of an eye. Tech giant Sony is seeking real estate in your eye with a contact lens that can capture photos and videos. The device boasts a built-in camera with autofocus, zoom, aperture control and image stabilisation. The lens will even be able to...

Student stress puts health at risk: psychologists

Student stress puts health at risk: psychologists

Lorraine Sindel, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News

It's that time of semester again where the stress levels — and caffeine intake — is on the rise. But the stress can do more than just leave you sleepless, according to psychologists — it can have major health implications. Students are the biggest stressors in Australia, according to a recent Australian...

Roughead out indefinitely with skin cancer return

Roughead out indefinitely with skin cancer return

Cam Inglis, Staff reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

AFL star Jarryd Roughead will be out from football indefinitely after suffering a recurrence of melanoma. The Hawthorn forward had the skin cancer removed from his lip last year and was sidelined for two games. The 29-year-old attended a check-up on Monday where it was revealed the cancer had returned. Chris...

Mobility scooters injuries climb

Mobility scooters injuries climb

Dana Alhuneidi, Staff Reporters

May 15, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News

Mobility scooter related trauma has increased in the past five years, according to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), prompting calls for better training and scooter lanes on busy roads. Dr Edward Gibson, an acute surgery registrar at Adelaide’s Lyell McEwin Hospital, has told the...

14-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant

14-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant

Ashley Cooney, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News

As friends and family mourn the loss of a Victorian schoolboy who died after inhaling deodorant, his cousin said the “funny, quirky” footballer with a beautiful laugh should not have died the way he did. The boy from the town of Corio was found dead on Friday night and police believe he had...

Push for women to get on their bike

Push for women to get on their bike

Ashley Cooney, Staff reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News

Women are being encouraged to start peddling as new figures show that despite the growing number of riders cycling into the city only 20 per cent are female. The push has come from new data that shows the number of riders cycling into the city each weekday has risen nearly 12 per cent in two years. Jeremy...

Doctors fear rise of Victorian disease

Doctors fear rise of Victorian disease

Shelley Timms, Staff reporter

April 1, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News

They were diseases once associated with the Victorian era, but now illnesses such as measles, whooping-cough and scarlet fever are making a comeback. Thanks to modern medicine these afflictions are no longer the death sentence they once were, but more and more cases are being reported around the world. Sp...

Dank loses part of $10 million defamation case

Dank loses part of $10 million defamation case

Ashley Cooney, Staff reporter

April 1, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News, Sport and Lifestyle

A NSW Supreme Court jury of four has found sports scientist Stephen Dank acted with "reckless indifference" to the late Jon Mannah’s life by giving him dangerous peptides that may have triggered his cancer to return. Dank told the court he advised Jon Mannah, who was in remission at the tim...

“Losing the battle” as heat records rise

“Losing the battle” as heat records rise

Jonah Highman, Staff reporter

March 17, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News

Chief Scientist of Australia Dr Alan Finkel says that we are “losing the battle” with climate change, after the release of NASA data reporting that February had the highest average global surface temperature ever recorded. NASA reported the global surface temperature in February was 1.35C higher ...

Growing concerns over supplement safety

Growing concerns over supplement safety

Shelley Timms, Staff reporter

March 15, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News

The safety of herbal therapies has come under scrutiny after it was revealed that the consumption of supplements has caused as many as six cases of organ failure since 2011. Western Australian man Matthew Whitby was given two weeks to live after taking herbal supplements containing green tea extra...

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