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Australia's growing thirst for alcohol-free wine and beer

blog post image Demand for non-alcoholic drinks "explodes" as more Australians rethink their drinking habits.

Australian news app beats Facebook in App Store

blog post image "Take that Facebook. A homegrown app from Australia Broadcasting Company (ABC) topped iOS download charts in Australia, outpacing Facebook. That's important for one big reason: Facebook just banned news from appearing on Australian newsfeeds in response to a law that would require the social giant...

Preventing critical failure

blog post image Can routinely collected data be repurposed to predict avoidable patient harm? A quantitative descriptive study Objectives To determine whether sharing of routinely collected health service performance data could have predicted a critical safety failure at an Australian maternity service. Design Observational...

Goondiwindi Argus says that Government sets talks with Facebook

blog post image "Frydenberg and Zuckerberg to talk on Friday in an attempt to resolve news stand-off." Apart from the fact that Facebook has blocked them - sharing news stories from Australian newspaper websites would be so much easier if they configured their pages for sharing.

Facebook and Australia's media bargaining law

blog post image In Australia, Facebook’s ban on sharing news stories has sent publishers’ traffic tumbling: Audience declines of 20 percent or more have followed Facebook taking its traffic ball and going home. "Even people outside Australia can no longer share stories [on Facebook] from Australian publishers big...

'Mum told me to give back to the community': the young Australian creating robots for good: As a 12-year-old in Cairns,

blog post image 'Mum told me to give back to the community': the young Australian creating robots for good: As a 12-year-old in Cairns, Marita Cheng dreamt of building a robot that would do her chores. Two decades later, the former Young Australian of the Year is turning some of that dream into a reality - but the machines...

Australia Rolls Out AI-Powered Phone Detection Road Cameras - ExtremeTech: The Australian state of New South Wales is the

blog post image Australia Rolls Out AI-Powered Phone Detection Road Cameras - ExtremeTech: The Australian state of New South Wales is the first in the world to deploy phone detection cameras on its roads.

Aboriginal eye surgeon Kristopher Rallah-Baker makes history in one of medicine's toughest fields: Dr Rallah-Baker has wanted

blog post image Aboriginal eye surgeon Kristopher Rallah-Baker makes history in one of medicine's toughest fields: Dr Rallah-Baker has wanted to be an ophthalmologist since starting medical school and now has his sights set on taking the elegant craft of eye surgery to the Australian outback.

On-site pathology testing in remote Australia benefits patients and cuts costs: Remote Australian Indigenous communities

blog post image On-site pathology testing in remote Australia benefits patients and cuts costs: Remote Australian Indigenous communities are benefiting from the use of portable, point of care testing devices to quickly diagnosis acutely ill patients. The devices are also helping healthcare staff identify patients who...

APOD: 2017 October 10 - Milky Way and Zodiacal Light over Australian Pinnacles

blog post image APOD: 2017 October 10 - Milky Way and Zodiacal Light over Australian Pinnacles

Spiral drawing test detects signs of Parkinson's - BBC News: Australian researchers have developed software that measures

blog post image Spiral drawing test detects signs of Parkinson's - BBC News: Australian researchers have developed software that measures writing speed and pen pressure.

Continuing professional development: progress beyond continuing medical education: Continuing medical education (CME) is

blog post image Continuing professional development: progress beyond continuing medical education: Continuing medical education (CME) is rapidly evolving into competency-based continuing professional development (CPD) and this is driving change in self-directed CPD programs undertaken by individual practitioners as...

Evidence-Based Diagnostics for Mental Health Disorders: Interview with Jack Cosentino, CEO of Medibio |: Medibio, an Australian

blog post image Evidence-Based Diagnostics for Mental Health Disorders: Interview with Jack Cosentino, CEO of Medibio |: Medibio, an Australian medical technology company, has developed an evidence-based test for mental health disorders such as depression, chronic stress, sch

Tracking the Hide-and-Seek Game Between Beaches and Tides : Image of the Day: A new technique allowed Australian Scientists

blog post image Tracking the Hide-and-Seek Game Between Beaches and Tides : Image of the Day: A new technique allowed Australian Scientists to map the intertidal zone around their entire coast.

Australian woman gets pregnant twice in 10 days - BBC News: An Australian woman gives birth to twins conceived 10 days apart

blog post image Australian woman gets pregnant twice in 10 days - BBC News: An Australian woman gives birth to twins conceived 10 days apart after having hormone treatment.

Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley: Australian scientists say they have developed the world's first WHO-approved

blog post image Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley: Australian scientists say they have developed the world's first WHO-approved "gluten-free" barley, a breakthrough for global beer manufacturers which have had to use alternatives to barley such as rice and sorghum to brew gluten-free beer.

Australian teenage smoking at record low but 'constant vigilance' required: Latest data shows 6.7% of NSW adolescents in

blog post image Australian teenage smoking at record low but 'constant vigilance' required: Latest data shows 6.7% of NSW adolescents in 2014 described themselves as heavy, light or occasional smokers compared with 23.5% in 1996

Objectively Measured Daily Steps and Subsequent Long Term All-Cause Mortality: The Tasped Prospective Cohort Study: Background

blog post image Objectively Measured Daily Steps and Subsequent Long Term All-Cause Mortality: The Tasped Prospective Cohort Study: Background Self–reported physical activity has been inversely associated with mortality but the effect of objectively measured step activity on mortality has never been evaluated....

Australians' experiences with access to health care in 2013–14. "Nearly 10% ... avoided seeing a GP due to cost" in some

blog post image Australians' experiences with access to health care in 2013–14. "Nearly 10% ... avoided seeing a GP due to cost" in some parts of Australia. (Sample sizes are not quoted in the release but, from another report, it looks like the original survey was of 36,000 Australians aged 15 and over.) The...