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Anti-vaxxers: it’s only their business? Hardly.

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The fights against infectious disease and anti-vaxxers’ fears VACCINES PREVENT a staggering two to three million deaths per year around the world, yet vocal groups in Australia and internationally continue to cast doubt on their effectiveness. Vaccine hesitancy ranks alongside climate change, pandemic flu and Ebola as one of the top ten threats

Freedom of Speech, issue campaigning under attack

GetUp people power

GET-UP also in crosshairs of Liberals, Nationals GetUp is already subject to the same type of regulation as a political party. By challenging its links to left-wing parties, though, the Coalition is seeking to strip away its claim of independence. Yes, GetUp fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political

Science check on improving health with these five foods

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These 5 foods are claimed to improve our health. But the amount we’d need to consume to benefit is ... a lot FOOD GIVES US the nutrients we need to survive, and we know a balanced diet contributes to good health. Beyond this, many people seek out different foods as “medicines”, hoping

Koala-detecting dogs sniff out flaws in Australia‘s threatened species protection

IN A COUNTRY like Australia — a wealthy, economically and politically stable nation with multiple environmental laws and comparatively effective governance – the public could be forgiven for assuming that environmental laws are effective in protecting threatened species. CAPTION: Dr Romane Cristescu performing a koala survey with detection dog Maya. Marie

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