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Loo water reveals our worst habits

Waste water testing has exposed the ACT’s dirty secret. Picture: Getty Images CANBERRA’S not just the national capital, it’s also now a contender for the drug capital. Tests on Australian Capital Territory waste water have found methylamphetamine — sometimes known as “crank” — remains popular, but cocaine is challenging its …

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AFL star: ’We have a duty to each other’

Hawks star Taylor Duryea says some players are turning off social media because of negative comments. Picture: AAP/Joe Castro SOME AFL players are switching off social media in a bid to stop negative comments impacting on their wellbeing. While four footballers have taken time off or retired due to mental …

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Real reason you can’t stick to a diet

Why is it that even when we have the best of intentions, dieting is so difficult? THE UK’s diet industry is thriving to say the least. More than half of British adults try to lose weight by controlling their calorie intake each year. Unfortunately, losing weight is not as easy …

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Dad loses both legs after breathing in fumes

Queensland man Jason Reynoldson pictured with his wife Tanaya and children Jasmin and Taj before his tragic accident. IT was an tragedy which changed Jason Reynoldson’s life forever. The 38-year-old was left unconscious in the space of just minutes in a shed filled with undetectable toxic gas, knocking him unconscious. …

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Anti-vaxxers scam way into school

Vaccination of our kids is essential for creating herd immunity against diseases like measles, whooping cough and meningococcal. Which Vaccines are provided to Australian kids for free on the vaccination schedule, and which are available for parents to purchase at an additional cost? Advice on what to kid if your …

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What these optical illusions say about us

Optical Illusion of Motion- Green Octagons on Blue background VISUAL illusions show us that we do not have direct access to reality. They can also provide an inkling of the mental processing that delivers our experience of the viewable world. Indeed, it is the processing happening inside our brains that …

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Carrie Bickmore moved to tears on The Project

Carrie Bickmore and Fifi Box are brought to tears watching footage of parents making the heartbreaking decision to let their baby, Charlie Gard, die. Courtesy: The Project/Network Ten CHARLIE GARD’S parents know their treasured baby boy is about to die. They have one final wish — to take their 11-month-old …

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How to tell if your boss is a psychopath

Are you in contact with a Psychopath? A video explaining the signs and red flags that could help you identify a psycho. Actor Christian Bale as the original psychopath Patrick Bateman in scene from film American Psycho. “EVERYONE has a psychopath story,” says David Gillespie. When the author tells people …

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27yo in ‘menopause’ shares ‘shocking’ pictures

An explainer on endometriosis, a condition that affects 1 in 10 women Thessy Kouzoukas, 27, has opened up about her struggle with endometriosis on Instagram. THESE pictures show the shocking effect endometriosis can have on a woman’s body. Thessy Kouzoukas, 27, shared the images on her Instagram to prove the …

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Girl in HIV remission without drugs

An electron micrograph of multiple round bumps of the HIV-1 virus on a cell surface. Picture: AP. A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a …

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