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App as ‘effective as the pill’

Natural Cycles, a smartphone app which algorithmically monitors female fertility, has become the first app to be officially approved for use as contraception. Picture: Natural Cycles A MOBILE app that uses body temperature to track a woman’s menstrual cycle has been certified as a medical device for contraception by one …

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Sex selection: ‘I made sure we had a girl’

Sarah always wanted a daughter, so after having two sons she used science to make sure her next child was female. ALL Sarah ever wanted was to have a baby girl to call her own. Already mum to two young boys and unwilling to risk naturally conceiving a third, in …

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Teacher’s ‘brilliant’ welcome to pupils

Most Australian kids will leaving their summer holidays and heading back to school this week. Bowen State School. A QUEENSLAND primary school teacher’s note welcoming her new students is going viral. A Bowen State School teacher gave this note to each of her grade four students, the Sunshine Coast Daily …

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Daycare centre’s sign divides parents

A note about phone use during the school pick-up has divided the internet. A DAYCARE centre has sparked controversy after they put up a sign telling parents to put down their phone while picking up their kids. According to Kidspot, the note read “We have heard a child say ‘Mommy, …

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Freak accident that could happen to any kid

The girl was badly hurt by the cord of her wide-brimmed hat. A TOOWOOMBA mother has a warning for parents after her youngest daughter was badly hurt when the cord of her school hat wrapped around her neck in a playground accident. The Chronicle reports that earlier this week, the …

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Teen airs suicide on Facebook live

Naika Venant died on Sunday. Picture: Facebook A YOUNG teen live-streamed her suicide on Facebook. Naika Venant died on Sunday after broadcasting the tragedy from the bathroom of her Miami home for two hours. Her friends and family were shocked by the 14-year-old’s death, many asking why she did it. …

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Dad’s ‘favourite photo’ is everything

Tony Wilson’s son Jack was born with cerebral palsy. He is also Bruce Springsteen’s number one fan. Picture: Facebook OUR SON, Jack, 5, is one of Australia’s biggest Bruce Springsteen fans. He has cerebral palsy, which affects all four limbs, and cortical vision impairment, which means he struggles to see …

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Daycare worker breastfeeds woman’s son

A mother in North Carolina is furious after finding out a daycare worker was caught breastfeeding her son. Courtesy: ABC7 A woman is furious after a daycare worker breastfed her son without permission. KAYCEE Oxendine is desperate to see a childcare worker charged after surveillance video revealed the worker breastfed …

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’Dirty old ******’: Dad shamed for feeding bub

Damien and Melissa Leeson with their seven-week-old baby girl Harpah. PEOPLE are outraged over the public shaming of Mackay dad, Damien Leeson, who was called “disgusting” for taking his seven-week-old baby into a parents’ room at Mackay’s Caneland Central on Sunday. The Daily Mercury reports Mr Leeson was feeding his …

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Four-year-old sings ‘Overcomer’, melts hearts

Leah Carroll has touched the hearts of millions. Picture: Lindsay Chapman-Carroll. FOUR-year-old Leah Carroll hasn’t had the easiest start to life. Diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in 2013, she has spent much of her young life in hospital, including a latest stint of 322 days. Called Severe Congenital Neutropenia, …

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