Brightening clouds could save the Great Barrier Reef, scientists say

Marine scientists are working towards a solution in the ongoing fight to save the Great Barrier Reef from the effects of coral bleaching. A team of Australian researchers at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science are examining the possibility of altering clouds above...
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Healing our healers: junior doctors struggle to cope with demands of the industry

A rise of suicides in the Australian medical profession in recent months has sparked concern about the profession’s culture and ability to protect the mental health of its young workers. Four junior doctors have committed suicide in New South Wales in the past...
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End of Obama-era environmental protection as Trump declares end to “war on coal”

[View the story “End of Obama-era environmental protection as Trump declares end to “war on coal” ” on...
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Getting a taste for fair food in the Illawarra

Australians are the world’s second highest producers of waste, throwing away over 690kg per person each year. Landcare Illawarra is encouraging locals to attend the Put Soul in Sustainability forum to learn about urban sustainability issues and ways the community...
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Fires that don’t burn out

Illawarra home owners are being warned to be vigilant during the summer months as avoidable home fires take their toll on emergency services. With 1750 kitchen fires last year in homes across NSW, emergency service workers are seeing a rise in tragedies that could...
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AFL 9s game gains popularity in the Illawarra

Women interested in playing AFL are being encouraged to get involved through the modified AFL 9s game, which is gaining traction in the Illawarra. AFL 9s player Laura Russell said the sport, which runs during the AFL off-season, is a no-contact option that provides a...
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Calls to do more to remove mental health stigma

People living with mental illness and those working to help them have called for more to be done to address the impact and the stigma surrounding the condition. October was NSW Mental Health month and it aimed to raise awareness of and support the 20 per cent of...
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Vets urge owners to vaccinate pets

Local veterinarians are encouraging pet owners to vaccinate their pets and utilise tick prevention methods following increased reports of infected animals this season. In the last month, the Disease Watchdog database has recorded 54 cases of tick paralysis along...
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New studies show mental illness keeps increasing in medics

Doctors, nurses and paramedics treat and save others, but they are lack support for their mental health, according to new research. A University of Melbourne and Deakin University study has revealed an increasing rate of suicide among healthcare professionals. Central...
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Dear Food Diary, the battle against bulimia just got easier

After 10 years of suffering and starvation, Ellyanne El-Moujaber realised bulimia would take her life if she didn’t get help. The now recovered 28-year-old is determined to break the silence about bulimia by creating a free online forum for those bearing the...
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Getting a taste for fair food in the Illawarra

Australians are the world’s second highest producers of waste, throwing away over 690kg per person each year. Landcare Illawarra is encouraging locals to attend the Put Soul in Sustainability forum to learn about urban sustainability issues and ways the community...

Fires that don’t burn out

Illawarra home owners are being warned to be vigilant during the summer months as avoidable home fires take their toll on emergency services. With 1750 kitchen fires last year in homes across NSW, emergency service workers are seeing a rise in tragedies that could...

Calls to do more to remove mental health stigma

People living with mental illness and those working to help them have called for more to be done to address the impact and the stigma surrounding the condition. October was NSW Mental Health month and it aimed to raise awareness of and support the 20 per cent of...

Vets urge owners to vaccinate pets

Local veterinarians are encouraging pet owners to vaccinate their pets and utilise tick prevention methods following increased reports of infected animals this season. In the last month, the Disease Watchdog database has recorded 54 cases of tick paralysis along...

New studies show mental illness keeps increasing in medics

Doctors, nurses and paramedics treat and save others, but they are lack support for their mental health, according to new research. A University of Melbourne and Deakin University study has revealed an increasing rate of suicide among healthcare professionals. Central...

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