Mother breaks Silence after Son’s Deadly Rampage in Melbourne

The mother of an accused murderer has revealed how her son struggled with mental illness and stopped taking his medication two months before allegedly carrying out a deadly rampage in Melbourne. Zain Khan allegedly drove his mother’s Toyota Aurion through Melbourne’s CBD, driving into bystanders before colliding with two other vehicles at about 6:20 pm on September 8, 2023. Among […]

Pakistani Students ‘Sold a Dream’ by Australian ‘Scam Colleges’

“I was sitting there in an empty room. It’s all fake.” International students, including Pakistanis, are falling victim to false promises from foreign agents in Australia. Foreign agents are paid huge bonuses by private providers to lure international students into substandard courses with assurances of full-time work and a path to permanent residency. Foreign agents have been used by Australian […]

Wastewater samples show the dramatic effects of tough love on codeine addicts as consumption plunges

Switching the painkiller codeine to a prescription-only medicine in 2018 led to a 37 per cent overall drop in its consumption across Australia, according to new findings from wastewater sampling published in the journal Addiction. The samples, taken from 49 wastewater treatment plants, which cover catchment areas for 10.6 million Australians, show the dramatic effect of withdrawing the country’s most misused […]

New health professional training blueprint to transform chronic pain care

Researchers have developed a new national blueprint to help health professionals support the one in five Australians living with chronic pain, costing the Australian economy $139 billion every year. Published in leading international interdisciplinary pain journal PAIN, the ‘Listen to me, learn from me’ framework was co-developed by a national team of Curtin University-led researchers and collaborators working in partnership with […]

A better diet helps beat depression in young men

Young men with a poor diet saw a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression when they switched to a healthy Mediterranean diet, a new study shows. Depression is a common mental health condition that affects approximately 1 million Australians each year. It is a significant risk factor for suicide, the leading cause of death in young adults. The 12-week […]

TGA in Australia has granted provisional registration for Spikevax COVID 19 vaccine for children aged 6-11 years old – Moderna

Moderna, Inc., announced that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia has granted provisional registration for the use of Moderna’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, Spikevax, in a 50 µg dose, two-dose series, for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 in children aged 6-11 years. The TGA authorization for the use of the COVID-19 vaccine in children 6-11 years old […]

Does moderate drinking protect against heart disease?

For decades, researchers have studied the impact of alcohol on cardiovascular health, often with mixed results. Scientists at Monash University in Australia set out to answer the question definitively using data from more than 18,000 people aged over 70 in the US and Australia. The landmark study found that moderate drinking of alcohol is associated with a reduced risk of […]

TGA approves use of Trikafta to treat cystic fibrosis F508del mutation in Australia – Vertex

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