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Tracey Lloyd

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Hormone oxytocin may keep men from straying

Researchers have found that the hormone oxytocin may have a role to play in assisting partnered men to avoid extramarital affairs.

Op-Ed: Brisbane's CityCycle — Change for good?

Brisbane - Bikes in Brisbane's CityCycle scheme seem to spend more time racked than on the road. The white elephant could become a shining beacon if a few drastic changes are made.

Australia to hold Royal Commission into child abuse

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a Royal Commission into institutional responses to instances and allegations of child abuse in Australia.

Aussie wombats debut at Toronto Zoo

Toronto - Millie and Arthur, a pair of orphaned Southern Hairy Nosed Wombats, have been welcomed into their new home in the Australasia Pavilion at Toronto Zoo.

Queensland tenancy laws to be reviewed

The Queensland Government has announced a targeted review of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 in order to reduce red tape and balance the competing interests of landlord and tenant.

Canadian HIV vaccine trial results promising

Researchers from Canada's Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are reporting promising results from the initial testing of a vaccine to prevent HIV.

Consumers challenged to make it possible to end factory farming

Animals Australia's Make It Possible campaign challenges consumers to consider the treatment of animals held in factory farms for food production.

$652 million for health research in Australia

The Australian Government has announced the recipients of its National Health and Medical Research Council grants for the 2013 year.

Weight Loss Drug Meridia Recalled From Market

Abbott Laboratories have removed the weight less drug Sibutramine (Meridia) from the market due to increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Surf Coast Shire Adopts Family Violence Leave Policy

Surf Coast Shire in Victoria, Australia has adopted a first of its kind family violence policy to support staff experiencing domestic violence.

Industry attempts to derail plain tobacco packaging in Australia

Tobacco companies in Australia may be attempting to stall the implementation of plain tobacco packaging through repeated freedom of information requests to the government.

Misheard Lyrics Might Mean Hearing Loss

Australian Hearing has joined forces with legendary Australian singer John Paul Young to raise awareness of hearing loss through a humorous video campaign.

Major Discovery Made in Fight Against HIV

Researchers in Melbourne have discovered how HIV enters resting cells – the main cell that persists in patients on anti-HIV treatment and the discovery may ultimately lead to a cure for HIV.

Calls for NSW State Government to stop second-hand smoke

The Heart Foundation, Cancer Council NSW and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) have joined forces to lobby the New South Wales state government to take the lead in controlling smoking in public outdoor areas.

Schumacher Returns To Formula 1 With Mercedes GP

Seven times Formula 1 World Drivers' Champion Michael Schumacher has confirmed he is returning to racing in 2010 with Mercedes GP.

TAG Heuer Stands By Tiger Woods

Luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer announces that contrary to other reports, the company is continuing its partnership with Tiger Woods.

Unemployed People Say Too Many Applicants For Available Jobs

Research released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals that median duration of unemployment is 16 weeks and the most common reason for difficulty in finding employment is too many applicants for available jobs.

Uniting Church Launches Online Prayer Room

Uniting Church of South Australia launches online prayer room in an attempt to encourage internet users to spend time reflecting with God.

AMA Says Climate Change Threatens Public Health

In a briefing to journalists today in Canberra, AMA President Dr. Andrew Pesce urged Copenhagen delegates to plan for the serious threats to human health caused by greenhouse gas emissions.

Roche Accused of Suppressing Evidence Swine Flu Drug May Not Work

Research published in the British Medical Journal suggests that Tamiflu has only a modest effect on influenza symptoms in otherwise healthy patients.
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