A spate of heroin-related deaths in recent weeks has prompted the South Australian government to issue a health warning and health services have been put on high alert. As per Substance Abuse Minister Leese Vlahos, 10 deaths have been reported, of which eight have been caused due to heroin use and the rest two from the highly-potent synthetic painkiller fentanyl.
The HIV drug that has led to a significant drop in the number of HIV cases in Australia’s Brisbane will not be included on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Queensland advocates believe that this omission is a big mistake. As per reports, Brisbane HIV infections have fallen 30 percent in five years and this achievement is significant.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved venetoclax, a cancer drug which was developed and held clinical trials in Melbourne for patients with 17p deletion, a chromosomal abnormality, and have tried at least one other treatment. The medication, now available for prescription outside clinical trials, is for a subtype of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).
Replacement knees and hips procedures and pacemakers in Australia cost three times as much as they do in Canada and Britain. Now the country’s private health insurance industry has blamed increasing health premiums on this high cost of procedures and devices.
A Baylor University research, to be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), has revealed that Sub-Saharan Africans are very satisfied with their sex lives. About 18 percent of the respondents rated their sex lives a perfect 10 out of 10. Traditionally, only highly developed countries have been considered for sex life satisfaction research.
There are still a few days left before fans can get their hands on event happening in “GTA Online.” The Entourage Mode is finally available in the online component of “GTA V” and this week, fans can get double GTA$, RP and discounts on some sweet items.
Teachers from Engadine High School in Sydney climbed the peak of Mt. Kosciuszko wearing nothing but cossies in the middle of winter – not to humiliate themselves but to raise awareness about youth depression.