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Aussie government approves sale of medicinal marijuana

CANBERRA, Feb. 22 (PNA/Xinhua) -- The Australian government on Wednesday approved the sale of medicinal marijuana, with the nation's Health Minister Greg Hunt announcing that he expects cannabis-based treatments to be widely available for prescription within eight weeks. Under government...

Rise in Australian private healthcare costs will “absolutely” hurt: PM

By Matt Walsh CANBERRA, Feb. 10 (PNA/Xinhua) -- A price hike for private health insurance is "absolutely" going to hurt everyday Australians, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Friday, after the nation's health minister approved an increase to health cover premiums...

Access to medicinal cannabis through GPs now allowed in Queensland

SYDNEY, Oct. 13 (PNA/Xinhua) -- The Queensland government has passed a new legislation that will allow sick patients of any age to gain access to medicinal cannabis legally from their GPs. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said in a statement that...

Interview: Increasing screen time causes short-sightedness in children

By Matt Goss MELBOURNE, Oct. 13 (PNA/Xinhua) -- The increasing amount of time children spend looking at screens -- TV, computer and mobile phone -- could be responsible for the rising incidence of degenerative eye problems, an Australian expert has...

Aussie researchers say cabbages get stressed the same way as humans do

SYDNEY, Oct. 12 (PNA/Xinhua) -- Australians researchers have found that plants also get stressed and sends out defensive signals the same way as humans do after studying the behavioral pattern of cabbages in an international led-study. University of Queensland researchers...

Heart disease the most common cause of death for Australian women: report

MELBOURNE, Oct. 11 (PNA/Xinhua) -- Heart disease, not cancer, is the No. 1 killer of Australian women, a study has found. The study, undertaken by the Mary McKillop Institute for Health at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in Melbourne, was...

Moderate physical exercise in midlife helps prevent memory disorders in old age

HELSINKI, Sept. 10 (PNA/Xinhua) -- A study shows that moderately vigorous physical activity in midlife helps prevent memory disorders such as dementia in old age, the University of Helsinki said on Friday. The conclusion was based on a long-term study...

Middle-aged Australians caught in “unprecedented overdose crisis”: report

MELBOURNE, Aug. 29 (PNA/Xinhua) -- The number of middle-aged Australians dying from drug overdoses has tripled in the past decade, a new study has found. A report by Victoria's Penington Institute found that eight out of every 10 overdose deaths...

Australian scientists develop mung bean alternative to peanut butter

MELBOURNE, Aug. 24 (PNA/Xinhua) -- Australian scientists have developed a mung bean alternative to peanut butter for people allergic to the popular spread. The product, developed by the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC), could be offered on the menu...

Aussie drug melting cancer cells approved for human use in U.S.

MELBOURNE, Aug. 23 (PNA/Xinhua) -- A tablet developed in Melbourne that "melts away" cancer cells has been approved for use in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that venetoclax was approved for prescription...
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