July 25, 2017. Melbourne: According to Optometry Australia, those who buy prescription glasses online instead of from an optometrist are more likely to regret their purchase. They could also be putting their eye health at risk. A UK study published in Optometry & Vision Science, ‘A Comparison of Spectacles Purchased Online and in UK Optometry Practice’, found 79% of trial… Continue reading Buying prescription glasses online can put your vision at risk.
Existing drug could be repurposed to treat alphavirus patients around the world 7 MARCH 2017: A Melbourne biotech company is getting ready to test a breakthrough treatment that could be the first to combat the debilitating Ross River virus currently plaguing Australia. Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX:PAR) is preparing to launch a Phase 2 clinical trial… Continue reading The Australian company testing a breakthrough treatment for Ross River
Unisys Corporation and CSIRO’s Data61 join hands for more secure Australian borders. Unisys Corporation and CSIRO’s Data61 today announced a collaboration to develop an advanced data analytics solution for automated security risk assessment of travellers and cargo at air, land and sea borders. Under the collaboration, Unisys will fund joint research with Data61 to develop… Continue reading Unisys Corporation and CSIRO’s Data61 COLLABORATION FOR FASTER AND MORE SECURE BORDER
The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) said the trade figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) represent a better than expected start to the retail year with 3.11% total growth year-on-year. Post-Christmas spending estimates by the ARA and Roy Morgan Research predicted sales growth of 2.9% over this period, and exceeding this figure… Continue reading JANUARY RETAIL SALES EXCEED EXPECTATIONS
New figures show the extent to which Australians are using insulin to treat their diabetes. Figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reveal that in 2015, 28,775 Australians treated diabetes with insulin. Of this number, almost two thirds (63 per cent) had type 2 diabetes. Almost all (92 per cent) of new… Continue reading Type 2 diabetes. Over 500,000 Australians have it but don’t know.
Tackling Australia’s obesity crisis is a high priority for the Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie, who today chaired the sixth meeting of the Healthy Food Partnership in Canberra to discuss action on providing consumers with healthier food choices. “I am very pleased that all delegates agree that the most valuable way of… Continue reading HEALTHY FOOD PARTNERSHIP – TACKLING AUSTRALIA’S OBESITY CRISIS
February is Sydney’s Hottest Calendar Month of 2017. Heat waves pose a more deadly and destabilising threat to the Sydney metropolitan area than all other potential natural or unnatural disasters, with Sydney’s Chief Resilience Officer Beck Dawson calling for a greater level of planning and preparation to combat future heatwaves. Following Sydney’s hottest calendar… Continue reading Heatwaves are Sydney’s deadliest threat