Common drug found to stop skin cancers and more Zedline

Queensland researchers have found regular use of certain common anti-inflammatory drugs, to be the key to stop skin cancers from turning into deadly ulcerated melanomas.

 

Aspirin, ibuprofen and statins, a popular cholesterol lowering drug, are among those found to lower the risk of the condition.

 

Lead researcher Lena von Schuckmann said although the findings were really exciting, furthers studies are required.

 

Cancer Council Queensland chief executive Chris McMillian applauds the finding, and also advised everyone to visit a GP if any changes on the skin is detected.

 

Streamlining of barking dog complaint process

 

A new approach to filing complaints about barking dogs in your neighbourhood has been created by Ipswich entrepreneur and engineer Aaron Brand.

 

Brand proposed a website called BarkUp! which would give locals a range of tools and helpful hints to address the issue.

 

Users can fill out a questionnaire that will anonymously go to neighbours and be registered with the council as a formal complaint.

 

The Ipswich City Council is jumping on board, offering up to $30,000 in product development funding.

 

Research finds nicotine replacement is safer than smoking for pregnant women

 

A new study found by researchers at the University of Newcastle say Australian doctors can be confident about prescribing nicotine replacement therapy for pregnant women as it is safer than smoking.

 

2004 statistics showed 11 percent of women who gave birth in Australia smoked at some point during their pregnancy.

 

Smoking during pregnancy can significantly reduce the growth and health of babies and cause complications for both the mother and child.

 

University of Newcastle School of Medicine and Public Health associate professor Gillian Gould say nicotine replacement therapy could be the solution to reduce the number of women who smoke during pregnancy in Australia.

 

Violent clashes outside Milo Yiannopoulos event

 

Violent clashes erupted outside a hosting controversial British alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in Melbourne last night.

 

Around 150 hard-right and hard-left protesters assembled outside the venue in Kensington and attacked each other with sticks.

 

The groups present included the left-wing group Fight Against Racism and right-wing group Reclaim Australia.

 

Rohingya refugee camp’s growing disease risk

 

Bangladesh government plans to allocated 500 more acres of land for Rohingya refugee camps following concerns for disease outbreaks.

 

837,000 refugees live in flimsy bamboo or canvas shelters in crowded conditions in the 3000 acres already issued by the government, but the overcrowding well exceeds emergency standards.

 

More than 60 per cent of the camp’s water supplies are contaminated with bacteria due to overflowing of temporary latrines.

 

The International Organisation for Migration are urging the government to continue to free space in order to decongest camps and slow disease spread.

 

Yemen’s former president shot dead by former allies after switching sides

 

Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh died in an attack on his convoy, as Houthi militia’s fighters stopped his armoured vehicle with an RPG rocket, then proceeding to shooting him dead.

 

This incident happened after Saleh switched sides in Yemen’s civil war, abandoning his pro-Iran Houthi allies in favor of a pro-Saudi coalition.

 

Warfare between the former allies has been happening over the past two years.

 

Saleh’s death was hailed by his supporters as a martyr.