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HIV rates fall and more Zedlines

HIV Foundation Queensland Chair, Darren Russell says the reduction in infection rates is testament to awareness programs, and increased testing within affected communities.

HIV rates fall in Brisbane

HIV infection rates have declined significantly in Brisbane, with a 30 percent reduction in five years.

HIV Foundation Queensland Chair, Darren Russell says the reduction in infection rates is testament to awareness programs, and increased testing within affected communities.

Despite the drop in infection rates, the Federal Government has revealed it will not subsidise the HIV prevention drug Truvada on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

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Stephen Hawking’s theory replicated in Israel and more Zedlines

Stephen Hawking’s theory on the event horizon of a black hole may have been successfully replicated in a lab in Israel. Image: Wikipedia

Stephen Hawking’s theory replicated in Israel
Stephen Hawking’s theory on the event horizon of a black hole may have been successfully replicated in a lab in Israel.

Jeff Steinhauer at the Technion-Israel Institute of Hafia claims to have replicated the conditions of a black hole, which could potentially allow for the measurement of black hole radiation.

The theory of black holes is controversial in the world of physics, and the experiment will require extensive testing before any conclusions can be drawn.

Seize and destroy warrant and more Zedlines

A Brisbane family hid their golden retriever after observing a seize and destroy warrant to have their dog put down for excessive barking. The dog has been the subject of complaints over the course of the last 2 and a half years. Councilor Matthew Bourke told 9News the dog barked for 11 minutes straight on one occasion. Image: (Fiona Banwell)

Seize and destroy warrant

A Brisbane family hid their golden retriever after observing a seize and destroy warrant to have their dog put down for excessive barking.

The dog has been the subject of complaints over the course of the last 2 and a half years. Councilor Matthew Bourke told 9News the dog barked for 11 minutes straight on one occasion.

The family has put the dog in a kennel in the hopes that a petition will save the dog’s life.

More than 55 thousand people have signed the petition.

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Australia: ‘top three for illicit drugs’ and more Zedlines

A new study has found that Australia has the third highest number of illicit drug vendors world-wide. Despite the FBI crackdown on illegal drug websites, Australia remains a hotspot for drug sellers who are able to sell their drugs on secret cryptomarkets online.

Australia: ‘top three for illicit drugs’

A new study has found that Australia has the third highest number of illicit drug vendors world-wide.

Despite the FBI crackdown on illegal drug websites, Australia remains a hotspot for drug sellers who are able to sell their drugs on secret cryptomarkets online.

Australia contributes 10.6 per cent of vendors to the online drug trade worldwide with cannabis remaining the most sought after substance.

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Jetstar flight forced to make emergency landing after engine problems and more Zedlines

Jetstar flight forced to make emergency landing after engine problems

Burpengary park to be named after WWI hero

A farmer from Burpengary who served in WWI alongside his four sons will be honoured if a local association gets its wish.

The Burpengary Progress Association has applied to the Moreton Bay Regional Council to rename parkland after Charles Munro after joining the war in 1915 after his sons were sent to fight.

Local councillor Peter Flannery says the application seeks to recognise Mr Munro’s commitment to both his local community and country.

Great Barrier Reef oil spill investigation finalised and more Zedlines

A year-long investigation into a major oil spill on the Great Barrier Reef last year has pinpointed a foreign ship as being responsible for the 10-15 tonne spill that killed two seabirds and took two weeks to clean up. Image Source: commons.wikimedia.org

A year-long investigation into a major oil spill on the Great Barrier Reef last year has pinpointed a foreign ship as being responsible for the 10-15 tonne spill that killed two seabirds and took two weeks to clean up.

The investigation led by Maritime Safety Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is estimated to cost up to 1.5 million dollars but Ports Minister Mark Bailey says Queenslanders will not have to front the costs as they will come out of the offending ship’s insurance or from a National plan fund.

There’s something in the water and more Zedlines...

Queensland scientists are saying the drug residue from medication is making it’s way into our drinking water

There’s something in the water

Queensland scientists are saying the drug residue from medication may be making it’s way into our drinking water

Dr Oelgemoeller from James Cook University says studies have revealed "serious concerns" in relation to the effect of drug residues on humans and animals.

He says there’s further evidence that even the most modern water treatment systems fall short of their task to completely remove residues.

Chicken scent proven to prevent malaria and more Zedlines

Researchers in Ethiopia have found that the scent of a live chicken could help prevent malaria. Image Source: Wikipedia

Shots fired in the Gold Coast

Police investigations are currently underway in the Gold Coast following reports of shots being fired just after 5am.

Police were called to a property on Brenini Drive in Coombabah with belief that there were people inside the building at the time.

No injuries have yet been reported and investigations are continuing.

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Brisbane scientist working on HIV cure

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The International AIDS Conference is taking place in South Africa right now, and opened with a warning that progress towards an AIDS cure is at risk.

4ZZZ spoke to Brisbane scientist David Harrich from the Berghofer Medical Research Institute. Harrich is currently working on a cure for HIV with the use of an antiviral protein.  

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Radical substance abuse program welcomed by addiction experts and more Zedlines

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Radical substance abuse program welcomed by addiction experts

An alternative substance abuse program involving giving free alcohol to help Australian homeless alcoholics has been put forward by Australian addiction experts.

The proposed Managed Alcohol Program would give addicts up to 15 free alcoholic drinks a day in a managed environment, mirroring a similar approach in Canada that has resulted in an overall reduction of alcohol consumption by participants each day.

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