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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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Amber alert for Missing Woodridge girl

Police have issued an amber alert for a school girl who went missing in South Brisbane yesterday. Image source: Wikipedia.

Amber alert called for missing Woodridge girl

Police are calling for urgent help to find a missing 11-year-old girl.

An Amber Alert was issued this morning after the girl was last seen at about 4:40pm yesterday on Pilbi Street, Woodridge, south of Brisbane.

Police keen to interview Pell and more Zedlines...

Police are considering taking the flight to Rome to interview Cardinal George Pell over complaints of sexual abuse raised by two Ballarat men.

Police keen to interview Pell

Police are considering taking the flight to Rome to interview Cardinal George Pell over complaints of sexual abuse raised by two Ballarat men.

Multiple other accounts of historical sexual assault allegations made against Pell are also currently under investigation.

The Department of Public Prosecutions are advising police on how to proceed however the decision of whether or not to pursue charges ultimately remains with the police.

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Queensland second worst in Australia for heart problems and more Zedlines...

Queenslanders will need to start watching their waistlines as new data shows Queensland has the second highest rates of heart disease related hospitalizations in the country.

Queensland second worst in Australia for heart problems

Queenslanders will need to start watching their waistlines as new data shows Queensland has the second highest rates of heart disease related hospitalizations in the country.

These diseases stem from things such as smoking, obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Ipswich and Logan city were ranked 4th and 5th worst in the country respectively.

Outback Queensland ranked poorly in the data with almost 100 out of every 10 thousand people being hospitalised with heart conditions

Tasmanian Government support same-sex marriage and more Zedlines

The Tasmanian government has passed a motion in support of same-sex marriage. Image: Flickr, Kellie Parker

Tasmanian Government support same-sex marriage 
The Tasmanian government has passed a motion in support of same-sex marriage.

This makes the Australian state the first to have a unified stance on the matter after the Lower House passed the same vote last year.

LGBT rights advocates now call on the federal government to follow suit as a result of this development.

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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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CSIRO to benefit from $37 million over next decade

Science body CSIRO to receive 15 climate science researchers and $37 million over the course of ten years. Image source: Wikimedia commons

CSIRO to benefit from $37 million over ten years

The CSIRO will receive $37 million dollars over the next ten years and 15 new climate science researchers.

This follows news from earlier in the year announcing massive job cuts to the CSIRO and the slashing of climate change research programs.  

Refugee on Manus Island drowns and more Zedlines

A refugee from the Manus Island offshore processing centre has drowned after going missing on August 2. Locals and police conducted the search and discovered his body at a local waterfall only two hours after he was reported missing.

Refugee on Manus Island drowns

A refugee from the Manus Island offshore processing centre has drowned after going missing on August 2.

Locals and police conducted the search and discovered his body at a local waterfall only two hours after he was reported missing.

The man has been identified as Pakistani refugee, Kamil Hussain.

Brisbane councillor defends $300k office fit-out

Ratepayers will spend $300,000 after council entered into a contract to secure a new ward office for Holland Park Ward councillor Krista Adams.

ARe we dreaming? Pokemon GO & the future of Augmented Reality.

It's the game that's taking the world by storm - car accidents, muggings, and rare-found joy for people with autism have all been attributed to Pokemon GO. With this brief foray into the world of AR, 4ZZZ reporter Melanie Keyte takes a look at where the future of gaming could go now this technology is literally at our fingertips. 

(Image: Thomas Magor). 

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Home HIV test kit to be sold in pharmacies and more Zedlines

Australian company Atomo Diagnostics has developed a home use HIV test kit, to be sold in pharmacies for fifteen to twenty dollars each. (Image source: Flickr, UNICEF Ethiopia)

Australian company Atomo Diagnostics has developed a home use HIV test kit, to be sold in pharmacies for fifteen to twenty dollars each.

The kit, which uses a simple finger prick blood test to show whether a person is HIV positive, is on trial to get approval from the Therapeutic Goods Association.

This comes on the heels of the announcement of a potential breakthrough treatment for HIV out of University of New South Wales.

 

 

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