thalidomide

Thalidomide Birth Defect Victims Settle Class-Action Suit For $81 Million

By | Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:58

Thalidomide, which was used in the 1960s to treat morning sickness, caused many children to be born with defects. Now, over 100 Australian victims recently settled a class-action suit for $81 million.

Australian Doctors Reexamine End-Of-Life Care

Australia Squanders Resources On Unwarranted End-Of-Life Care

By | Sun, 11/17/2013 - 18:33

Doctors say Australia's medical system needlessly squanders health resources on the those dying of advanced disease, robbing patients of dignity.

Crocodile Attack

Australian Man Mauled To Death In Crocodile Attack

By | Mon, 08/26/2013 - 11:03

A man's body was finally recovered on Monday following an Australia crocodile attack in the Mary River of the Northern Territory.

Australia The Happiest Industrialized Nation In the World

Australia Happiest Industrialized Nation In the World, Received Well-Being Boost From Strong Economy

By | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:37

Strong economic growth put Australia on top as the 'happiest' developed nation in the world, based on a well-being index that measured health, income levels, safety and housing.

Blood Tests May Soon Predict Alzheimer’s disease

Blood Tests May Soon Predict Alzheimer’s disease

By | Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:46

Australian Scientists have found biological markers linked to the toxic protein responsible for Alzheimer's in blood.

cigarette

Australian Smokers Could See Cigarettes Rise to $20 a Pack

By | Mon, 01/07/2013 - 14:33

A pack of cigarettes could cost more than $20 which, if approved, would be the second 25-percent hike in cigarette prices in just three years in Australia.

sneezing, allergy

Could Botox Be the Cure for Allergies?

By | Tue, 10/09/2012 - 17:01

As winter looms, allergy sufferers receive a bit of relief - until next spring.

fierce snake

Australian Teen Survives After Being Bitten By World's Deadliest Snake

By | Thu, 09/27/2012 - 15:19

An Australian teenage boy is now fighting for his life after being bitten by the world's deadliest snake, which possesses venom so poisonous that one drop of it can kill 100 men within 45 minutes.

KFC

Girl Brain-Damaged After Eating KFC Twister Dragged Back to Court as Fast Food Giant Fights $8 Million Ruling

By | Wed, 09/19/2012 - 17:10

In April, an Australian court ordered the chicken establishment to pay the family 8 million Australian dollars, or over $8.3 million USD in damages.

anorexia

Famous Anorexic Identical Twins Killed in Fire, Fulfilling Prophecy That They Would Die Together

By | Tue, 08/28/2012 - 15:48

A pair of identical twin sisters from Australia, who became famous through their battle with anorexia, appeared to have fulfilled their prophecy that their lives would end together, with both dying as a result of a house fire Monday night.