The Great Barrier Reef Is Showing “Significant Signs Of Recovery”

After decades of damning reports, bleak images, and depressing headlines, one new report claims to have a “positive update” on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The Reef & Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC), a non-profit organization, has published a report for the Queensland State Government that claims parts of the GBR…

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Children on Nauru in desperate need of help, activists tell Australia

(CNN)Australian advocates and opposition politicians are campaigning to free 119 children from forced detention on a tiny Pacific Island, amid warnings that the health of several young refugees is quickly deteriorating. There are 119 children still living on Nauru after being transferred there under Australia’s immigration policy, which bans asylum…

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China could overtake Australia as biggest donor to Pacific, if it pays up

(CNN)China could overtake Australia as the biggest donor to Pacific nations, but only if Beijing follows through on its promises of aid and support that are currently billions of dollars short of being realized. While Canberra is still the biggest player in the region, ongoing major spending under Belt and…

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These Are The US “Hot Spots” At Risk Of Disease Outbreaks Because Parents Aren’t Vaccinating Children

Across the US, “hot spots” of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children are on the rise and it is creating a risk of disease outbreaks that would otherwise be preventable. In 18 states, non-medical exemptions (NMEs) allow for parents to easily opt-out of childhood vaccinations for “philosophical beliefs”. Researchers…

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Drug-Resistant “Super Gonorrhea” Is On The Rise And Going Global

The ongoing arms race between germs and humans is seeing more and more cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea springing up across the world, according to international health agencies. This grim sign of our times doesn’t just mean gonorrhea is becoming much harder to treat, it could also mean that this common…

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Man donates blood for the last time after 60 years and thousands of lives saved

James Harrison's last donation.Image: Australian red Cross Blood Service James Harrison is a hero unlike you’ve come across before. The 81-year-old Australian has been giving blood for the last 60 years, and in the process helped save the babies of more than 2 million Australian women. SEE ALSO: Crowdfunding campaign…

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Scientists Finally Think They Know What Causes Polycystic Ovary Syndrome And How To Cure It

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects roughly one in five women – and now, scientists think they know why. (Just in time for National Women’s Health Week.) A study published in Nature Medicine found a link between hormonal imbalance in the womb and PCOS, specifically prenatal exposure…

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This Dog Protected A Toddler For 15 Hours In The Wild And Is Now An Honorary Police Doggo

It’s been proven h/t) Meet Max, a 17-year-old deaf and half-blind dog from Queensland, Australia who became a true hero last weekend Image credits: 9news Local police forces, as well as volunteers, looked for Aurora for over 15 hours, on a cold and rainy night Image credits: 9news They followed…

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