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Mount Isa academic takes part in world first COVID-19 combat

A Mount Isa academic is taking part in a world first taskforce, to combat COVID-19. Mount Isa Rural and Remote Health James Cook University professor Sabina Knight has joined the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, a panel of experts from...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:24:55 GMT - The North West Star

'Severe'bleaching on Great Barrier Reef

Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef is more widespread than ever before after record high temperatures in February. Coral bleaching is sweeping across the Great Barrier Reef for a third time in five years. Bleaching has struck all three regions...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:24:55 GMT - NEWS.com.au

New species of sea snake discovered in Western Australia

Western Australia coasts are a hot spot for sea snake diversity after the discovery of yet another species. Why This Matters: The list of species off the coast of WA continues to grow. A new species of turtle-headed sea snake has been discovered in...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:24:55 GMT - australiascience.tv

Australia’s Fish Stuck in Hot Water, Literally.

Last week news spread of another major coral bleaching event in the Great Barrier Reef. This is the third event in the past five years and comes off the back of major marine heatwaves in 2016 and 2017.
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:24:55 GMT - 2ser.com

Scientists: Don't flatten the COVID-19 curve, 'squash it' Scientists: Don't flatten the COVID-19 curve, 'squash it'

WE SHOULD not just flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections, we should "squash it" according to North Queensland epidemiologists. On the eve of the Federal Government releasing the scientific modelling which has guided decision making during the...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:24:55 GMT - Whitsunday Times

Male pelvic floor exercises may beat bedroom blues

We know that exercising your pelvic floor muscles can help bladder and bowel control, but two physios have done some research and found that there can be a happy side effect. Australian physiotherapists say simple pelvic floor exercises may be a cure...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:24:55 GMT - The Senior

Children's mental health now at risk amid COVID-19 measures

Australian children and families are at risk of experiencing severe mental health concerns because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mount Isa Headspace Centre Manager Sigrid Tagaloa said our youth were starting to become affected by stress. "I know that in...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:24:55 GMT - The North West Star

Win-win with Indigenous environmental programs

James Cook University researchers have found caring for Country improves the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as helping the environment. JCU’s Dr Diane Jarvis was part of a study funded by the Australian Government’s...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:24:55 GMT - miragenews.com

When will lockdown end? Why life in Australia could return to normal quicker than you think - but don't expect to fly anytime soon

Life in Australia could start slowly returning to normal in a month - but only if the rate of coronavirus infection keeps falling, experts predict. The country is partially locked down under stage three restrictions that ban gatherings and, in some...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:24:55 GMT - Daily Mail Australia

Marine life in our oceans could recover by 2050 if we take action now

Marine life in our oceans could recover by 2050 if we can protect vulnerable habitats and species, adopt cautionary harvesting strategies, restore habitats, cut pollution and mitigate climate change, say Australian and international experts. They say w...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:24:55 GMT - scimex.org