Ofo, which operates 10 million bikes in 180 cities worldwide, is launching in Sydney on Wednesday. Photograph: Ofo

China’s bike-sharing company Ofo launches in Sydney

China’s bike-share company Ofo has entered Australian market with 200 bikes deployed in Sydney China’s bike-sharing company ofo has launched its dockless bike system in Sydney, Australia on Thursday. Chinese company Ofo,... Read more »

Locate halal food in Australia with Halal Advisor app

Halal Advisor is your must have app as a Muslim in Australia A new mobile application, Halal Advisor, has been introduced in Australia to help Australian Muslims search for Halal food in... Read more »
An artists' impression of the Korongee village in Tasmania for people living with dementia.

Australia’s first ever ‘Dementia Village’ to be built in Tasmania

Tasmania will become home to Australia’s first suburban village designed specifically for people with dementia Australia’s first village designed to help people with dementia live safer and more fulfilling lives will be... Read more »
Big Red Kidney Bus embarks on NSW Holiday Tour

Big Red Kidney Bus embarks on NSW Holiday Tour 

Patients living with kidney failure can now plan holidays without the worry of missing life-saving treatment, with the launch of the first mobile dialysis service in a bus. Health Minister Brad Hazzard... Read more »
Blacktown Hospital

NSW’s Blacktown Hospital will have “the best of the best” health care

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard says Blacktown Hospital will have “the best of the best” Blacktown will have “the best of the best” health care according to NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.... Read more »

Australia considering childcare ban on unvaccinated children

Unvaccinated children would be banned from childcare centres and preschools under an Australian government plan. Unvaccinated children would be banned from childcare centres and preschools across the country under a push by... Read more »
The AW139 will be standard across all NSW’s aeromedical helicopter fleet under the new contract. (Paul Sadler)

New ambulance helicopters set for NSW skies

Ambulance Helicopters have commenced aeromedical operations to provide rescue and retrieval services in partnership with New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance The first fleet of eight new ambulance helicopters have begun service for NSW... Read more »
Canberra pollen season

Canberra pollen season predicted to be worse and start early

There will be no respite for Canberra hay fever sufferers this year with The Australian National University’s (ANU) Canberra Pollen project forecasting another nightmare pollen season. Lead researcher Professor Simon Haberle of... Read more »

Australian government’s ‘No jab, no pay’ policy improve vaccination rates

Government’s policy sees 5,700 immunise children and another 148,000 update vaccinations to avoid cuts of up to $15,000 a year The federal government’s ‘no jab, no pay’ law has led to an... Read more »
No Tobacco Day 2016: How plain packs are helping Australia’s record-low smoking rates

No Tobacco Day 2016: How plain packs are helping Australia’s record-low smoking rates

Australia is the first country in the world to introduce plain cigarette packs aimed at reducing the number of children who start smoking, and support people to quit for good. By Kylie... Read more »
humanitarian and public health crisis in Gaza

A glimpse into Gaza’s forgotten humanitarian crisis

Ninety per cent of all water in Gaza is classified as “unsuitable for human consumption” — and is contaminated by human faeces spewing from a bombed-out sewage system, pesticides, heavy metals and... Read more »

World Health Day 2016: How to prevent diabetes

World Health Day 2016 is dedicated to raising awareness of diabetes in the hope that we can finally beat it On Thursday 7th April for World Health Day, the World Health Organisation... Read more »
American Airline

Major Airlines issue travel advisories, offer refund amid Zika virus concerns

Airlines are offering refunds to passengers who have booked flights to central and south American countries caught up in the Zika virus outbreak The mosquito-borne Zika virus is spreading so quickly through... Read more »
Striking doctors outside Sandwell General in West Bromwich, where bosses attempted to get staff to work by declaring an emergency hours before the industrial action was due to start

Junior Doctors in UK go on strike for first time in 40 years

4,000 operations have been cancelled and patients warned to stay away as thousands of junior doctors around the UK have begun a 24-hour strike Thousands of Junior Doctors across Britain are striking... Read more »

Health, Tech, Management top list as Best Jobs for 2016

While many people make promises to eat better or exercise more in new year, others look to land a new job or switch careers. If the latest jobs report is any indication,... Read more »

Brazil declares emergency after 2,400 babies born with brain damage

More than 2,400 suspected cases of microcephaly have been reported this year in 20 Brazilian states, compared with 147 cases last year. Doctors are investigating 29 related infant deaths. Microcephaly results in... Read more »

Do we actually only need six hours of sleep a night?

Lights, TV, smartphones and computers are often blamed for depriving modern humans of sleep. But a new study suggests that our prehistoric ancestors didn’t get any more than 7 hours of a... Read more »

Western Sydney hospitals to receive an extra $100 million in funds

Extra funds to flow into western Sydney hospitals Blacktown Hospital and Westmead Hospital of Western Sydney are set to receive extra $100 million in funds that would boost the health and emergency centers.... Read more »

Skinny jeans a new health hazard as Adelaide woman collapses

Wearing skinny jeans can be a health hazard After squatting in them for hours while emptying kitchen cupboards, an Adelaide woman collapsed and spent four days in hospital. “When she arrived, she... Read more »

Benefits of Trees – Closer you live to trees, the better off you are

By James Hamblin John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman stomped through the Midwestern winter snow with bare feet. His cloak was a lightly modified coffee sack with holes for his head and arms that—all... Read more »
MERS virus has claimed the lives of five people, with another 64 people suffering from the illness in South Korea.

South Korea declares ‘war’ on Mers virus as 2300 in quarantine

Seoul, (South Korea) – Fears of MERS in South Korea are growing by the day, with more than 2,300 people quarantined as the country grapples with the outbreak. At least 1,381 schools will... Read more »
World No Tobacco Day 2015

World No Tobacco Day: Will countries ‘walk the talk’ to end the tobacco epidemic?

Despite unprecedented pressure from tobacco industry to delay, dilute or thwart progress on a range of tobacco control measures globally, considerable achievements have been made by governments over the past years to... Read more »

10 changes to make in your 30s for lifelong success

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviours out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks. But your... Read more »
WHO has declared Liberia free of the Ebola virus, confirming that the country has had no new cases in 42 days.

WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free of the Ebola virus, confirming that the country has had no new cases in 42 days. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said that Liberia had... Read more »