Parechovirus cases on the rise causing brain and blood infections in young children

Parechovirus cases on the rise causing brain and blood infections in young children

Posted April 30, 2018 15:55:44 Photo: Alec McDonald’s condition has improved, but he undergoes regular testing to ensure there are no lasting effects from his brush with parechovirus. (Supplied) Medical researchers are calling for better monitoring of the potentially deadly human parechovirus which can cause brain and blood infections in …

Launceston child protection workers stop taking cases

Launceston child protection workers stop taking cases

Posted April 28, 2018 08:19:16 Child protection workers in Tasmania’s north will limit the number of cases they manage to draw attention to what they say is under resourcing in the sector. The Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) said the Department of Human Services this month told child safety …

India’s cabinet approves death penalty for child rapists after public outrage over violent cases

India’s cabinet approves death penalty for child rapists after public outrage over violent cases

Posted April 22, 2018 06:36:35 Photo: Some protesters have long called for the death penalty for rapists in India. (AP :Rafiq Maqbool) India’s cabinet on Saturday approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting in response …

Flesh eating ulcer cases increasing in Victoria as experts call for urgent funding

Flesh eating ulcer cases increasing in Victoria as experts call for urgent funding

Updated April 16, 2018 09:23:27 Not enough is being done about a “serious epidemic” of gruesome flesh-eating ulcers that have affected hundreds of people in parts of regional Victoria, health experts have warned. Key points: Cases of flesh eating ulcers up 400 per cent in four years, expert says Doctors …

Canberra teacher fired over inappropriate relationships with students among several sexual harassment cases

Canberra teacher fired over inappropriate relationships with students among several sexual harassment cases

Updated April 16, 2018 06:54:35 Photo: The teacher formed the inappropriate relationships in school hours, around other students. (ABC News: Elise Pianegonda) A Canberra teacher was forced out of the job for forming inappropriate relationships with students and ignoring several warnings to stop, documents obtained under freedom of information laws …

Protests erupt across India after two child rape cases shock the nation

Protests erupt across India after two child rape cases shock the nation

Posted April 13, 2018 21:57:41 Video: Outrage in India over brutal gang rape of eight-year-old girl (ABC News) Protests have erupted across India after police officers and a politician were named separately in connection with two unrelated child rape cases, which are now under investigation. Outraged followed after police released …

Court rules it does not have power to reopen Maria James, Graeme Jensen cold cases

Court rules it does not have power to reopen Maria James, Graeme Jensen cold cases

Posted April 13, 2018 14:05:01 Photo: Mark James says he will continue to push to reopen the inquest into his mother’s death. (ABC RN: Jeremy Story Carter) Related Story: DNA bungle saw paedophile priest wrongly ruled out as murder suspect Related Story: Maria James cold case error was a ‘bungle …

Calls for girl’s torture murder to be reviewed by child death review team to ensure such cases ‘never happen again’

Calls for girl’s torture murder to be reviewed by child death review team to ensure such cases ‘never happen again’

Posted April 05, 2018 06:57:56 New South Wales Labor is calling for the case of a Hunter Valley girl who was tortured and murdered to be examined by the state’s child death review team. Detectives found the 12-year-old girl known as CN dead in her bed in her Hunter Valley …

Six new cases of measles linked to ill passenger on AirAsia flight

Six new cases of measles linked to ill passenger on AirAsia flight

Updated March 26, 2018 16:15:34 Six new cases of measles are being linked to a passenger on an AirAsia flight D7214 from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne on March 7. The new cases include a baby who was too young to be immunised and five adults ranging in age from 20 …

Matthew Lodge incident ‘one of the most disturbing cases I’ve ever reviewed’, says NRL adviser

Matthew Lodge incident ‘one of the most disturbing cases I’ve ever reviewed’, says NRL adviser

Updated March 06, 2018 08:43:24 Video: CCTV footage of Matthew Lodge attacking Joseph Cartright in New York in 2015. (ABC News) The drunken rampage by Brisbane Broncos footballer Matthew Lodge is “horrifying”, NRL gender adviser Catharine Lumby says. “This would be among the most disturbing of cases I’ve ever reviewed,” …