Gestational diabetes app helps healthcare workers keep a close eye on pregnant women

Gestational diabetes app helps healthcare workers keep a close eye on pregnant women

Posted May 10, 2018 05:11:32 Photo: If left untreated, the disease can be deadly and has the potential to cause premature birth, overweight babies and pre-eclampsia. (Unsplash.com: Janko Ferlic, CC-0) A smartphone app, developed by Australian scientists and health workers, is helping Queensland mothers-to-be protect themselves and their babies from …

6/17 Mark St, Happy Valley — modern and close to nature

6/17 Mark St, Happy Valley — modern and close to nature

THIS 2017 Metro Property Development-built family home is full of up-to-the-minute styling, and open-plan living spaces. You will find it at 6/17 Mark St, Happy Valley. Features include high ceilings, neutral decor and airconditioning, and the home is surrounded by nature. You will find it within the new Sanctuary development, …

Blue whale sighting in Tasmania delights onlookers, but fishers accused of ‘trolling’ too close

Blue whale sighting in Tasmania delights onlookers, but fishers accused of ‘trolling’ too close

Updated May 01, 2018 10:35:11 Photo: Damian Connor estimated the whale to be around 20 metres long. (Supplied: Wild Ocean Tasmania) A blue whale, the largest animal on Earth, has been spotted in waters off the Tasman Peninsula, but onlookers have said the sight was spoiled by the actions of …

Internet banking: Rural communities left floundering as regional banks close their doors

Internet banking: Rural communities left floundering as regional banks close their doors

Maddelin McCosker, Rachel McGhee and Emilia Terzon Posted April 24, 2018 18:24:46 The big banks are leaving regional Australia in droves and rural communities are paying the price. This week, the only bank left in the small central Queensland town of Moura closed its doors for the last time. It …

Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial-bias training following ‘reprehensible’ arrests of black men

Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial-bias training following ‘reprehensible’ arrests of black men

Posted April 18, 2018 05:48:08 Photo: Starbucks is under fire for calling the police on two black customers. (AP: Michael Bryant) Related Story: Starbucks accused of offering ‘too little too latte’ after calling police on black customers Related Story: Ten Myer staff called on teenage boy who was shopping for …

Wall Street stages a comeback to close higher, shaking off trade war fears

Wall Street stages a comeback to close higher, shaking off trade war fears

Posted April 05, 2018 07:47:44 Photo: The Dow Jones closed higher after earlier falling more than 500 points during the session. (Reuters: Brendan McDermid) The Dow Jones has posted a 700-point turnaround to finish 1 per cent higher, after earlier posting steep losses. China’s warning of new tariffs against the …

Commonwealth Games: Cyclist Georgia Baker keeps father’s memory close to her heart

Commonwealth Games: Cyclist Georgia Baker keeps father’s memory close to her heart

Updated March 30, 2018 06:07:47 Photo: Georgia Baker (L) is confident of going onto the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Twitter: Georgia Baker) Map: Surfers Paradise 4217 Georgia Baker knows a few things about adversity. The Australian cyclist will head to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games to chase gold, but is aware …

NBN speeds are close to those promised, first major testing shows

NBN speeds are close to those promised, first major testing shows

Updated March 29, 2018 15:53:55 Fibre-to-the-node connections have dragged down average NBN speeds, the first major testing by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has shown. Key points: New speed testing of 400 services shows the NBN delivers speeds close to those advertised On the major providers, average download speeds …

World Science Festival: The missing music from Close Encounters of the Third Kind is revealed

World Science Festival: The missing music from Close Encounters of the Third Kind is revealed

By Claire Boughey Updated March 24, 2018 22:28:31 Eight minutes of composer John Williams’ Close Encounters of the Third Kind score that was cut from the 1977 film has been performed publicly for the first time. The lost music was revealed in Brisbane on Saturday at the premiere of Close …

Great Barrier Reef cruise ship ‘close call’ coupled with expected 250pc rise in traffic sparks concerns

Great Barrier Reef cruise ship ‘close call’ coupled with expected 250pc rise in traffic sparks concerns

Updated March 21, 2018 10:57:25 Projections of a 250 per cent increase in shipping on the Great Barrier Reef over the next 20 years, coupled with a recent navigational infringement by a cruise ship, has prompted calls for a review of the marine park’s maritime management. On March 8, the …