PFAS chemicals not linked to disease but health effects ‘cannot be ruled out’, expert panel finds

PFAS chemicals not linked to disease but health effects ‘cannot be ruled out’, expert panel finds

Updated May 07, 2018 17:56:14 Photo: An expert panel has not found evidence of a link between exposure to PFAS chemicals and disease. (Four Corners) There is limited or no evidence to link exposure to PFAS chemicals with human disease, but health effects cannot be ruled out, an independent panel …

Legionnaire’s outbreak in Melbourne linked to shopping centres in Gladstone Park, Airport West

Legionnaire’s outbreak in Melbourne linked to shopping centres in Gladstone Park, Airport West

Updated May 04, 2018 15:04:17 Photo: Last year there were 67 documented cases of legionnaires’ disease in Victoria. (Supplied: Flinders University) Three men are in hospital after contracting legionnaire’s disease after visiting the same areas of Melbourne’s north-west. Health authorities said the men, two of whom are in intensive care, …

Ad falsely linked to kids cartoon network asks parents to drop off children

Ad falsely linked to kids cartoon network asks parents to drop off children

Updated May 02, 2018 12:45:48 Police are investigating possible links between a deceptive online advertisement aimed at children in Adelaide and another recent one in Perth, in which the name ‘Nickelodeon’ was used in an attempt to lure them in. Key points: Ads for children’s events linked to cartoon networks …

Police raid Melbourne properties linked to Comancheros bikie gang, arrest 14 people

Police raid Melbourne properties linked to Comancheros bikie gang, arrest 14 people

Updated May 02, 2018 09:36:00 Fourteen people have been arrested during a series of raids across Melbourne as part of a police investigation into blackmail, extortion and assaults linked to the Comancheros bikie gang. Police in Melbourne executed warrants at 18 properties targeting the outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) early this …

Two armed robberies in SA may be linked

Two armed robberies in SA may be linked

A masked man with a shotgun has robbed a jewellery store in Adelaide’s northwest, smashing display cases with a hammer and stuffing valuables into a sack. The brazen smash-and-grab occurred hours after an armed man broke into a woman’s home and police are investigating whether the incidents are linked. The …

Southwest Airlines fatal engine failure linked to 2016 explosion caused by fan blade

Southwest Airlines fatal engine failure linked to 2016 explosion caused by fan blade

Posted April 20, 2018 08:19:28 Photo: Photographs comparing the engine damage on two separate Southwest Airlines flights. (Twitter: Stephanie, Marty Martinez via AP) Southwest Airlines opposed a recommendation to inspect its fan blades after a 2016 accident in which one snapped off mid-flight, just like during the engine failure this …

Antidepressants less effective for night owls, linked to light exposure, researchers believe

Antidepressants less effective for night owls, linked to light exposure, researchers believe

Updated April 19, 2018 11:44:50 The effect of light exposure on mental and physical health has been highlighted by new Australian research that suggests antidepressants could be less effective for night owls than for early risers. A study published in the medical journal Chronobiology International investigated responses to antidepressant medication …

Court frees impounded $330m superyacht linked to Malaysian corruption scandal

Court frees impounded $330m superyacht linked to Malaysian corruption scandal

Posted April 17, 2018 23:23:10 Photo: Luxury superyacht Equanimity is moored off Bali’s Benoa Bay. (AP: Yoan Ari) Related Story: Fight to free impounded $330m superyacht linked to Malaysian corruption scandal A court in Jakarta has ruled that a $US330 million superyacht and its crew, which includes three Australians, should …

Boy finds treasure linked to Viking king ‘Harald Bluetooth’ on Baltic island

Boy finds treasure linked to Viking king ‘Harald Bluetooth’ on Baltic island

Posted April 17, 2018 07:59:50 Photo: Hobby archaeologist Rene Schoen and 13-year-old Luca Malaschnitschenko, right, search for coins in northern Germany. (AP: Stefan Sauer/dpa) Related Story: What lies beneath: Archaeologists search for buried Melbourne treasures Hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets linked to the era of Danish …

Hazelwood mine fire linked to spike in doctor visits and prescription medication use

Hazelwood mine fire linked to spike in doctor visits and prescription medication use

Posted April 10, 2018 14:32:50 Photo: Morwell was covered in smoke and ash during the mine fire. (ABC News: Kathy Lord) Related Story: Morwell residents seven times more likely to have heart attack since Hazelwood fire Related Story: Mine fire ‘likely’ contributed to an increase in deaths in Latrobe Valley …