Sexual assaults spike on Gold Coast, police urge women to ‘stay in groups’

Sexual assaults spike on Gold Coast, police urge women to ‘stay in groups’

Updated May 21, 2018 14:12:00 Sexual assaults on the Gold Coast have risen sharply in the past year, and half the attacks have occurred in the so-called Safe Night Precincts in Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, a senior Gold Coast policeman says. The spike in sexual assaults has raised alarm bells …

Prescription abuse alerts spike, prompting urgent calls for national drug monitoring system

Prescription abuse alerts spike, prompting urgent calls for national drug monitoring system

Posted May 09, 2018 06:56:06 Australia’s peak doctors’ group has warned of the urgent need for real-time prescription monitoring to be introduced, as Federal Government data shows a spike in drug abuse alerts. The number of prescription drug abuse alerts in Australia rose by 26 per cent in 2017, with …

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 …