Elective double mastectomy seen as ‘only option’ after station owner tests positive to breast cancer gene

Elective double mastectomy seen as ‘only option’ after station owner tests positive to breast cancer gene

Posted May 18, 2018 06:34:41 The initial diagnosis of cancer is frightening. It’s the beginning of an ongoing life-changing journey of doctors, tests and treatments that will affect the entire family emotionally, physically and financially for years. But what happens to patients who live in rural areas, the ones who …

NAPLAN tests are valuable and criticisms aren’t backed by evidence: report

NAPLAN tests are valuable and criticisms aren’t backed by evidence: report

Updated May 14, 2018 10:05:59 The controversial NAPLAN tests are valuable and accurate and common criticisms of the national assessment tool aren’t supported by evidence, according to a report from the Centre for Independent Studies (CiS). As thousands of students prepare to sit the tests this week, the CiS report, …

Naplan: NSW government call to scrap tests rejected by Simon Birmingham | Australia news

Simon Birmingham has rejected a call from the New South Wales government to urgently scrap Naplan tests. On Friday the NSW education minister, Rob Stokes, used the second Gonski review into educational excellence to call for Naplan to be replaced with smaller, more regular and low-key tests. But Birmingham, the …

NAPLAN tests go digital as teachers’ union warns of systems failure fears

NAPLAN tests go digital as teachers’ union warns of systems failure fears

Posted May 02, 2018 07:17:20 Photo: More than 250 WA schools will conduct NAPLAN testing online this year for the first time. (ABC News: Natasha Robinson) Year 11 and 12 students at some West Australian schools have been banned from using the internet during online NAPLAN testing due to fears …

Groovin the Moo pill tests find lethal stimulant, paint and toothpaste in drugs

Groovin the Moo pill tests find lethal stimulant, paint and toothpaste in drugs

Updated April 30, 2018 10:41:03 The pill-testing trial at Groovin the Moo in Canberra has found some odd and even lethal ingredients in what many festival-goers believed to be party drugs. A total of 85 substances were tested at the music festival over the weekend by Safety and Testing and …

Indigenous mining town residents demand blood tests after lead found in water

Indigenous mining town residents demand blood tests after lead found in water

Updated April 21, 2018 13:06:01 Photo: In 2014, fish and cattle in the region were contaminated by a nearby lead-zinc operation. (ABC News: Jane Bardon) Related Story: ‘It’s scaring us’: Locals fear for environment as Glencore pushes to expand burning mine Related Story: McArthur River Mine dumps toxic waste at …

North Korea says it will stop nuclear tests, abolish test site

North Korea says it will stop nuclear tests, abolish test site

Updated April 21, 2018 08:40:35 North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close a nuclear test site, state media has reported. The suspension of nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests went into effect on Saturday, the country’s official Korean Central News Agency …

Flu arrives in Tasmania, with decision to stop weekend lab tests reversed

Flu arrives in Tasmania, with decision to stop weekend lab tests reversed

Updated April 19, 2018 18:27:47 Photo: Infectious disease experts have confirmed the flu has reached Tasmania. (Pixabay) A sick person who presented to the Royal Hobart Hospital’s emergency department last week has been confirmed as having a case of influenza, with authorities overturning a decision to close a testing laboratory …

St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton to miss 1-2 weeks as he undergoes heart tests after on-field collapse

St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton to miss 1-2 weeks as he undergoes heart tests after on-field collapse

Updated April 16, 2018 17:05:50 Photo: St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton received medical attention and later went to hospital after collapsing against Geelong. (AAP: Joe Castro) St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton is likely to miss one to two weeks as he undergoes a series of tests following his frightening collapse …

Canberra builders to undergo tests, poor performers to be targeted

Canberra builders to undergo tests, poor performers to be targeted

Posted April 15, 2018 17:02:04 Problem builders will be forced to undergo skill and technical knowledge tests under a stricter ACT licensing regime being introduced next year. Up to 180 builders across all licence types — from houses to high-rise construction — will be tested each year when applying for …