May 21 - 27, 2017: Issue 313
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Australian researchers pioneer life-extending treatment for advanced melanoma patients with brain tumours
Respiratory infections can trigger a heart attack
- Each year around 56,000 Australians suffer a heart attack.
- This equates to around 153 heart attacks a day, or one heart attack every 9 minutes.
- Each year, almost 9,300 Australians die of a heart attack.
- One in four people who die from a heart attack die within the first hour of their first symptom.
$4 million for schizophrenia research
Advanced form of cancer treatment under consideration in Australia
Proteins on the loose in a rare childhood disease
Changing the perceptions of men’s mental health
Australian stay-at-home dads not all ‘Mr Mums’
Endeavour lease wraps up poles and wires transactions
- Australia’s Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (30.16%);
- AMP Capital on behalf of REST Industry Super (25%), also from Australia;
- Canada’s British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (25%); and
- The Qatar Investment Authority (19.84%).
Energy Accounts Payment Assistance scheme expands
Ex-HMAS Sydney retires to Western Australia
Shedding light on Earth's first animals
Fair Farms Initiative to ensure a fair go for workers and growers
- A series of information articles on key workplace relations issues for publication in an array of industry magazines including Fruit and Vegetable News, Vegetables Australia and other regional and industry publications.
- The roll out of the Hort360 Workplace Relations best management practice (BMP) module nationally, over the next four years, to enable growers to do a confidential risk assessment of their current practice and identify areas for improvement.
- Targeted regional seminars throughout Australia focusing on key areas of non-compliance.
- The development, through Freshcare, of a voluntary third-party Audited Certification for growers to enable them to demonstrate compliance.
- Development of a pathway to qualifications in Human Resources for interested growers.
$9.2 million to help turn dung into dollars
- ABARES has found that for every dollar the government invests in agricultural R&D, farmers generate a $12 return within 10 years.
- The Rural R&D for Profit Programme funds projects that address the government's rural RD&E priorities: advanced technology, biosecurity, managing natural resources, as well as promoting industry and on-farm adoption of R&D.
- The first two rounds of the Rural R&D for Profit Programme delivered grant funding of almost $79 million for 29 projects, matched by more than $109 million in cash and in-kind contributions from successful grantees and their partners.
- The CSIRO's 1965-1985 Dung Beetle Project successfully introduced 23 species of South African and European dung beetles to Australia, improving the quality and fertility of Australian cattle pastures, and reducing numbers of pestilent bush flies by around 90%.
- The American Institute of Biological Sciences estimates that dung beetles save the US cattle industry an estimated US$380 million annually.
Young women's gradual weight gain lifts pregnancy blood pressure danger
Family initiatives to stop the obesity cycle
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