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Researchers find no link between joint pain and weather

Researchers find no link between joint pain and weather

People often blame weather for symptoms associated with back pain or achy joints, but a new study has suggested that weather plays no part in symptoms associated such aches.

The new study, conducted by the George Institute for Global Health, refuted the widely established thought that changes in the weather, including temperature, pressure of air and humidity, trigger episodes of back pain and arthritis.

Prof. Chris Maher, who led the study, said that the belief that cold weather triggers episodes of back pain and arthritis is not based on facts.

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Mouthwash can kill gonorrhea bacteria: study

Mouthwash can kill gonorrhea bacteria: study

Stopping the growth of bacteria that causes gonorrhea may be as simple as gargling with a mouthwash, a small study conducted in Australia suggested.

The idea that gargling with a mouthwash can kill bacteria isn’t new as Listerine advertised in 1879 that the disinfectant could effectively clean floors as well as cure gonorrhea. But no scientific studies were ever conducted to verify the company’s claim.

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Woman gives birth to ‘twins’ who were conceived 10 days apart

Woman gives birth to ‘twins’ who were conceived 10 days apart

An Australian woman, who was told that she might never be able to conceive, eventually gave birth to twins who were conceived 10 days apart.

Kate Hill, a resident of Brisbane, was diagnosed in 2006 with a condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome, which means her ovaries were not producing eggs. She underwent hormone therapy that helped more than expected.

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Women now consuming nearly as much alcohol as men: study

Women now consuming nearly as much alcohol as men: study

The gap between men's and women's drinking habits has almost closed and women are now consuming nearly as much alcohol as men, results of a new worldwide survey revealed.

In the past, men were far more likely than women to consume alcohol to the limit that it starts affecting their health. Older researchers found as much as a twelve-fold difference between the sexes in terms of alcohol consumption.

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Apple has reportedly captured over 50% of Australian smartwatch market

Apple has reportedly captured over 50% of Australian smartwatch market

In a report which marks upbeat news for US tech giant Apple, technology analysis firm Telsyte has revealed that the Apple Watch smartwatch currently holds a more than 50 percent share of the smartwatch market in Australia.

According to the Telsyte report, the Apple Watch smartwatch is presently leading the Australian smartwatch market, followed by Samsung's Gear and Fitbit's Blaze smartwatches.

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With Increase in Exports the Australian Dollar Gains the Most in Four Weeks

With Increase in Exports the Australian Dollar Gains the Most in Four Weeks

The Australian dollar gained the most in four weeks following a government report that revealed, in the first quarter the country's exports have added more than expected by the analysts, to the economy.

The New Zealand dollar stabilized after falling for two days in a row. In two days, the kiwi dollar lost 0.7 percent. It advanced 0.5 percent checking its slide.

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Australian man reveals himself as the creator of Bitcoin

Australian man reveals himself as the creator of Bitcoin

Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright has announced on Monday that he created the popular bitcoin, which is world first somewhat accepted digital currency.

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Somali refugee sets herself on fire at Australian immigration camp on Nauru

Somali refugee sets herself on fire at Australian immigration camp on Nauru

Latest reports showed that a refugee from Somaliset herself on fire at an Australian immigration camp located in neighbouring Pacific island nation of Nauru. The 21-year-old woman from Somali was critically injured after she set herself on fire. The woman was flown 4,500 kilo-meters from Nauru to Brisbane in Australia on Tuesday after she set herself on fire on Monday, according to the releases from Nauru and Australia governments.

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OECD Member Countries will Discuss ‘Joint Action’ Over Panama Papers Leaks

OECD Member Countries will Discuss ‘Joint Action’ Over Panama Papers Leaks

On Wednesday, Australian officials said, tax officials from Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries will discuss different ways in which governments can analyze the data that were leaked through the Panama Papers.

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Private healthcare providers want larger role after shakeup

Private healthcare providers want larger role after shakeup

Private sector healthcare service providers are demanding a larger role in the patient care following the federal government's plans to shakeup the healthcare for chronic disease such as diabetes and arthritis.

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