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Fang blenny fish’s venom may help develop new painkillers

Fang blenny fish’s venom may help develop new painkillers

A new study by a team of Australian and British scientists has suggested that tiny fanged fish called blennies’ unusual venom could be used to produce new painkillers.

Great Barrier Reef experiencing coral bleaching for second consecutive year

Great Barrier Reef experiencing coral bleaching for second consecutive year

The health of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in ‘uncharted territory’ as the reef is experiencing an unprecedented year of mass coral bleaching for the second year in a row, climate scientists h

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.

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.

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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