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Walking the walk against depression & anxiety for beyondblue

A Sydney man has trekked 900km across India - warding off fatigue, dehydration and a stray King Cobra snake – to draw attention to depression and anxiety and raise important funds for beyondblue.

Drug trial offers hope of treating deadly mesothelioma

A NEW drug developed in Melbourne can shrink tumours in the laboratory. Plans are now under way for human trials to treat mesothelioma, the cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Australia has one of the world’s highest rates of this lethal cancer, for which five-year survival rates are at less than 10 per cent. Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute senior clinical research...

Why young people are going to change the world

OPINION: WHAT are the hopes and dreams of young Australians today? What makes them happy? What are they worried about? And why are they going to save the world? Louisa Keck from The Reach Foundation has some answers.

Koala dies in UK less than three months after export from Australia

Humane Society International is deeply saddened that one of five koalas recently sent to the United Kingdom from Adelaide has died less than three months after arrival, and is calling for the cessation of Australian wildlife export approvals without a clear and direct conservation benefit.