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Pacific nations battle obesity epidemic

On Tonga's supermarket shelves, huge cans of corned beef the size of paint tins replaced traditional fare such as fish and coconuts long ago -- contributing to an obesity epidemic that sees the Pacific region ranked as the ...

dateApr 10, 2011 in Health
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The world's most polluted cities

Paris has leapt into the headlines over an alert for dangerous atmospheric particles, yet it does not ordinarily count among the world's most polluted cities.

dateMar 17, 2014 in Environment
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Mobile medical apps risky

( —Possible risks associated with medical staff using mobile devices and software applications (apps) for professional purposes have been raised in a leading study at Monash University.

dateJan 21, 2014 in Software
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Clearer future for blind thanks to vOICe device

New findings from researchers in our Department of Psychology could pave the way for better treatments for blind and partially-sighted people using the revolutionary sensory substitution device, 'The vOICe'.

dateDec 12, 2014 in Software
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