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Young eye for the old guy

High school students and aged-care residents will link up to learn about online safety. University of the Sunshine Coast researchers and campus-based organisation iDcare, which supports victims of identity crime, launched the program in an effort to reduce online identity ...

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NSW skills shortage explored by new study

The chronic skills shortage in regional New South Wales is the focus of a new research project led by Charles Sturt University. Professor Kishor Sharma, professor Edward Oczkowski and professor John Hicks from CSU’s faculty of business, together with Lani ...

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Family transport logistics under the microscope

Researchers are looking into ways of making the daily grind easier for families facing the logistical nightmare of ferrying children to and from childcare, schools and after-hours activities. University of Canberra assistant professor of urban and regional planning Hitomi Nakanishi is investigating ...

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‘Study drug’ use under the microscope

Queensland researchers are aiming to lift the lid on Australian university students’ use of so called ‘study drugs’ in an effort to provide a clearer local picture of an issue said to already be commonplace in the US. Led by University of ...

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Male koalas get loud in mating season

Male koalas seeking sex get all shouty and spread out, partly to reduce competition from the other males. Bellowing seems to prevent fights between the males, as well as letting females know exactly who they are in the breeding season, ...

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ABC program may be driving reduced statin use

The ABC’s controversial program reporting that the benefits of reductase inhibitors – better known as statins – for heart disease were grossly overstated led to more than 60,000 Australians ceasing or reducing their use of the drugs, new research has ...

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Boozy Facebook posts linked to binge drinking

Facebook posts depicting exaggerated alcohol use could influence the drinking habits for young people, according to new research from the University of Sydney. The study reveals that exaggerated ‘boozy’ Facebook profiles are exacerbating drinking habits in young people, but correcting ...

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