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Can Ageing Truly Be Treated or Cured? An Evolutionary Biologist Discusses

As time passes, our fertility declines and our bodies start to fail. These natural changes are what we call ageing.In recent decades, we’ve come leaps and bounds in treating and preventing some of the world’s leading age-related diseases, such as coronary heart disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.But some research takes an entirely unique view on…

Hundreds of Australia’s aged care residents will die of Covid because of government failure, expert warns

An aged care expert has told the royal commission examining the sector that Covid-19 is “the worst disaster that is still unfolding before my eyes”, and warned that hundreds of residents will die prematurely because of a failure of authorities to act.Prof Joseph Ibrahim, head of the health law and ageing research unit at Monash…

Australia’s Victoria has deadliest day of COVID-19 pandemic

World Fire Services Victoria personnel wearing hazmat suits meet in a restricted area outside a public housing tower, locked down in response to an outbreak of COVID-19, in Melbourne, Australia, Jul 8, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/Files) 12 Aug 2020 07:24AM(Updated: 12 Aug 2020 03:12PM) SYDNEY: Australia recorded its deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday…

Afghan fighter who eliminated Australian soldier set to walk free despite President’s pledge of execution to widow

The President of Afghanistan promised Kelly Walton that the man who killed her husband, an Australian soldier, would be executed but now as part of a prisoner release negotiated between the Taliban and the US Government, he is expected to be set free.Key points:Kelly Walton was married to Australian soldier Stjepan Milosevic, who was killed…

Global report: New Zealand starts mass screening as Australia records most dangerous day

Australia suffered its deadliest day of the pandemic so far, with 21 deaths in the state of Victoria, as authorities in New Zealand’s largest city prepared to conduct “tens of thousands” of tests to determine the source of the first locally transmitted cases in over 100 days. On Wednesday, Victorian authorities said the deaths were…

WA’s state art gallery in for significant overhaul in bid to bring visitors back as brand-new director designated

The new director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) has announced a bold new direction for the state gallery.Key points:In recent years the gallery has had falling visitor numbers and donationsNew director Colin Walker plans to use social media to entice the publicThe gallery will highlight Indigenous art and artists in its redesignColin…

Coronavirus Australia: Authorities hunting male who fled hotel quarantine in Toowoomba, Queensland

A man who allegedly escaped mandatory hotel quarantine in Queensland has handed himself into police after sparking a major manhunt.The 25-year-old returned to the state from a declared coronavirus hotspot in New South Wales at the start of August and entered quarantine at an accommodation facility in Toowoomba, west of Brisbane.Yesterday, on the ninth day…

Coronavirus Australia: Police hunting man who fled hotel quarantine in Queensland

Police are hunting for a man who fled mandatory hotel quarantine in Queensland.The 25-year-old returned from a declared coronavirus hotspot in New South Wales and entered quarantine at an accommodation facility in Toowoomba, west of Brisbane.On the ninth day of his compulsory 14-day stay, the man left the hotel, a Queensland Police spokesperson said.Police would…