With winter approaching, the humpback whales sightings off the coast of Newcastle are becoming common. Data suggests that about 15,000 whales will be seen at the place between June and September this year.
The mammals will be migrating to the tropical waters of northern Queensland from Antarctic to breed. It is learnt that the population of the species has almost doubled since the past six years.
One of the largest ever chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) clinical trials in Australia is going to take place. The trial, which includes more than 100 GPs and specialists, has been calling for volunteers to take part in the same.
It is the first time in two years that hendra virus has caused a horse's death in New South Wales. It has been recently revealed that a horse has died in Macksville. Investigation has been taking place and the property, where the horse died has been put under quarantine. A spokesperson for the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) was of the view that they have examined the property owner and he was not found at risk.
Reports have confirmed death of a third horse from Hendra virus in Australia this year. It was a 12-year-old Anglo Arabian mare and had no history of the illness, affirmed Biosecurity NSW's Paul Freeman.
Vanessa Kwan's son Henry did not know that a synthetic drug given to him by his friend will take his life. It has been five days since Henry died. The drug was similar to LSD and Mrs. Kwan believes Henry must have taken it hoping it would help him through his study regime.
There are concerns over Telstra contractors for putting the lives of workers and public at risk because of employing unsafe asbestos practices, when the National Broadband Network roll-out resumes.