Reports of Buruli ulcer cases are on the rise on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
The hallmark of a Buruli ulcer is a sore, usually on the legs or arms, which slowly enlarges over weeks to months.
Older people are most at risk during and after natural disasters like Hurricane Irma, which slammed into the coast of Florida last week.
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Evacuating nursing home residents during a disaster can be even more dangerous than staying put.
As the opinion polls continue to show the government flagging, Malcolm Turnbull has slid into the ‘beleaguered’ column.
The Australian prime ministership has never been easy, but the most successful tenures have been those in which the person has matched the circumstances.
Des migrants attendent d'être secourus par l'Aquarius, le navire affrêté par MSF et SOS Méditerranée, à 30 miles nautiques des côtes libyennes, août 2017.
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Loin d'arrêter les flux, les centres d’accueil proposés par Emmanuel Macron et l’Union européenne en Afrique du Nord risquent de mettre encore davantage en danger les migrants.
Refugees continue to make the journey between Libya and Italy, despite the risk of being turned back or sent to a detention centre.
Like Australia and the US before it, Europe is now flirting with the idea of processing centres for refugees in transit countries.
Melting Antarctic ice can trigger effects on the other side of the globe.
The climate secrets contained in an ancient tree that lived through abrupt global change reveal how Antarctica can trigger rapid warming in the north by dumping cold water into the Southern Ocean.
When looking out of a train window, things close by seem to move past faster than things that are far away.
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Ada, 7, wants to know why things close to the train windows zoom by really fast, while things further away seem to go by much slower.
Kerendah hatian yang autentik mungkin langka diantara calon untuk posisi CEO.
Kesuksesan bisa jadi berkat sekaligus kutukan. Daftar kesuksesan yang panjang dapat membuat seorang CEO menakar kelebihan mereka terlalu tinggi tanpa mengakui peran faktor-faktor lain.
As hurricanes terrorise large parts of the world, many are trying to make mileage out of their destruction.
Serious injury rates are rising in cyclists, and are associated with significant disability and economic costs.
More cyclists are suffering from serious injuries than ever before. Here's what we can do to provide a safer environment.
Migrants from Myanmar at the gate of an immigration detention center in Medan on 5 April 2013.
Relevant government officials in Indonesia acknowledge that immigration detention facilities should not be used for housing refugees and asylum seekers. But finding alternatives to detention to accommodate asylum seekers has been difficult.
A new decree states that local administrations may be asked to provide shelter for asylum seekers and refugees. In reality, this may be rather challenging.
Imigran dari Myanmar di rumah detensi imigrasi di Medan, 5 April 2013.
Banyak pejabat pemerintah mengakui bahwa rumah detensi imigrasi seharusnya tidak digunakan untuk menampung pengungsi dan pencari suaka. Selain terlalu penuh, tempat detensi didirikan bukan untuk tujuan itu.
Pemerintah daerah bisa saja diminta menyediakan penampungan bagi pencari suaka dan pengungsi menurut peraturan presiden tentang pengungsi. Ini mungkin akan menemui tantangan dalam pelaksanaannya.
Shopping centre and retailers need to give shoppers a reason to go to physical stores.
Retailers and shopping centre operators need to entice customers to stores, leading to some interesting experiments.
Education is recognised in a number of the SDGs, particularly SDG 4 which calls for “inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
Universities can contribute to the goals through education, research, innovation and leadership, but they need to get started now.
Of the institutional categories employed by the royal commission, educational institutions were the second most represented.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has demonstrated how catastrophically some teachers have failed their duties - a pledge is one way to turn that around.
Ancient whales, such as
Janjucetus illustrated here, used their sharp teeth to capture and process their prey.
Ancient whales were neither gentle, nor giants: they were smaller than those of today and judging from their teeth, a lot meaner.
Animals have played a pivotal role in countless life-saving discoveries.
Virtually every medical therapy in use today owes its existence to animal experiments. But we can't assume what works in animals will in humans. And sometimes, the mismatch can be dangerous.
At first glance, old industrial sites, like this one in Carrington Street, don’t look like much. But they provide vital spaces for creative precincts to flourish.
A new project documents who uses urban industrial lands slated for redevelopment. It reveals a vibrant but largely hidden sector at the interface between creative industries and small manufacturing.
Cultural misunderstandings can leave immigrant professionals feeling overwhelmed and burned out.
Chinese professionals are influenced by the Confucian values. This means they are uncomfortable with refusing tasks or questioning directions, unlike their Australian counterparts.
Wayne Swan has drawn a parallel between the the ALP’s ‘Laborism’ and New Labour’s ‘Third Way’ in the UK.
While both parties may have set out to modernise and renew their ideologies, the ALP's and Labour’s attempts to marry the old and new instead precipitated two separate identity crises.