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Burglary with violence, Springwood

QPS News 26 November 2015

Detectives are investigating after a man broke into a residence and assaulted a woman in Springwood overnight.

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Freeze pioneers to put donor organs on ice

The Australian John Ross 26 November 2015 page 3

Scientists say they have overcome a major hurdle in the freezing of tissues, paving the way for long-term preservation of donor organs.    US chemists have reported in PLOS One that they have found a way of cooling live cells to the temperature of liquid nitrogen without killing them.

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Mosquito-borne virus may lead to severe brain infection

(American Academy of Neurology 25 November 2015) The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya may lead to severe brain infection and even death in infants and people over 65, according to a new study that reviewed a chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island off the coast of Madagascar in 2005-2006. The study is published in the Nov. 25, 2015, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Party Pill Test That Can Detect Even Low Levels Of ‘Club Drugs’ Could Help Reveal Dangerous Drug Trends

Medical Daily Justin Caba 25 November 2015

A recent study published in the Journal of Chromatography B details a new drug test that can be used to identify even trace amounts of these club drugs in urine and plasma. This could help authorities keep up with ever-changing trends in drug use.

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Medical errors before WA woman’s death

Sydney Morning Herald AAP 25 November 2015

Medical staff failed to give good care to an Aboriginal woman who died in custody, but the doctors and nurses involved are not bad at their jobs, a West Australian inquest has heard.

Ms Dhu, whose first name is not used for cultural reasons, died two days after being locked up at South Hedland Police Station in August last year for failing to pay fines totalling $3622.

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Uncle Toby’s maker fined over oats

Sydney Morning Herald AAP 26 November 2015

The maker of Uncle Toby’s Oats has been fined $32,400 for misleading shoppers about the protein content of the breakfast staple.

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Traffic cops swoop on drivers breaking the law, nabbing six drink drivers and 11 on drugs

Gold Coast Bulletin Jessica Elder 26 November 2015

GOLD Coast traffic police swooped on Surfers Paradise in the midst of schoolies celebrations nabbing six drink drivers and 11 at the wheel under the influence of drugs.   The traffic operation ran from 7pm on Tuesday night including four random breath test sites and officers from across the state.

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