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Suspected serious assault, Manunda

Qld Police Media 26 August 2016

Police are investigating after a man was found with severe head injuries in Manunda this morning.
Around 7am, a 35-year-old man was located in the car park of an educational organisation on Wilkinson Street.
He has been transported to the Cairns Hospital in a critical condition.
A crime scene has been declared and police are investigating to determine how the man sustained the injuries.
The Cairns Criminal Investigation Branch is investigating.

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Boy, 2, reportedly drowns in Qld dam David Sigston Australian Associated Press August 26, 2016

A two-year-old boy has reportedly drowned in a dam on a property at Helidon Spa, about 100km west of Brisbane.
Paramedics were called to the property about noon on Friday and performed CPR on the boy, who had been found in the dam.
Police are attending the scene but have refused to confirm reports by the Nine Network that the boy has died.

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Breast cancer patients could be spared chemotherapy with new genetic test, study shows

Brisbane Times Kate Aubusson August 26 2016

It’s a gruelling decision every breast cancer patient and their doctor must consider: do we need to start chemotherapy, or could we spare you the ravages of the toxic, yet potentially life-saving treatment?
A genetic test could see thousands of Australian women with early-stage breast cancer safely avoid chemotherapy, a landmark trial shows.
Based the genetic profile of their tumours, nearly half of women (46 per cent) with early-stage breast cancer who are at high clinical risk of the cancer returning may not require chemo, found one of the largest and most robust studies of genetic testing published.
The trial investigated whether the test (dubbed MammaPrint in Europe and Australia) could identify which patients had a low genetic risk of their cancer re-emerging among women in the early stages of the most common type of breast cancer: HER2 negative tumours.

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Woman killed in Sunshine Coast crash was wearing a seatbelt

Queensland Times Stuart Cumming

POLICE have confirmed a 49-year-old woman who was thrown from her car in a fatal crash was wearing a seatbelt.
The Eumundi woman could not be revived after a sedan collided with the rear of her hatchback car as she waited to turn right from Eumundi Noosa Rd into Don Napier Rd about 5.30pm Wednesday.

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Jury told to resist ‘hysteria’ over child abuse

The Courier Mail Melanie Petrinec August 25, 2016

A JURY has been urged not to buy into the “atmosphere of hysteria” surrounding institutional child abuse as they deliberate the fate of a school teacher accused of inappropriately massaging students at an elite private school.
Former teacher Kevin Jaey Robert Crisp, 50, pleaded not guilty to five charges including indecent treatment of a child and maintaining an unlawful relationship with a child when his trial began in the Brisbane District Court on Monday.

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Appeal for information, Indecent assault

Qld Police Media 24 August 2016

Police are investigating an alleged indecent assault at a medical facility in Brisbane’s south 17 years ago.

It is alleged the incident occurred in Sunnybank in 1999 where the 14-year-old male patient was indecently treated by a male physician.

Investigations have commenced into a possible second indecent assault on a teenage male carried out by the same medical practitioner in 1986.

Detectives from the South Brisbane Child Protection and Investigation Unit are encouraging anyone else who may have been the victim of a similar assault occurring from 1986 to 2016 in a Sunnybank medical facility to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Toowoomba taxi driver robbed at knife point

Brisbane Times Amy Mitchell-Whittington August 26 2016

A Toowoomba taxi driver has been left shaken after he was robbed of his cab at knifepoint.
The driver was sitting in his cab at Lindeman Court, Wilsonton when a man came up to his window and threatened him with a knife just after 4am on Friday.

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