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  1. Fatality rates stable despite rise in antidepressant use, AustraliaRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    Despite a massive increase in the number of antidepressants being prescribed to Australians, in the past few decades, neither the rates of self-harm nor the severity of antidepressant poisoning have increased, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia . A 26-year study, from 1987 to 2012, of admissions data from a toxicology centre serving Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens, in New South Wales, found that although there was a more than six-fold increase in antidepressant use, there was only a very modest increase in the proportion of poisonings due to antidepressants.

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  2. Concern over privacy risks for fitness apps and devicesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    ELEANOR HALL: As mobile health apps and devices gain popularity in Australia, privacy experts have raised concerns that companies are monetising personal medical information. There are thousands of health and fitness devices on the market, but it's not always clear if your data is kept confidential.

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  3. More rain on the wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Illawarra Mercury

    Enjoy the sunshine at the start of this week, the grey clouds and rain are due to roll in again. Come Wednesday, the grey clouds and rain that have become all-too-familiar visitors in recent times are due to roll in again, along with a good chance of another east coast low developing, meteorologists say.

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  4. Cowboys win in thrillerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | Townsville Bulletin

    APRIL 25: Michael Morgan of the Cowboys is tackled by the Knights defence during the round eight NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the North Queensland Cowboys at Hunter Stadium on April 25, 2015 in Newcastle, Australia. IF THE best revenge is happiness, the Cowboys have paid Newcastle back handsomely to surge to their fifth consecutive win.

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  5. Fresh destruction in NSW hailstormRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 25 | Yahoo!

    Superintendent Paul Johnstone of NSW Fire & Rescue told AAP that two large factory buildings in Huntingwood had been brought down under the weight of the hail. Twenty fire trucks were at the scene about 5.30pm to bring a blaze under control, which had caught alight in the collapse.

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  6. Crazy hailstorm batters SydneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | The Mercury

    STREETS of Sydney appear covered in snow and several factories have collapsed after a freak hailstorm swept parts of the city cutting power and causing flash flooding. The SES has received more than 500 calls for assistance since the weather event hit around 4pm bringing hail stones of up to 2cm in some areas.

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  7. Johnathan Thurston masterclass sinks Newcastle KnightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Sydney Morning Herald

    APRIL 25: Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys is tackled by Tariq Sims of the Knights during the round eight NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the North Queensland Cowboys at Hunter Stadium on April 25, 2015 in Newcastle, Australia. North Queensland overcame the loss of two key players in the opening minutes to outlast Newcastle 26-24 in a topsy-turvy ANZAC Day battle at Hunter Stadium.

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  8. BHP Billiton Commemorates the Anzac LegacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Marine News

    On the 100th anniversary of the Anzacs' landing at Gallipoli, BHP Billiton has honoured the contribution of serving Australians and New Zealanders past and present through its support of a number of commemorative initiatives across Australia including a A$10 million donation to the Anzac Centenary Public Fund through the BHP Billiton Foundation. In announcing the donation to the ACPF the Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac, Senator the Hon.

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  9. Paul Gallen ruled out of Anzac Test with hip hip/gluteal injuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | ABC News

    Paul Gallen has been ruled out of the Anzac Test and from NRL action for an extended period after scans revealed his hip/gluteal injury to be worse than first thought. The Cronulla and New South Wales captain played against the Newcastle Knights and Sydney Roosters while suffering pain from the injury, but sat out the Sharks' win over the Rabbitohs when there were no signs of improvement.

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  10. Thousands still without power after NSW wild weather as more SES workers flown inRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | ABC News

    Power is yet to be restored to about 130,000 homes and businesses in the wake of this week's wild weather across New South Wales which has claimed the lives of four people, including two war veterans. Days of extreme weather across the state has caused devastation in 12 declared natural disaster areas, including in the flooded town of Dungog, north of Newcastle, where two elderly war veterans were killed.

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  11. Why not extend liquor hours permanently?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | The Winnipeg Free Press

    ... recently, a study published in Drug and Alcohol Review in 2014 found assaults in the central core of Newcastle, Australia, dropped after the end of booze service was rolled back from 5 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. "For the most part, the 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. (time ...

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  12. Sydney Storm Brings 3 Days of Flooding, Cyclone-Like WindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | News Max

    Sydney and other cities in Australia were struck by a major 3-day storm that brought heavy flood waters and powerful cyclone-like winds on shore, leaving many residents without electricity. The Hunter and Central Coast regions were the hardest hit, with losses totaling in the millions of dollars by Wednesday morning, wrote Jenni Ryall of Mashable .

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  13. Storms delay coal tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | ABC News

    The floodwaters also stopped coal loading operations for 40 hours, but Port Waratah Coal Services CEO Hennie du Plooy said loading resumed on Wednesday night. "We are fortunate, in a sense, that we are probably one part of the coal chain that has come back to operation first.

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  14. Chase The Dream all classRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | HarnessLink.com

    Harness racing pundits saw it as a good old fashioned Trans Tasman battle tonight at Addington in the New Zealand Sires Stakes heat when the Aussie raider Salty Robyn took on one of the best Kiwi two year old pacers in Chase The Dream. Lauren Panella left the gate early from barrier three and slowly worked her way to the front with Salty Robyn with Three Ways and Dexter Dunn taking the trail.

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  15. Clean-up begins after NSW stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | BBC News

    A clean-up operation has begun in New South Wales in the wake of violent storms that battered the Australian state. Police have confirmed the deaths of four people.

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  16. Major SES clean-up after wild weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | The Age

    About 200,000 NSW homes remain without power as emergency services start the massive clean up from the wild weather that has lashed the state since Monday. While conditions were easing on Thursday morning, an evacuation order remained in place for parts of Milperra in Sydney, while about 2000 people remain isolated in the Hunter region due to flooding.

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  17. Stroud and Dungog to get disaster reliefRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Gloucester Advocate

    THE Great Lakes and Dungog shires have been declared natural disaster zones after storms and floods decimated the area earlier this week. HE Great Lakes and Dungog shires have been declared natural disaster zones after storms and floods decimated the area earlier this week.

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  18. Navigating storms 'scary': Burnie manRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | The Advocate

    When the New South Wales storms hit, the roads turned into chaos with car accidents, flooded streets and fallen power lines around every turn. WHEN the New South Wales storms hit, the roads turned into chaos with car accidents, flooded streets and fallen power lines around every turn.

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  19. Clean-up crews move in as weather eases in NSWRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | ABC News

    The clean-up has begun in New South Wales after days of wild weather which has claimed the lives of four people and caused devastation in 12 declared natural disaster areas. Homes are still isolated in the Hunter region, one of the worst hit areas, but the State Emergency Service is expecting water levels to ease in the next 24 hours.

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  20. Fears death toll will rise as storm batters NSWRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | The New Zealand Herald

    A Dungog local frees a horse trapped by barbed wire. Authorities have told people to stay out of the floodwaters.

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