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  1. Checking in on antibiotic use for sore throats

    Publicly released: Fri 16 Jun 2017 at 0001 AEST / 0201 NZST

    New Zealand Medical Journal

    2017-06-16 00:01. Sore throats caused by Streptococcus can lead to rheumatic fever without antibiotic treatment, the rate of which is highest among Māori children and young people. A survey in Northland followed up with families whose children had Read more about Checking in on antibiotic use for sore throats - Scimex

    New ZealandUniversity of Auckland
    • Health / Medical
    • Society / Lifestyle
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Name:
    Jeremy John Mathan,
    Position:
    Corresponding author
    Email:
    jmat139@aucklanduni.ac.nz
  2. Indigenous leaders respond to impacts of fetal alcohol disorder in children

    Publicly released: Fri 16 Jun 2017 at 0001 AEST / 0201 NZST

    Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    2017-06-16 00:01. Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are more likely to fail at school, have attention problems and talk about killing themselves, according to their teachers, says University of Sydney research published today. The Read more about Indigenous leaders respond to impacts of fetal alcohol disorder in children - Scimex

    Australia; InternationalThe University of Sydney
    • Health / Medical
    • Society / Lifestyle
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Name:
    Dan Gaffney
    Phone:
    +61481004782
    Position:
    Media adviser
    Email:
    daniel.gaffney@sydney.edu.au
  3. High temperatures, not ocean acidification is threatening the growth of coral

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 1800 AEST / 2000 NZST

    Coral Reef Futures Symposium

    2017-06-15 18:00. The Achilles’ heel of coral growth is high temperatures, not ocean acidification, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The research will be Read more about High temperatures, not ocean acidification is threatening the growth of coral - Scimex

    Australia; WAThe University of Western Australia
    • Environment / Climate / Energy
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Please contact Anna-Lee for information regarding the research or symposium

    Name:
    Professor Malcolm McCulloch
    Position:
    Lead author
    Email:
    Malcolm.McCulloch@uwa.edu.au
  4. New flu test: One drop of blood could save your life

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 1700 AEST / 1900 NZST

    European Respiratory Journal

    2017-06-15 17:00. Australian researchers have developed a world first test to identify which influenza patients will need urgent, life-saving, medical treatment. Location of Interest:. Australia. NSW. The Westmead Institute for Medical Research Read more about New flu test: One drop of blood could save your life - Scimex

    Australia; NSWThe Westmead Institute for Medical Research|Nepean Hospital
    • Health / Medical
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Name:
    Leesa Maroske
    Phone:
    +61 2 8627 3030
    Email:
    leesa.maroske@sydney.edu.au
  5. Cystic fibrosis child's lung infection can kill super-TB

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 1627 AEST / 1827 NZST

    Journal of the American Chemical Society

    2017-06-15 16:27. Tuberculosis (TB) is rapidly developing resistance to existing antibiotics, but a new weapon against TB has cropped up in a unexpected place - the lungs of a child with cystic fibrosis. Burkholderia gladioli, the bacteria behind an Read more about Cystic fibrosis child's lung infection can kill super-TB - Scimex

    InternationalUniversity of Warwick, UK
    • Health / Medical
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Name:
    Gregory Challis
    Position:
    Author
    Email:
    G.L.Challis@warwick.ac.uk
  6. Obese women more likely to have babies with birth defects

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 1608 AEST / 1808 NZST

    The BMJ

    2017-06-15 16:08. Women who are overweight or obese should try to reach a healthy weight before conception, as the risk of having a baby with birth defects increases with the severity of obesity, even before the child is conceived, say international Read more about Obese women more likely to have babies with birth defects - Scimex

    InternationalKarolinska Institutet, Sweden
    • Health / Medical
    • Society / Lifestyle
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Australian morning newspapers must wait until the next day to run this story in print.

    Name:
    Martina Persson
    Phone:
    +46 073 980 5959
    Position:
    Author
    Email:
    Martina.Persson@ki.se
  7. Fishery history highlights substantial declines for important species

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 1459 AEST / 1659 NZST

    Conservation Biology

    2017-06-15 14:59. Catch rates of east coast Spanish mackerel have declined by 70 per cent over the past 80 years. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and University of Queensland have documented the decline by combining data from Read more about Fishery history highlights substantial declines for important species - Scimex

    Australia; QLDThe University of Queensland
    • Environment / Climate / Energy
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Name:
    Professor John Pandolfi
    Position:
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
    Email:
    j.pandolfi@uq.edu.au
  8. I can quit with a little help from my friends

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 1200 AEST / 1400 NZST

    Drug and Alcohol Review

    2017-06-15 12:00. Having friends and family who don't smoke might help you to stay off the ciggies, according to a study of quitting in socially disadvantaged Aussies. The most disadvantaged people in our society are more than twice as likely to be Read more about I can quit with a little help from my friends - Scimex

    Australia; NSW; ACTThe University of Newcastle|The Australian National University
    • Health / Medical
    • Society / Lifestyle
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    No media release.

    Name:
    Laura Twyman
    Position:
    Author
    Email:
    laura.twyman@newcastle.edu.au
  9. Farmers' stoicism a barrier to addressing mental health

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 1200 AEST / 1400 NZST

    Australian Journal of Rural Health

    2017-06-15 12:00. Farmers' self-reliance and stoicism could be stopping them from getting help for their mental health, according to a South Australian study. The authors surveyed 123 rural Aussies and found that, on average, the 'need for control Read more about Farmers' stoicism a barrier to addressing mental health - Scimex

    Australia; SAUniversity of South Australia|The University of Adelaide|Flinders University
    • Health / Medical
    • Society / Lifestyle
    • Rural / Agricultural
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    No media release.

    Name:
    Melissa Hull
    Position:
    Author
    Email:
    melissa.hull@mymail.unisa.edu.au
  10. Domestic violence impact lasts a lifetime

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 1130 AEST / 1330 NZST

    PLOS ONE

    2017-06-15 11:30. Women who experience domestic violence have significant, long-term physical and mental health problems according to first study track the health impacts for such a long period. Researchers from the University of Newcastle followed Read more about Domestic violence impact lasts a lifetime - Scimex

    Australia; NSWThe University of Newcastle|The Hunter Medical Research Institute
    • Health / Medical
    • Society / Lifestyle
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Name:
    Mark Rothfield
    Phone:
    +61 2 4042 0590
    Position:
    Media Relations
    Email:
    Mark.Rothfield@hmri.org.au
  11. Celebrating a high performing new journal in the revolutionary field of quantum information

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 0949 AEST / 1149 NZST

    2017-06-15 09:49. UNSW Sydney is proud of the early publication performance, influence and reach of its Nature Partner Journal npj Quantum Information, from advancing discovery to affecting public discourse. Location of Interest:. Australia. NSW. Read more about Celebrating a high performing new journal in the revolutionary field of quantum information - Scimex

    Australia; NSWThe University of New South Wales
    • Tech / Engineering / Space
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Name:
    Professor Michelle Simmons
    Phone:
    +61 2 9385 6313
    Position:
    Editor-in-Chief of npjQuantum Information journal
    Email:
    michelle.simmons@unsw.edu.au
  12. Mudfish hit hard by rare West Coast drought

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 0900 AEST / 1100 NZST

    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London

    2017-06-15 09:00. A rare drought on the normally-drenched West Coast in 2013 wiped out droves of our native mudfish when their habitat dried up, according to Canterbury researchers, but some populations were big enough to bounce back. Canterbury Read more about Mudfish hit hard by rare West Coast drought - Scimex

    New ZealandUniversity of Canterbury|National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
    • Environment / Climate / Energy
    • Society / Lifestyle
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Media release from the University of Canterbury. Photos available.

    Name:
    Angus McIntosh
    Phone:
    +64 3 369 5186
    Position:
    Author
    Email:
    angus.mcintosh@canterbury.ac.nz
  13. Heat waves are bad news for baby geckos

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 0800 AEST / 1000 NZST

    Journal of Experimental Biology

    2017-06-15 08:00. More heat waves could be bad news for geckos because high temperatures while they're developing in the egg impair their ability to deal with high or low temperatures later in life, say Aussie researchers. They incubated the eggs of Read more about Heat waves are bad news for baby geckos - Scimex

    Australia; NSWUniversity of Technology Sydney (UTS)
    • Environment / Climate / Energy
    • Other Science
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Name:
    Jonathan Webb
    Position:
    Author
    Email:
    jonathan.webb@uts.edu.au
  14. Grudge matches reveal groundspiders as web-spinner winner

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 0800 AEST / 1000 NZST

    Journal of Experimental Biology

    2017-06-15 08:00. Drassodex heeri - a groundspider - has emerged triumphant from a series of web-matches against giant house spiders, lace webbed spiders and silver-sided sector spiders thanks to its super sticky silk slinging and ambush hunting Read more about Grudge matches reveal groundspiders as web-spinner winner - Scimex

    Australia; NSWMacquarie University|Kiel University, Germany
    • Environment / Climate / Energy
    • Other Science
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Images and videos available.

    Name:
    Jonas Wolff
    Position:
    Author
    Email:
    jonas.wolff@mq.edu.au
  15. Breakthrough in reptile temperature sex-swap research

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 0400 AEST / 0600 NZST

    Science Advances

    2017-06-15 04:00. A University of Canberra-led research collaboration has discovered the key to how temperature affects sex determination in reptiles. The team has discovered what could be the master switch for environmentally influenced male and Read more about Breakthrough in reptile temperature sex-swap research - Scimex

    Australia; ACTUniversity of Canberra
    • Environment / Climate / Energy
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    This item is under embargo until 0400 AEST Thursday 15 June 2017. Dr Holleley (+61 (0)402 903 540 - Clare.Holleley@csiro.au) and Mr Deveson (+61 (0)400 961 446 - i.deveson@garvan.org.au) are available for interview. Contact the University of Canberra media team: Marcus Butler: 0438 447 810 or Claudia Doman: 0408 826 362.

    Name:
    Marcus Butler
    Phone:
    +61 438 447 810
    Position:
    Research Communications Officer
    Email:
    Marcus.Butler@Canberra.edu.au
  16. Dams will damn the Amazon basin

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 0300 AEST / 0500 NZST

    Nature

    2017-06-15 03:00. Juggling environmental priorities is never easy. In a perspective article, an international team of ecologists argues that damming rivers in the Amazon basin to provide hydroelectric power downriver will have too many negative Read more about Dams will damn the Amazon basin - Scimex

    InternationalUniversity of Texas at Austin, USA
    • Environment / Climate / Energy
    • Business / Politics
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Images available. Australian and New Zealand newspapers have permission from the journal to run this story in print on the day the embargo lifts, with the strict proviso that nothing can appear online until after the embargo lifts.

    Name:
    Edgardo Latrubesse
    Phone:
    +1 512 221 4329
    Position:
    Corresponding Author
    Email:
    latrubesse@austin.utexas.edu
  17. New wireless charger works when moving

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 0300 AEST / 0500 NZST

    Nature

    2017-06-15 03:00. A new way of charging devices wirelessly based on fundamental physics works even when the device is moving away from the power source, according to new research from the US. We already have wireless charging systems (including ones Read more about New wireless charger works when moving - Scimex

    InternationalStanford University, USA
    • Tech / Engineering / Space
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Video available. Australian and New Zealand newspapers have permission from the journal to run this story in print on the day the embargo lifts, with the strict proviso that nothing can appear online until after the embargo lifts.

    Name:
    Shanhui Fan
    Phone:
    +1 650 724 4759
    Position:
    Author
    Email:
    shanhui@stanford.edu
  18. Our immune system kicks off in the womb

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 0300 AEST / 0500 NZST

    Nature

    2017-06-15 03:00. The humble human fetus might not be as defenseless as we thought, as new Singaporean research finds that the immune system starts developing in the womb. The researchers found that, as early as the second trimester, fetuses contain Read more about Our immune system kicks off in the womb - Scimex

    InternationalA*STAR, Singapore
    • Health / Medical
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Australian and New Zealand newspapers have permission from the journal to run this story in print on the day the embargo lifts, with the strict proviso that nothing can appear online until after the embargo lifts.

    Name:
    Florent Ginhoux
    Phone:
    +65 844 85 870
    Position:
    Author
    Email:
    florent_ginhoux@immunol.a-star.edu.sg
  19. Organic waste or wasted gold?

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 0001 AEST / 0201 NZST

    2017-06-15 00:01. The country’s first symposium on recycled organics will tackle their potential to create an industry worth more than $1 billion. Australia produces 20 million tonnes of wasted organics - garden organics, forestry residues, Read more about Organic waste or wasted gold? - Scimex

    Australia; QLDGriffith University
    • Environment / Climate / Energy
    • Society / Lifestyle
    • Rural / Agricultural
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    Name:
    Stephanie Bedo
    Position:
    Media contact
    Email:
    s.bedo@griffith.edu.au
  20. Culture could be key to Indigenous health

    Publicly released: Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 0001 AEST / 0201 NZST

    ANZJPH

    2017-06-15 00:01. Incorporating Indigenous culture could be the key to developing better health interventions for Indigenous people, according to an international study. The authors surveyed 40 urban Indigenous children and found healthy lifestyle Read more about Culture could be key to Indigenous health - Scimex

    Australia; NSWUniversity of Wollongong
    • Health / Medical
    • Society / Lifestyle
    • Business / Politics
    • Sport
    SMC Pick
    Note for journalists:

    No media release.

    Name:
    Ruth Crowe
    Position:
    Author
    Email:
    rc101@uowmail.edu.au