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A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE AND TWO MUMS

One of the greatest gifts in life is that of becoming a mother. Nothing compares to the moment when your newborn child is placed in your arms for the very first time.  But it’s not a gift guaranteed to every woman. The act of falling pregnant, growing a baby inside the womb, and delivering him […]

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INEXPENSIVE SNAKE ANTIVENOM COULD REPORTEDLY BE USED BY “ANYONE, ANYWHERE”

Who will be the first local vet to step up and try this?  Ben Coxworth While snakebite antivenom is certainly a lifesaver, it’s also expensive, time-consuming to produce, and must be administered by trained clinicians. A new low-cost type of antivenom, however, could conceivably be self-applied right away, on the spot. Traditionally, antivenom is produced […]

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WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?

Reflexology is used to relieve pain, lower stress and anxiety and to promote overall wellbeing. Cultures around the world have been using reflexology for centuries but does it provide the claimed benefits? What is the truth behind reflexology? There is evidence to support that Reflexology, or Zone therapy, dates back to 2330BC. Originating in Ancient […]

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AN ACHING HEART SPEAKS OUT TO HELP OTHERS

A personal tragedy affecting two women, and possibly many others, has led them to bravely speak out on TV in the hope no one else loses a loved one unnecessarily in our rural hospitals.  For those of us who observe and comment on the world around us, the horror of having a loved one become […]

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Suzie’s Story

If you can help go to the following links. Many thankshelp4suzie@outlook.comGOFUNDMEhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/a-helping-hand-for-the-greenham-family?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

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DIAGNOSIS BY DOG

One fine Saturday afternoon I was sent off by my daughter to take her laidback red-heeler dog Zoe for a walk.   We wandered down to an off-leash area in a shallow backwater of the Brunswick River. Zoe was enjoying a paddle in the clean sand shallows of the salty rising tide. It was all […]

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CORONA VIRUSES AND THE DEMISE OF CITIES

In 2007, the United Nations declared that over 50% of the world’s population now lived in cities.  This followed many centuries of rural to urban migration driven mainly by displaced agricultural workers seeking employment in industrial and other urban sectors.  In the past decade or so a reversal of this trend has started in wealthy […]

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CONFRONTING

(This appeared on social media and a local medico verified it’s sadly, scarily pretty accurate. Ed) This information is for those who don’t understand what it means to be on a ventilator, but want to take the chance to ignore the current Covid-19 restrictions ….For starters, it is NOT an oxygen mask that is put […]

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Cancer Never Stops

CanAssist Manning Valley is now operating remotely to ensure that clients receive Financial Support during this unprecedented time. With the added stress of the increased cost of living, the drought, the bushfires/floods and now COVIOD-19 affecting local communities, applicant numbers are increasing and so is the financial burden on clients. CAMV has supported approximately 450 […]

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TWO PANICS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE.

“Corona virus caused the economic downturn”. Did it? No. What caused the downturn was the reaction of governments around the globe, or at least those of First World economies and countries. Quite what Laos, Liberia, Chad, and Mali are doing about the virus doesn’t make it into the media, so no-one knows.  They have hardly […]

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JASON’S BEAUTY

LOOKING GOOD FEELING EVEN BETTER Our skin is the largest organ in the body. It helps us by regulating temperature, protects us from harmful microbes and bacteria and promotes the sense of touch, and the feeling of being hot or cold.  But the skin does so much more than that. It is our self- esteem, […]

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NEW YEAR NUTRITION AND HEALTH

It’s that time of year when we are contemplating new year resolutions, changing our habits and trying to start afresh. Christmas and New Year celebrations can often send us off track from a regular healthy eating regime. Try not to despair, because there are some simple steps you can take that will help to improve […]