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500 and still counting

500 may not seem like a large number to some but when Can Assist Manning Valley recently assisted the 500th family since inception 8 years ago members knew that they had reached a huge milestone.  Members can’t say that this is a cause for celebration because they would rather have no-one faced with the challenges […]

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CARING FOR THE CARERS

There are now more than 2.5 million unpaid carers in Australia – people who selflessly look after family, relatives and friends – many of whom probably don’t realise they are classified as carers. Carers Australia defines carers as “people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental […]

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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 […]