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It Takes a Village

For the 45,000 children in out-of-home care in Australia, foster carers provide a stable and secure environment. Turning a distressing situation into a growing experience for all is one of the challenges, and joys, of helping these children in need.

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A place to call home: Adoption

Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton’s decision to adopt a child from the United States has highlighted Australia’s difficult adoption process. We look at the issues affecting prospective parents.

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Can Wikipedia help predict virus outbreaks?

Scientists say Wikipedia can help them predict virus outbreaks nearly a month before health officials.

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Brain Aneurysms: Life in the balance

Although rare, if left untreated cerebral aneurysms can be fatal. We look at one woman’s story of recovering from a ruptured aneurysm and find out what you need to know.

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Illicit drug use linked to brain abnormalities

A high rate of illegal drug use could see an alarming rise in Parkinson’s disease for users later on.

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Go Red for women in May

Go red this month to raise awareness for the biggest killer of women around the world.

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World Parkinson’s Day

Peter Raymond, vice president of Parkinson’s Australia, shares his own experience being diagnosed with this debilitating disease and explains how we can get involved in this year’s World Parkinson’s Day.

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No Tan Jan

For some, summer just wouldn’t be the same with out a sun-kissed tan. But one organisation is asking us to “fake it don’t bake it” this January.

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Biological farming

Andrew Monk from Biological Farms of Australia, talks to us about the growing demand for organic produce and the latest revelations for the industry.

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White Ribbon Day

Domestic violence claims one woman’s life every week. White Ribbon Day is raising awareness of one of the most common and prevalent forms of violence. Stephen Carter, the organisation’s researcher, encourages us to speak up.

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GALLERY: Sky Tower turns 15

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Best job in 2010: An actuary

Being an actuary, calculating statistics to determine probability and risk, has been deemed the best job to have in 2010, while working on an oil rig as a roustabout is the worst, according to a new study, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Chemical reaction

The average UK woman wears 515 chemicals a day, according to a new study, MiNDFOOD reports.

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