Boy brushing his teeth

Kids' dental health declines

New research reveals sugary food and drinks are proving a disaster for Aussie children's teeth.

20 Aug 2014 | Improvements made in children's dental health over the last two decades have either stagnated or reversed, according to the AIHW.

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Phone tech support scams are skyrocketing, telco warns

Don’t get stung by phone scammers

19 Aug 2014 | Complaints about phone scams to Telstra customer service agents has increased fourfold, the telco has warned.

microscope and medical equipment

Breakthrough for alopecia sufferers

Trials using a bone marrow drug yield positive results for hair regrowth.

18 Aug 2014 | Columbia University release dramatic results in trials of a bone marrow drug for alopecia sufferers.

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Australian internet use skyrockets

Internet use around Australia has risen sharply, ACMA research finds.

15 Aug 2014 | Australians’ internet use has jumped significantly nationwide, with online access via mobile phones the biggest growth area.

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OmniBlend kitchen blenders faces legal action for alleged price fixing

ACCC accuses OmniBlend of price fixing.

14 Aug 2014 | Kitchen blender company OmniBlend is being taken to court by the ACCC for attempting to engage in price fixing with a competitor.

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Groupon to remove currency conversion fees

A hidden fee charged for purchases in Australian dollars on voucher site Groupon is set to be removed.

14 Aug 2014 | Australians using the voucher site Groupon will soon not have to worry about asking for a refund on the currency conversion fees charged when making purchases on the site.

heart attack risk factors

Heart attack warning signs alert

Knowing your risk factors can reduce your chances of developing heart disease.

14 Aug 2014 | Heart Research Australia stresses the need to be aware of the warning signs of a heart attack, and encourages people to know their risk factors to reduce the chance of developing heart disease.


Domestic airline reliability figures reflect fares

Figures for domestic airline reliability suggest it's pretty much a case of 'you get what you pay for'.

13 Aug 2014 | Government statistics for on-time departures and arrivals in 2013-14 financial year find Qantas and Virgin Australia trump low cost carriers, while Regional Express is best for regional travel.

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CBA financial planning businesses must meet new ASIC conditions

Former customers whose cases have been reviewed must be recontacted

13 Aug 2014 | The corporate regulator has imposed new conditions on CBA that include contacting more potential victims of rouge planners and paying for legal advice.

Woman looks alarmingly at bank statement.

Class action over credit card late payment fees launched

Millions of dollars in fees paid for overdue credit card statements could be returned to customers if a new class action is successful.

12 Aug 2014 | Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has launched a new class action against various banks for charging credit card late payment fees.

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