Online parcels delivered through the screen.

Older Australians embrace shopping online

Online retails sales increase with older consumers leading the growth.

2 Jun 2014 | NAB online retail sales index shows online sales have increased with older Australians becoming the fastest growing age group for spending.

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AMA warns of shorter appointments as a result of $7 co-payments

GPs are likely to churn through more patients to make up for income shortfall, says AMA president.

2 Jun 2014 | Doctors who continue to bulk-bill will be forced to see patients for less time to make up for income shortfall says AMA president.

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Google inundated with search result deletion requests

A new form launched by Google in the EU has been a hit with locals.

2 Jun 2014 | Search giant Google has received thousands of requests for information to be removed from European searches after an ECJ ruling upheld the right to be forgotten in the EU.

baskets of vegetables with not genetically modified sign

Landmark GM case handed down in WA

Organic farmer's lawsuit against neighbour who planted a GM crop has been dismissed in WA.

30 May 2014 | A WA court has ruled against a farmer who sued his neighbour for contaminating his organic farm with Monsanto Group's Roundup Ready canola.

question mark over medical diagnosis using Wikipedia

Wikipedia unreliable for health information

Be cautious when using Wikipedia for medical advice, warn researchers.

29 May 2014 | Most Wikipedia articles representing serious health conditions contain errors, according to study.

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Australians are getting fatter

A study suggests that Australians are on par with Americans when it comes to obesity.

29 May 2014 | A global study reveals that obesity rates are climbing worldwide and Australians are getting fatter faster.

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ACCC cracks down on alleged egg cartel

The Australian Egg Corporation is being accused of attempting to reduce the supply of eggs.

29 May 2014 | Industry body, the Australian Egg Corporation, is being taken to court for alleged trying to reduce the egg supply in order to prevent an oversupply.

Money spills out of bag

How much more will university cost?

Students could soon be paying much more for their university degrees (even if they're dead).

29 May 2014 | The deregulation of university fees is likely to increase costs for students. And those students could be paying off their loans from beyond the grave, with the education minister ideologically supporting the idea of collecting HECS debts from deceased estates.


Aussie iPhones held to ransom

Australian iPhone and iPad owners locked out of their devices.

28 May 2014 | iPhones and iPads across Australia have been targeted in an attack that locks the devices and demands money to release them. CHOICE explains the issue and how to fix it.

Image of human head emerging from fluid

PTSD relief potential in MS pill

Laboratory mice have been shown to forget adverse memories when on an MS pill.

27 May 2014 | Gilenya, a pill approved for treatment of multiple sclerosis, has shown promise in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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