Monkeypox confirmed in Melbourne and Sydney

Two cases of monkeypox have been confirmed, one in Melbourne and another in Sydney. Key points: The men in their 30s and 40s are both recently returned travelers Both cases are experiencing mild symptoms and isolating Victorian health authorities are warning contacts of the monkeypox case to monitor for symptoms The case in Melbourne is … Read more

Australia’s next prime minister came from humble beginnings

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese is a politician molded by his humble start to life as the only child of a single mother who raised him on a pension in gritty inner-Sydney suburbia. He is also a hero of multicultural Australia, describing himself as the only candidate with a “non-Anglo Celtic … Read more

Anthony Albanese: Who is Australia’s prime minister-elect? | Elections News

Anthony Albanese, the only child of a single mother who was raised in a working-class neighborhood of Sydney, has led his Labor Party to victory in the national election in Australia, ending nine years of conservative rule. The opposition Labor party with 72 seats is yet to gain a parliamentary majority in the 151-member parliament, … Read more

Australian prime minister concedes election defeat

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister granted defeat after an election Saturday that could deliver a minority government. Scott Morrison acted quickly despite millions of votes yet to be counted because an Australian prime minister must attended a Tokyo summit on Tuesday with US, Japanese and Indian leaders. “I believe it’s very important that … Read more

Australia election results: Labor leader Anthony Albanese will be the country’s next Prime Minister

Australian Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese appeared certain to form a minority government, although it was unclear as to whether the party would have enough seats for a majority, according to projections from three news networks. Parties need a majority of 76 seats to form a majority government. Labor is currently sitting on 73, according … Read more

Australia federal election: Polls show voters could upend the coalition government

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is asking voters to re-elect his center-right Liberal-National coalition government, after a three-year term dominated by the pandemic, climate disasters, and accusations of dishonesty. Morrison’s popularity has waned since he defied polls to clinch a “miracle” win over Labor in 2019, and this election is seen as a referendum on his … Read more

Australia says man returned from Europe probably has monkeypox | Health News

Man in his 40s developed the illness, characterized by a distinctive rash, a few days after returning home to Sydney. Australian authorities have identified a probable case of monkeypox in a man who recently returned from Europe, as Canada confirmed its first two cases, amid a growing outbreak of the rare disease in non-endemic countries. … Read more

Parasite Infecting Up to 50% of People ‘Really Likes The Retina’, Scientists Say

toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people across all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a drug that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more

Great Barrier Reef: 91% of reefs surveyed suffered coral bleaching in 2022

CNN — Warming waters from escalating climate change have caused coral bleaching in 91% of reefs surveyed along the Great Barrier Reef this year, according to new findings from an Australian government agency. Scientists from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) confirmed in March this was the sixth mass bleaching event of the … Read more

Australian weatherman stops live shot to save boy in ocean

Dramatic video captured the moment an Australian weatherman stopped his live report on a beach and hit into the water to rescue a 10-year-old boy struggling to stay afloat. Paul Burt was doing a live feed for 7NEWS on the sand in Surfers Paradise Thursday evening when he noticed that the boy was in distress … Read more