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Will taking a multivitamin make me healthier? Sadly, no. Although Australians spend an estimated $3.1 billion a year on dietary vitamin supplements 

Vitamin supplements seem like they should work. But the evidence strongly suggests they don’t. Why? Let’s dive into the data. What is a vitamin? A vitamin is an essential nutrient. Deficiency can lead to nasty diseases. Scurvy is a great example. In past centuries, many sailors would contract the disease, despite having enough to eat. Scientists at the time were

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The AFP is urging parents to regularly update software and security on their children’s devices to help shield them from online predators. 

The AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) is warning that predators have attempted to take over childrens’ accounts by using compromised passwords. AFP Commander for the ACCCE Hilda Sirec said undertaking regular security updates on devices was the best protection against intrusions or attempts to install malware on a victim’s computer. Once a predator has control of a

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The AFP is urging parents to lock down their privacy settings on social media accounts and limit the information they share about their children online, including posting pictures of students in their school uniforms. 

Back-to-school is a proud time for parents and children, some who are wearing school uniforms for the first time. The AFP wishes all students are happy and safe 2022 but is reminding parents to take a few simple steps to protect their children. Parents are encouraged to lock down privacy settings on their social media accounts, and avoid posting the

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Police vehicles are not Ambulances

Tasmania Police divisional vans and other cars have for a long time now been used as Ambulances to transport offenders/patients to the emergency department at the RHH. In some cases people are bleeding badly and taken by Police to avoid deterioration and medical complications even death. In so many cases Ambulance Tasmania don’t have units to attend or when they

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A 57-year-old Brisbane man was yesterday (31 January 2022) sentenced to 8 years’ imprisonment for sexually abusing children in the Philippines and online exploitation offences. 

Five children in the Philippines were rescued and removed from further harm in 2019 as a result of AFP and Philippine National Police (PNP) investigations in Australia and the Philippines. He was sentenced in the Brisbane District Court to eight years with non-parole period of four years imprisonment after pleading guilty in March 2021 to 17 offences. The man was

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Update on action on rapid antigen test pricing 

The ACCC is continuing to receive a high number of consumer reports about pricing and selling practices relating to rapid antigen tests in Australia and is investigating several potential Australian Consumer Law breaches. The ACCC has received almost 3,900 reports from consumers about rapid antigen tests between 25 December 2021 and 26 January 2022, averaging about 121 reports per day.

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Taxi basher avoids Gaol

STATE OF TASMANIA v R 31 JANUARY 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCER , you plead guilty to robbery. At about 9.30 pm on Saturday 7 August 2021 the complainant, a male taxi driver then aged 54, collected a fare from near the shopping district in Mowbray. The passenger was a young female. On the way he stopped outside the Mowbray

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Counterfeit Nitrile Gloves

The TGA has become aware of issues related to personal protective equipment – nitrile gloves, which are used in both medical and non-medical settings. Certain medical nitrile gloves imported from Thailand have been identified as counterfeit, posing possible safety and quality concerns according to a media report and signal received from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The gloves

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Nhan Sam Tuyet Lien Truy Phong Hoan capsules

Nhan Sam Tuyet Lien Truy Phong Hoan products pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested a product labelled Nhan Sam Tuyet Lien Truy Phong Hoan and found that: The capsules contain the undeclared substances Dexamethasone, Chlorphenamine and Furosemide. Serious side effects from drug interactions can be caused when

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Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision 

At its meeting today, the Board decided to maintain the cash rate target at 10 basis points and the interest rate on Exchange Settlement balances at zero per cent. It also decided to cease further purchases under the bond purchase program, with the final purchases to take place on 10 February. The Omicron outbreak has affected the economy, but it has not derailed

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Eastland’s and Rosny Park gets worse

Eastland’s shopping centre and the Rosny bus mall vicinity is simply off the show with youths offending and committing serious criminal acts like yesterday stealing knives and then standing over shopkeepers and members of the public as we reported last night.  Retailers at the shopping centre TVN has spoken to all agree that Tasmania Police need a presence within the

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