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Scientists raise fears that owning a cat could increase the risk of brain cancer

No one likes their pet to be ­accused of spreading disease. I remember some time ago there was news that a parasite from dogs, Toxocara canis, could be passed on through contamination from dog faeces – and the campaign to use pooper-scoopers was born. Now the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has come… Read More »

Fears for missing dad and daughter

Police have started a frantic search for a father and his young daughter who have been missing for a week in the Wollongong area. Trevor Sarmias, 41, was wearing tradie gear and his daughter, Taylor Sarmias, 8, was wearing her school uniform when they were last seen together at Figtree on February 2. They have… Read More »

Home healthcare sees surge in wake of COVID-19 nursing home fears

Dive Brief: Nursing homes lost about 18,000 jobs last month while home healthcare services gained the same amount, according to June’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some industry officials say it’s a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic after nursing homes were brutally hit earlier this year given their vulnerable populations. No… Read More »