A sleep expert has explained the simple science behind putting your leg or foot out of the covers on a warm night, and how effective it is to help cool you down. Dr Carmel Harrington from Sleep for Health told Ross and John the bedtime habit helps regulate your body temperature. She also explained there’s […]
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The Rumour File A creative vandal has been awarded an ‘A’ for effort, after a making a humorous addition to a sign in Melbourne’s west. A small letter ‘A’ has been added to a sign at Footscray Park on Smithfield Road, so the sign now reads ‘Footascray’. “I know one famous local businessman who will […]
Ross found this frightening looking spider in his garden yesterday. He’d never seen anything like it before! The 3AW Breakfast host dubbed the arachnid the ‘Hawthorn spider’ due to its yellow and brown colouring. But Senior Curator of Entomology at Museums Victoria, Ken Walker, says it’s the St Andrew’s Cross spider (argiope keyserlingi), which gets […]
We’re going to Gippsland! Minister of Tourism Martin Pakula is on a tour of south and east Gippsland to check in with tourism operators who are struggling because visitors have been scared off by the bushfire crisis — even though many of those town have not been directly impacted. Ross and John checked in with […]
Hawthorn players have been quietly helping farmers in the fire-ravaged Buchan community to rebuild fences and lend a hand. Ross and John first heard of the gesture via a contributor to the Rumour File this morning. Subsequent digging around local media, including the Border Mail, confirmed that players and staff had been put to work […]
A test is being developed by Melbourne researchers in the hope of being able to predict pregnant women likely to go in to have premature births to providing better care to pre-term babies. It’s hoped a test could give doctors a better indication of the risk of going into early labour. Senior research fellow Dr […]
Advice is mounting to warn Australians against arthroscopic knee surgery, especially for patients with osteoarthritis who are aged over 50. President of the Australian Rheumatology Association Professor Rachelle Buchbinder said it could be doing more harm than good. “We are talking to GPs and importantly to patients to say don’t ask for a referral for […]
The average public sector worker takes nearly two more sickies than the average private sector worker. Why? Well, the Public Service Commissioner has told The Australian it’s because private sector bosses are too tough when it comes to sick leave. But as Ross and John mooted, surely that means the opposite could also be true… Click […]
Australians have been warned about the lasting damage that can be done to your hearing after the release of new stats that show one in 10 people have their headphones playing too loud. “It’s very damaging … because the damage is permanent,” Simon David, audiologist manager for Bupa. “It’s one of those things that creeps up […]
Victoria is in the midst of a baby boom, enjoying the biggest increase in birth rates of anywhere in Australia the past year. ABS data shows an extra 9324 births were recorded in 2016, taking the total to 82,892, which is nearly a 13 per cent jump on the previous year. But Professor Peter McDonald […]
FIRST on the RUMOUR FILE A PSO at one of Melbourne’s busiest train station’s has gone from villain to hero by jumping onto train tracks to save a distressed cat, earning a round of applause from several platforms. The incident unfolded at North Melbourne station on Saturday night and was seen by dozens of waiting […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED Unknown offenders have smashed through the gate of an auction yard in the city’s west in a brazen car theft. The thieves gained entry into the car yard on McIntyre Road in Sunshine North in the early hours of Saturday morning. Once inside, the offenders drove a vehicle from the yard into the […]
THE RUMOUR FILE A vandal has damaged 27 taxis in a destructive rampage at a depot in Melbourne’s south-east. The thug targeted the Huntingdale depot in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday. It’s believed the taxis were parked outside, on North Road, when the man attended at about 4.45am, puncturing tyres in 27 […]
Police are looking for human remains in the Grampians National Park after hikers reported seeing them while bushwalking. It’s believed they could possibly belong to a man listed as missing three years ago. The hikers reported the find to police on Monday afternoon. Police are being assisted by the State Emergency Service.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED! Seafood-lovers and the hospitality industry have rallied around an oyster vendor who lost his house in Australia’s devastating bushfires. John “The Oyster Bloke” from Womboyn on the NSW South Coast was left stuck with 600 dozen oysters (7200 of them!) after he got blocked trying to bring the haul to Melbourne. Little did […]
Rebecca Andrews found herself in her mid-30s and single. Something had to change, so she tried “dating like a man”. Circular dating is openly dating several people at a time. At one stage she had five guys going within one week. It’s exhausting, but she swears by it. But is she still single? Click PLAY […]