Influenza cases in Victoria are on the rise, with experts reminding people to get vaccinated. Last week, the Rumour File was told 50 young people came down with the flu after attending a party. While that’s unconfirmed, deputy director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, Professor Ian Barr, says “there’s […]
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A grieving daughter is taking a Williamstown-based company to court over the COVID-related death of her father. Michael Sultana, 51, died in October last year, two weeks after contracting COVID-19. His daughter, Chloe, is suing her late father’s employer Mr Whiteboards. The Herald Sun reports the grieving daughter says her father’s workplace didn’t require staff […]
The national English school curriculum is facing a shakeup with a pivot towards “digital writing” being considered. The strategy has been put forward as a way to make the curriculum “relevant to the contemporary world” and will utilise TikTok, memes, blogs and Instagram as educational tools. “This is about real writing, the kind of writing […]
Is Grill Americano Melbourne’s sexiest restaurant? In a word… Yes. From the moment you step into the long, moody space you’re taken to another era. That era? Before COVID. It’s dark, decadent and delicious. The long cavernous space on Flinders Lane is trimmed in navy and marble. A stunning bar overlooks the open kitchen – […]
For the first time ever, scientists have captured images of the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. The supermassive black hole — called Sagittarius A* — is only the second black hole that’s ever been captured in images. Sagittarius A* is about 26,000 light years or 9.5 trillion kilometres from Earth […]
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 […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A BMX rider will tomorrow attempt to set a world record for the longest jump on a pedal-assisted eBike. Jed Mildon will attempt the feat in New Zealand tomorrow. He says it “seems doable”. “To set the record with Guinness they said you’ve got to jump a minimum 30 metres on an electric […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A convoy of more than 60 trucks will today pay tribute to a much-loved truckie. Dozens of trucks are gathering at Hallam this morning before travelling as a group to Bunurong Memorial Park for truckie Stuart Baker’s funeral. Managing Director of Membrey’s Transport & Crane Hire, Craig Membrey, says the industry has “lost […]
An alleged assault in the toilets at the MCG on Anzac Day is believed to have been sparked by a disparaging comment about an Essendon player. Police are investigating after a man was left bloodied in a toilet during the Essendon president’s function. A 54-year-old Kensington man was taken to hospital with upper body injuries after […]
This is quite something! Four different sets of twins played netball on the weekend in a match involving Yea and Broadford. 3AW Breakfast was alerted to the news at the weekend by “Seeing Double”. Yea won the match!
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A man has been arrested and questioned after tearing down United Australia Party posters in Melbourne. Detectives from Moorabbin arrested and questioned him yesterday but he’s since been released. Lance told Ross and Russel he only removed signs which were put up unlawfully. “I was arrested and questioned yesterday by detectives and they […]
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 […]