Questionable marketing is to blame for consumer’s confusion around “healthy” beers, a Cancer Council survey has found. As reported in the Herald Sun, drinkers are being misled into believing low carb beer is a healthier option, because of marketing strategies. Manager for the Cancer Council’s Live Lighter campaign Alison McAleece, told Justin and Kate the numbers […]
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Australian cheese producers might have to come up with new names for ‘feta’ and ‘parmesan’. European cheese producers are disputing geographical indicators, arguing a product’s name is not generic but has certain qualities because of its origin. Local cheesemonger Anthony Femia told 3AW Breakfast he actually agrees with some of their arguments. “Cheesemaking, like winemaking, […]
Photo: Billy Foster / Channel 7 Motorists are being urged to turn on their headlights and slow down as foggy conditions worsen across the state. The weather bureau says the fog is largely due to very light winds and may also contain smoke particles due to planned burns. Visibility is expected to remain dangerously low […]
Former Wide World of Sports star and Channel 9 rugby league commentator Darrell Eastlake has died, aged 75. Entertainment reporter Peter Ford told Justin and Kate Eastlake died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s diesease and emphysema. “One of the great voices of sports commentary in Australia, for so many many years associated with the […]
Image: www.sanctuarylakesclub.com.au A housing estate with it’s own Greg Norman-designed golf course (pictured above) wants to break away from the more down-market Point Cook. Sanctuary Lakes residents say they thought they were buying into their own suburb, but have since discovered they actually live in Point Cook. Long-time resident Bob Winters said residents are petitioning Wyndham […]
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 […]
The Mayor of a town in regional Victoria has gone missing in action and moved to Queensland, reportedly without telling anyone. Mentioned on The Rumour File this morning, Ararat City Councillor Glenda McLean has moved to Mount Isa but remains Ararat’s Mayor, despite being more than 2600 kilometres away. Paul Burns, a journalist at station 3WM, […]
The Rumour File was told this morning a coastal tattoo artist was commissioned to create a design of one of Melbourne’s favourite meteorologists. Paul Blackhall, from Tattoos by Paulie in Geelong confirmed the rumour with 3AW Breakfast, saying the man was a bit worried his wife wouldn’t take kindly to his tribute to Jane Bunn! […]
Rumour File confirmed A senior AFL official has apologised for comments directed a grassroots footy umpire mid-match. Match Review Officer and former Collingwood player Michael Christian put his hand up after the incident was first flagged on The Rumour File this morning. After the Rumour File tip-off, umpire Adrian Fisher told Ross and John he had copped […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED Last week’s truck crash that saw 20 tonnes of chicken nuggets spill across the Hume Freeway has had a silver lining for charities. Nugget-lovers bemoaned the waste of the one million nuggets, mostly still boxed, but the Rumour File has confirmed they found a worthy home. After inspection the good nuggets were put […]
From the Rumour File Spotted in the Dandenong area at the weekend: An enormous yukka taking over a car (pictured above). Rumour File caller ‘Plant Hazard’ told Justin and Kate about the bizarre sight this morning. “I don’t know what he was thinking.” Click PLAY to listen
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 […]