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How is RT-PCR used to diagnose COVID-19?

It’s fast, reliable and full of lines – but might look different to the PCR you learned about in school.

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Sometimes you’ve just got to laugh

I confess to having no clinical or medical training, but my reading of some of the literature increasingly tells me that laughter, and the hormones that trigger it, is a powerful healing and comforting tool that serves to help us cope with stress, anxiety, trauma and the challenges associated with living and navigating modern life. 

Moving on

In my seventy-eight years I’ve seen many changes, not only in Mullumbimby. The thing I notice most is how...

Post not boast

There are a plethora of new websites promoting Byron, posting surf and beach ‘porn’ shots with dolphins leaping and...

Bangalow’s modern baker

S Haslam Being a baker in a modern town like Bangalow these days involves a lot more than getting up...

Face masks

I was just wondering if anyone has the answer to this question: If face masks have the ability to contain...

Wise practice

For all the travels of the world, cultural habits are slow to share. The Japanese sneeze and cough into...

Stories about "Burleigh":

Calls to remove shark nets from Gold Coast beaches

Have you seen the majestic whales migrating up the coast, and getting caught in shark nets, recently? Burleigh Heads is a good spot for whale entanglement watching – and protesting against shark nets.

Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

A moment of your life?

Six questions for Jehovah’s Witness doorknockers: 1. Are you aware that the 2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Handling of Child Sexual Abuse investigated 1006 alleged...

Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.

The Greens and Ballina Council

With the Greens announcing their intention to contest the Ballina Shire local government election to be held in December this year, we can only...