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What is Sepsis and how dangerous is it

Some of us have experienced friends or family who all of a sudden contracted sepsis or have even experienced it ourselves. Sepsis seems to onset quickly and can be deadly. How do you know it’s coming on? When do you go to your GP versus call an ambulance? Is sepsis reversible?

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What is Sepsis and how dangerous is it

Some of us have experienced friends or family who all of a sudden contracted sepsis or have even experienced it ourselves. Sepsis seems to onset quickly and can be deadly. How do you know it’s coming on? When do you go to your GP versus call an ambulance? Is sepsis reversible?

Science and Technology

Bearing The Crowns

A major breakthrough in the long term health of Australia’s reef ecosystem has been made, as a team of researchers have analysed the gene function of the notorious crown of thorns starfish. It’s a development that can help create methods to slow their overconsumption of the Great Barrier reef.

4ZZZ Reporter Mack Prentis spoke with the senior author of the research team's project Professor Bernie Degnan about their work in understanding the pervasive starfish's genetic behaviours.

Queensland Students Risk Disciplinary Action In Defying Campus Chant Ban

On the fourth week of student protests against the Israel-Hamas War, students at the University of Queensland marched to the offices of university administrators, chanting words and slogans the university had tried to forbid them from using. 4ZZZ Journalists Ashleigh Whatson, Harry Kuzewicz and Joshua McIntosh produced this story.

Protests

Adelaide Students for Palestine Check-In

In recent months you’ve probably noticed a rise in pro Palestine encampments and rallies across Australian universities. Formed by students, union members and activities and participated in by just about everyone. 4ZZZ Journalist Stephanie Felesina spoke with Adelaide Students for Palestine member El Hall to get an understanding of what a typical encampment looks like in one of Australia’s most militarised universities and the problems they’ve been facing.

Science and Technology

Sepsis Treatment Breakthrough

A team of researchers at the University of Queensland have made remarkable progress on the road to being able to reliably treat the dangerous condition of Sepsis.

Sepsis claims thousands of Australian lives each year and has been difficult to treat, but results coming from the team's experiments have been revolutionary.

4ZZZ reporter Mack Prentis spoke with Dr Mark Coulthard and Professor Trent Woodruff about their team and the work they do.

The Red Ride for Domestic Violence

With women’s security and domestic violence advocacy at the forefront of the public consciousness, many are calling on the government to to increase funds for support initiatives, service centres, and shelters. However, in Caboolture it is already the fourth year that community-led fundraising event, Red Ride, is kicking off.

Mental Health

Listening to Music to Cope with Stress

Ever find yourself listening to that favourite song? Or tuning into your favourite playlist when things get hectic and you just want some stress relief? Well, there's a reason for that! And it turns out that listening to music is indeed the best medicine. 4ZZZ's intrepid reporter, Anita Diamond, interviewed Dr Amanda Krause (James Cook University), who conducted a recent study on listening to music to cope with everyday stressors.

Queensland University Moves To Shut Down Protests

Administrators at the University of Queensland have asked student protesters camping in the Great Court to leave campus. They have, however, stopped short of issuing campers with an ultimatum or formal eviction demand. Students also say the university has threatened them with academic punishment if they use the word 'Intifada' or the phrase "Out Out Israel Out" on campus. 4ZZZ's Joshua McIntosh, Lia Russell, Ashleigh Whatson, Arissa Ausrin, and Izzy Holly spoke to those concerned about these latest developments. 

Federal Politics

2024 Budget Overview

The 2024 Federal budget was handed down earlier this week, with the goal of "easing pressures today and investing in a better future". With cost of living pressures being on the forefront of many Australian's minds, the budget will seek to relieve some of those stressors.

4ZZZ Reporter Mack Prentis spoke with UQ Professor of Economics John Quiggins and CEO of the Queensland Council Of Social Services Aimee McVeigh about what the budget means for those feeling financial frustration.

Protests

CFMEU Walkouts: Cross River Rail Conditions

When civil construction workers walkout on Cross River Rail projects across the state, they did it in solidarity. Protesting working conditions, unstable management, pay and safety concerns - all things considered a given on a government and tax payer funded job were anything but. Journalist Stephanie Felesina spoke with CFMEU national president Jade Ingham about what lead the workers to strike and what it means for the future of the Cross River Rail Project. 

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