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Solariums to be banned in NSW from 31 December 2014

Solariums to be banned in NSW from 31 December 2014

Monday 22 December | Source: Cancer Council NSW

Cancer Council NSW and the Australian Medical Association have applauded the NSW Government on leading the first ban on solariums in Australia with the NSW ban coming into effect on Wednesday 31st December. The ban will see the use of all commercial solarium units become illegal in NSW, reducing the skin cancer risk associated with artificial UV tanning units. New data from Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey shows that the majority of adults in NSW (76 per cent) support the impending ban on solariums, with less than one per cent of NSW adults having used a solarium in the past 12 months. The ban comes after almost a decade of advocacy from Cancer Councils across Australia. In NSW Cancer Council supported the work of campaigner Jay Allen by putting pressure on the Government via a number of submissions, by directly raising the issue with relevant MPs and Ministers, and by mobilising community members to make submissions and alert their MP to the call for a ban. Read more

NSW government to fund $9m trials of medical marijuana

NSW government to fund $9m trials of medical marijuana

Monday 22 December | Source: Sydney Morning Herald

The NSW Government has announced $9 million for three medical marijuana trials to treat patients with terminal illnesses, cancer and epilepsy. Read more

Global life expectancy rises six years

Global life expectancy rises six years

Friday 19 December | Source: ABC Radio National

Global life expectancy has increased by six years for both men and women since 1990, according to the 2013 Global Burden of Disease report released yesterday. Read more

Cancer survival increases despite more Australians being diagnosed

Cancer survival increases despite more Australians being diagnosed

Thursday 18 December | Source: NEWS.com.au

The number of people being diagnosed with cancer has doubled in the past 28 years, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, but more Australians are surviving the disease. Read more

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Instructions for downloading and reading EPUB files

Apple devices

The iBooks application must be installed on your Apple device before you can read the EPUB.
Different ways to download an EPUB file to your Apple device:

  • email EPUB files to yourself and transfer the attachment to iBooks.
  • copy EPUB files into DropBox (or a similar service) and use the DropBox app to send them to iBooks.
  • open EPUB files directly from Mobile Safari and open them in iBooks, where they are saved automatically by downloading the EPUB from the website.

Need more help? Visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4059

Kobo

To download an EPUB file to your Kobo from a Windows computer:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • select “Open folder to view files” to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

To download an EPUB to your Kobo from a Mac:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • open your “Finder” application.
  • select “Kobo eReader” from the listed devices to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, probably in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

Turn on your Kobo and your EPUB will be located in “eBooks”, while a PDF will be located in “Documents”.
Need more information? Visit: http://www.kobo.com/help/koboaura/response/?id=3784&type=3

Sony Reader

To download an EPUB file on your Sony Reader™:

  • ensure you have already installed the Reader™ Library for PC/Mac software
  • select the eBook you want from our website and click the link to download it.
  • connect the Reader™ to your computer.
  • open the Reader™ Library software and click “Library” in the left-hand pane and select the eBook to view it.

Need more help? Visit: https://au.readerstore.sony.com/apps_and_devices/

Amazon Kindle 2nd Generation devices

EPUB files can’t be read on the Amazon Kindle™. However, like most eReaders, Kindle™ 2nd Generation devices are able to display PDFs. We recommend that you download the PDF version of this booklet if you would like to read it on a Kindle™.
To transfer a PDF to your Kindle™ via USB cable from your computer or Mac:

  • download the PDF directly onto your computer.
  • connect the USB cable to your computer’s USB port, and the micro USB end of the cable to your Kindle™. Note: the Kindle™ won’t be available as a reading device while it is connected to your computer until it has been disconnected.
  • open the Kindle™ drive and several folders will appear inside. The “Documents” folder is where you will need to copy or drag the PDF to.
  • safely eject your Kindle™ from your computer and unplug the USB cable. Your content will appear on the Home Screen.

Kindle also provides a Kindle Personal Documents Service that allows users to send documents as an attachment directly to your eReader. For more information on this service, visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200767340&qid=1395967989&sr=1-1
For more information on accessing a PDF on your Kindle™, visit www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle, log in to your account and click on Personal Document Settings.
Need more help? Visit https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200375630

Android and PC

You can also download and open eBooks on Android devices and PCs with appropriate apps or software installed. Suitable eReader apps for Android include Google Play Books, FBReader and Moon+ Reader. Suitable software for PCs include Calibre and Adobe Digital Editions.