1. In Georgia, a 13-month-old baby boy was tragically shot and killed, as his mother pushed him in a pram a few blocks from her apartment. Two teenage suspects have been arrested in regards to the crime.
2. Postnatal psychosis is a little-known illness, but it allegedly affects three mothers in NSW every week. The SMH has reported that paranoia and hallucinations can appear in women who have no previous history of mental illness, and is likely due to a change in hormones after giving birth.
3. The NSW Academy of Early Learning in Casula has started offering an evening childcare service, which allows couples to go out for dinner without hiring a babysitter. The Sunday Telegraph reports that “the lovebirds special”costs $95, and operates until midnight.
4. A 34-year-old woman who stabbed her boyfriend 17 times in 2007, has escaped from a hospital in Melbourne’s north where she was an involuntary psychiatric patient. Lee Maree Bartel went missing on Friday afternoon.
5. Emergency room doctors are calling for new measures to combat Australia’s binge-drinking problem. News.com.au reports that medical professionals who have tolerated drunken violence and belligerence would like to shame patients with embarrassing videos of their intoxicated behaviour.
6. A low-dose contraceptive pill that reduces side effects for women, will have its price drastically reduced by a PBS subsidy from next month. News Limited reports that the costs could go from $45 to as little as $5.90.
7. The Sunday Telegraph has reported that Tasers have been used against juveniles in NSW 149 times since 2008. They have been used on children as young as 10-years-old, against manufacturer warnings.
8. In news that will please the chronically clumsy, a new patent application from Apple has revealed plans for an iPhone model that will not break when you drop it. A weight inside the handset could be used to alter the phone’s centre of gravity when falling, so that it will land on its back.