Sunday Territorian 15 May 2011
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14 Sunday Territorian, Sunday, May 15, 2011 www.sundayterritorian.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 5 -M A Y -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 1 4 C O L O R : C M Y K MG450618 NEWS sundayterritorian.com.au D R U N K C R A S H E S MUM FIVE TIMES THE LIMIT AMELBOURNEwoman involved in a car crash on the way to pick up her children from school returned a blood alcohol readingmore than five times the legal limit. The 34-year-oldwoman immediately had her licence suspended after she failed to stop following the accident onWednesday. Shewas driving to her childrens school inWerribee about 3pmwhen she collidedwith another vehicle. Thewoman fled the scene but later returnedwith her two children, aged seven and nine. She returned a breath test indicating a blood alcohol reading of 0.266. N E W M U S IC A L LORD WEBBER SET FOR OZ LORDAndrew LloydWebberwill arrive in Australia early thisweek to oversee production of his new show, LoveNever Dies. It previews inMelbourne onMay 21, but script changes are taking place as the cast rehearses on the sequel to hit PhantomOf The Opera. It will be different to the original LoveNever Dieswhich opened to flat reviews in London last year. A R R E S T D R A M A MAN CHOMPS INTO COP APOLICE officer has been bittenwhilemaking an arrest in central Queensland. The officerwas trying to restrain and arrest amanwho had been allegedly involved in a disturbance inMackaywhen hewas bitten on the arm, drawing blood, on Friday night. The officerwas treated at theMackay BaseHospital. A 26-year-old Townsville manwas eventually restrained and chargedwith serious assault, assault police, obstruct police, public nuisance and public urination. He has been released on bail to appear at theMackayMagistrates Court onMay 31. Beverley McCormack, who took top honours in the NT Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, held at Parliament House Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD Vital role honoured By MEAGAN DILLON TERRITORY nurses and midwives have been acknowledged at Parliament House for their outstanding contributions to their communities. Central Australia Remote Healths Beverley McCormack took out the top gong at a ceremony on Friday, winning Nurse or Midwife of the Year. Health Minister Kon Vatskalis said the NT Nursing and Midwifery Excel lence Awards celebrate the hard work of Territory nurses and midwives. The NT Government values the vital role played by our nurses and midwives, he said. There were more than 130 nominations for the awards. Other winners included Top End Mental Health Services Fiona Gray and Christine Inglis from Healthy Living NT. Social Butterflies page33 Tattoo ink in cancer link By YASMINE PHILLIPS DOCTORS are warning Australians of the little-known link between tattoos and cancer. Despite their increasing popularity, dermatologists say most people are unaware of serious potential complications. The subject will be the focus of the annual scientific meeting of 400 skin specialists from the Australasian College of Dermatologists in Perth this week. Singapore dermatologist Hazel Oon will be presenting a case study of a female patient who had a serious reaction to a professional tattoo on her ankle. Dr Oon said the mercury salt contained in the red ink of tattoos has been linked to benign rashes and pseudolymphoma, which although rare can sometimes transform into lymphoma. But Professional Tattooing Association of Australia president Gary Welch said mercury-based inks were outdated and he had not used them for about 15 years. Mr Welch warned many countries did not adhere to the strict guidelines that Australians did. In his 25-year career, he was only aware of three clients who had had an allergic reaction to a particular ink. All of the professional tattoo ing associations involve themselves in as many educational courses as we can, he said. In fact, weve all just been to a brush-up course organised by the Hepatitis Council. Unfortunately the situation in Asia is they are not privy to the modern standards. I personally tell people that if you cant drink the water, dont get your tits, teeth or tatts done. Dr Oon said the patient involved in her study developed a (benign) pseudolymphoma. However, pseudolymphoma does have the potential to transform into frank lymphoma, which is malignant, she said.