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US border agency makes biggest-ever fentanyl bust based on an agent's 'hunch'

Donald Trump praises US Customs and Border Protection Officials for making the "biggest fentanyl bust in our country's history" after the agency captures almost 114 kilograms of the drug.

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Workplace bullying among Canberra health staff 'worst' nurses have seen, report reveals

Emotional abuse and inefficiency are common among ACT Health staff, as a damning report released by the ACT Government reveals two-thirds of those surveyed have witnessed their colleagues being bullied.

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'Eat breakfast like a king' is flawed advice

The health benefit of breakfast has now been debunked by a review of research into the impact of skipping a morning ...

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Canada withdraws half its embassy staff from Cuba after another mystery illness

A Canadian diplomat who moved to Havana six months ago becomes the 14th staff member at the embassy to experience ...

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'It's painful to even be outside': Here's what -50 degrees Celsius feels like

It's bitterly cold in some parts of the United States as a polar vortex forces temperatures to plunge much further ...

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Trying to quit? Vaping almost twice as effective as nicotine patches and gum, study finds

After a one-year trial, nearly 20 per cent of people using e-cigarettes containing nicotine were still smoke-free. But ...

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AFLW to kick off as temps soar, but when is it too hot for football?

The AFLW kicks off this weekend, but with temperatures forecast to reach 37 degrees in some football cities, players will be doing all they can to avoid heat stress.

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'If you can't find the money you're going to die', cancer patient says

Halouma Pittock has a rare form of cancer and spends $4,500 every three weeks for an immunotherapy drug which is not subsidised by the PBS.

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I took a pill to map my body's temperature on a sweltering day. Here's what I learned

Casting aside his own opinions about it being uncomfortably hot, Jesse Thompson swallows a heat-mapping sensor to find out what effect the weather is having on his body.

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Thousands of wristbands distributed to cricket fans prompts warning after child swallows battery

Cricket fans are being advised to throw away promotional wristbands handed out at matches this month, after a child swallowed a potentially deadly button battery in Queensland.

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SA elective surgery waiting list numbers surge

The number of South Australian patients with elective surgeries overdue has jumped almost 10-fold in a year, new ...

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Early birds have lower risk of mental illness than night owls, genes show

People who are genetically programmed to be early risers have a lower risk of schizophrenia or depression, according to ...

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Privacy experts and Government remain at odds over My Health Record

Many people remain concerned about their medical history being shared beyond their control as the revised deadline to opt out My Health Record draws nearer.

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Australians making 'avoidable' hospital visits due to GP costs and poor access

According to the latest Productivity Commission report, there were almost three million "avoidable" hospital visits last financial year. So why are people going to the hospital when they don't need to?

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The face that has divided (and defined) a community

If continuing controversy is a metric of success in Australian public art, than this Perth work is a masterpiece. The post The face that has divided (and defined) a community appeared first on Crikey.

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Smoke blankets Hobart CBD as out-of-control bushfires burn across Tasmania

A thick cloud of smoke descends over Hobart, with Tasmanians feeling the effects of weeks of bushfires, even if they're kilometres from the main fire front.

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The military rents out parts of this Mediterranean paradise for war games — but there may be a hidden cost

Sardinia is known for its rugged scenery and stunning beaches, but some locals say the Italian island is the scene of a ...

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Football club's future in doubt after players caught smuggling alcohol, drugs

The future of a football club on the edge of Arnhem Land is plunged into serious doubt by players using club-funded ...

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Tasmanian Government hunting for new operator for Hobart Private Hospital

The Tasmanian Government is seeking tenders from private health organisations to operate the Hobart Private Hospital after negotiations with current operator Healthscope ended in a stalemate.

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When the sound of your phone could help prevent skin cancer

A text message reminding you to put on sunscreen could be the key to reducing skin cancer if Australian researchers get their way.

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Hospital 'funding crisis' puts patients at risk, AMA warns

Some $130 billion in Federal Government funding allocated to Australia's public hospitals over four years won't be ...

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Documents raise questions over approval of Morwell Power Station demolition

Heritage Victoria provided the owners of the Morwell Power Station and Briquette Factory with unredacted information ...

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'A scramble': Banking commission worsened legal profession's overwork culture, lawyers say

Lawyers say the banking royal commission's tight deadlines pushed them to the limit, forcing some to work 15-hour ...

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Botox in the bush: The FIFO cosmetic clinics bringing beauty to the outback

Australia's billion-dollar cosmetics industry is making inroads into remote areas, bringing Botox to the bush, but ...

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Victoria has high hopes of becoming cannabis bowl of Australia

With Australian doctors' ongoing reluctance to prescribe it to patients, the nation's fledgling medicinal cannabis industry is eyeing off the export markets in its bid to take off.

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Two potatoes, one steak each week: What you'll lose in your diet of the future

The "Western diet" is not only wrecking our bodies but our planet too. Here's the new diet experts say could help us avoid calamity, write Rosemary Stanton and Kris Barnden.

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Toxicologist disputes social media post on 'bunspice essence'

A Facebook post shared thousands of times warns of the dangers of "bunspice essence" used in hot cross buns, but an Adelaide toxicologist says hot cross buns are "incredibly safe" for consumption. ...

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