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Lonely deaths prompt calls for greater community care

The deaths of two Hobart men whose bodies lay undiscovered for days raise concerns about the impacts of social isolation.

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Why using period blood as plant fertiliser probably isn't a great idea

There's been a spate of articles, blogs and online debate on this very topic. So, is there any logic behind it? We asked a chemist and a microbiologist.

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Singaporean Prime Minister among 1.5m hit by cyberattack on health database

The personal information of about 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, is stolen after what ...

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Global postcards for boy battling leukaemia a great 'distraction'

A Sunshine Coast boy nearing the end of his leukaemia treatment is thanking generous writers from around the world who have sent him more than 1,000 postcards to make his battle with the disease more bearable over the past three years.

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Father who juiced cannabis for sick daughters avoids jail

A father who juiced cannabis to ease the suffering of his two daughters has been given a six-month good behaviour bond.

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Do neckties reduce blood supply to the brain?

News reports about a study from Germany may provide the ultimate excuse for men to dress more casually for work, ...

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Health Minister calls for review of 'offensive' Instagram campaign

A taxpayer-funded campaign that paid Instagram influencers to encourage their followers to exercise more is under ...

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What is PCOS and how can it be better treated?

Professor Helena Teede is an expert in polycystic ovary syndrome and joined sufferer Lorna Berry to discuss what the condition is, and how new guidelines could revolutionise treatment for those with the disorder. ...

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'You're just fat': Why bad diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome could be a thing of the past

New guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome could help thousands of Australian women who have struggled with the disorder.

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Abbey's desperate struggle ended in the worst possible way, and her story is sadly familiar

In the wake of the deaths of a mother and two children in Ellenbrook, one WA mother recounts her fight to get help for her 16-year-old daughter — who was not admitted to hospital at one stage because she had not cut herself enough or overdosed.

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Questions raised over bowel cancer screening

A New South Wales specialist says he believes a risky type of colon polyp that can lead to bowel cancer may be more common than previously thought and new assessment guidelines are needed.

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'Expiry' of NDIS plans challenged in Federal Court by Tennant Creek boy

The question of whether plans written under the National Disability Insurance Scheme expire will go to the full Federal Court, in an appeal that advocates say could have implications for participants' ability to challenge agency decisions. 

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More complaints raised over Ambulance Victoria's debt collection tactics

A man whose wife was taken to hospital in an ambulance after suffering a leg fracture says a call from debt collectors was the first time he was told money was owing to Ambulance Victoria.

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'I feel so ashamed': Axe attack accused 'appalled' she put victims' lives in danger, court hears

A woman accused of attacking people with an axe inside a convenience store describes finding out what she had done as ...

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'Sick joke': Adelaide hospital patients staying in Riviera Hotel across the road

A charitable fund is footing the bill for regional patients to stay in a hotel across the road from the new $2.4 ...

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'Third world standards': Infectious disease found in islands' water supply by residents

A serious parasite detected in the drinking water of three Torres Strait islands prompts governments to act, but only after a resident commissions their own test.

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Does osteopathy really help back pain?

There's evidence osteopathy can reduce the need for pain medications, but too little is known about how it works. That would require research funding and research, and osteopathy in Australia has very little of either, writes Amie Steel.

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The young mums helping hungry kids

Having a child carer in the classroom allows these young women do schoolwork and keep their babies nearby

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