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Chelsea Cocking's nightmare to end with multiple amputations for eight-month-old baby Tahlea

One day she was the picture of health, the next she was fighting for her life after being struck down by a deadly ...

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Gynaecologist keeps his job despite asking patient to dinner after vaginal examination

A Darwin gynaecologist who called a patient a "pretty girl", told her he enjoyed sex and invited her to his home for ...

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'I will make this happen': Reason Party's election pledge to legalise cannabis

Buying and smoking cannabis would be legal in Victoria within the next two years under a policy pitch from the Reason ...

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MS patients feel 'in control' again after immunotherapy trial

A world-first clinical trial has helped improve the quality of life of multiple sclerosis patients, with seven out of 10 participants reporting positive changes.

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In a split second, Judi forgot who she was — and what her children looked like

One day Judi Green heard a "horrific bang" in her head. In a split second, her life shattered — and so did her family. Piecing it back together would take decades, a lot of forgiveness and a little bit of luck.

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Parents promised 'baby bundles' in Finnish-inspired Victorian election pledge

Victorian Labor promises to provide all first-time parents with a package of baby products, and expand tax exemptions ...

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California wildfire smoke becomes health hazard as cities become world's most polluted

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. That is how Californians have been trying to cope with smoke from wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable ...

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'Profit before patient care': 30 doctors sound warning on Northern Beaches Hospital

A doctors' union representing staff at Sydney's new Northern Beaches Hospital accuses its operators of being "incompetent" and driven by profit, amid complaints of insufficient staffing and a lack of basic medical supplies.

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The little girl Australia shunned — remembering Eve van Grafhorst

Eve van Grafhorst was almost three when she was diagnosed with HIV in 1985. Then she was banned from childcare, and eventually her family was hounded to New Zealand where they started a new life. ...

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Adelaide sexual health clinics to close amidst funding cuts and syphilis outbreak

STI rates could rise in some of Adelaide's most disadvantaged communities because of a decision to close community ...

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Dating with an invisible illness: The confronting, awkward and downright awful moments

How soon should you tell a date about a hidden chronic illness or mental health issue? Should it be on your Tinder ...

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'It's like you have fallen into a deep hole': What it's like being a new parent battling depression

Imagine feeling anxious and depressed at a time in your life that is meant to be one of the most rewarding. That was Nicki Jeffery's experience after the birth of her first son. Now, a new online tool is helping expecting and new parents assess their emotional wellbeing.

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Hundreds of barnacle-covered shopping trolleys removed from underwater graveyard

A regional South Australian council has begun removing about 500 trolleys from waters near its wharf, amid concerns over community safety.

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New 3D printer set to 'turbocharge' fight against cancer

Sydney based start-up Inventia unveils a new 3D bio-printer that prints human cells at a rapid rate, building life-like tumours used for testing cancer drugs, and freeing up lab workers to do more important tasks.

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Not sure how to vote this state election? Here's where Victoria's major parties stand

Whether you care about housing or hospitals, public transport or police numbers, our guide will help you understand ...

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My son's school journey is at an end. Here's what we've both learnt

Somewhere before Christmas, my son will get a number that will tell him if he is to get into his preferred course at ...

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Global breakthrough as Australian research links omega-3 with premature birth prevention

Increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids during your pregnancy could significantly decrease the chances of a ...

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$475 abortion price tag still 'out of reach' for some, Labor says

A low-cost surgical abortion provider will open in Hobart from the end of November, almost a year after the state's ...

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Hidden cameras expose shocking cleaning habits in some of China's best hotels

Hidden camera footage emerges showing cleaners at more than a dozen five-star hotels in China using dirty towels to clean toilets, cups and showers, sparking outrage on Chinese social media.

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Among organic cafes and yoga studios lurks a city's worst pollution. How dirty is your postcode?

On the fringes of Australia's biggest cities, people work, live, and play next to some of the nation's biggest polluters. And while you might not notice it, researchers say it's taking a toll.

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Labor promises free tampons in Victorian schools as Coalition vows to streamline deportations

The Victorian Government pledges to make pads and tampons freely available in all female, unisex and accessible state school bathrooms if re-elected, as the Opposition unveils plans for a state deportation information ...

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