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Gordonvale resident near Cairns tests positive to Zika virus

ABC Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Queensland Health workers have been deployed to Gordonvale, south of Cairns in far north Queensland, after a resident tested positive to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
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Another nurse assaulted by a patient at RBWH

Brisbane Times - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Another nurse has been assaulted by a patient at the Royal Brisbane and Women's hospital less than a week after another serious incident there.
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Postcards from the battlefront: cancer treatment through the years at Peter Mac

The Age - ‎49 minutes ago‎
A young girl undergoes radiation therapy at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in 1968. Photo: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. It must have been a terrifying day at the hospital.
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North Queensland man bitten by snake under his pillow

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
A north Queensland man has been bitten by a metre-long snake curled up under a pillow on his bed. The Trinity Beach resident was going to sleep on Friday night when he slid his hand under the covers, only to get the fright of his life.
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Melbourne team developing robotic arm which could restore sensation of touch to amputees - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Researchers from the University of Melbourne believe they have discovered a way to help amputees and stroke victims, developing a robotic arm which will allow users to experience the sensation of touch.
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Australia's IVF industry under scrutiny: Why the 'miracle pregnancy' is a myth - ‎3 hours ago‎
SONIA Kruger is a statistical anomaly. The average age of first time mothers in Australia is 28, but last year at age 49, she gave birth to her first child, Maggie.
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Flesh-eating tropical bug sweeps the Middle East after thriving in ISIS-strongholds - ‎17 hours ago‎
WARNING: Distressing images. A FLESH-EATING tropical disease is sweeping the Middle East and may yet end up in Europe, after Islamic State's civil war helped to create the perfect breeding grounds for infected vectors.
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Cancer patient 'humiliated' after being forced to bare head for driver's licence

The Age - ‎1 hour ago‎
A grandmother says she's been humiliated when she was as forced remove her hat for a drivers licence photo. Vision: Nine News Perth.
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Listening to music before eye surgery may cut anxiety

Economic Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
LONDON: Listening to relaxing music just before an eye surgery can make patients less anxious and reduce the amount of sedation required, a new study has found.

Men more susceptible to flu than women, Australian study finds

Herald Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
IT'S a widely derided affliction, but a new Australian study may unlock the truth about “man flu.” Aussie men were about two per cent more likely than women to contract the flu last year, according to new research published by the Medibank Better ...
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Aussie women's most serious health threat - ‎May 28, 2016‎
EVERY hour, an Australian woman dies of heart disease. It kills three times as many women as breast cancer, yet research shows women are far more likely to get a mammogram than a heart health check.

Alcohol advertising during live sports broadcasts 'should be phased out'

ABC Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
Medical experts have called for alcohol advertising and sponsorship to be phased out of live sports broadcasts. Dr Catherine Yelland, president of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, made the comments in the lead-up to State of Origin this week.
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Maori Party defend cigarette tax from racism claims

Māori Television - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Māori Party is defending their decision to support the tax hike on cigarettes following criticism from one of Māoridom's leading tobacco health researchers.

Canberra Hospital emergency department staff numbers boosted by ACT budget

ABC Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
The ACT Government will allocate $29 million to boost staff numbers at the Canberra Hospital's emergency department to address waiting times and meet the demand of extra beds.
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Premature babies have lower peak bone mass as adults - ‎3 hours ago‎
Among the many important processes that happen during a woman's last few weeks of pregnancy is the transfer of calcium to the growing foetus to boost bone development.
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Researchers develop novel technology for customised tablets

The Hindu - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Researchers have found a novel way to make personalised medicine cheaper and easier by combining the myriad of pills you need to take for your ailment in just one tablet.
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Can synthetic molecules conquer jet lag?

Gizmag - ‎1 hour ago‎
Scientists in Japan have synthesized molecules that can modify your circadian rhythm, opening the door for potential treatments for sleep disorders and disruptions caused by jet lag or shift work.

Most annoying Strata regulations in Australia

Warrnambool Standard - ‎3 hours ago‎
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