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Gamblers 'blamed for addiction'

Peter Jean Australians often view problem gambling as a 'moral failing', new research finds.

Medicare cuts mean 1200 babies not conceived, says IVF professor

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Peter Jean, Amy Corderoy THE number of IVF treatments in Australia has fallen for the first time in nearly 30 years, after government cuts to Medicare payments.

Funding to help wildlife move to safety

Peter Jean Wildlife corridors crossing state borders could get funding priority under the federal government's National Wildlife Corridors Plan to help fauna adapt to climate change.

MPs seek national response to bullying

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Peter Jean Tough penalities and a national advisory service have been recommended after an inquiry was told of widespread bullying in Australian workplaces, including some cases that led to workers taking their...

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Study finds bariatric surgery weighted to the wealthy

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Peter Jean Poorer people are more likely to struggle with weight problems but government subsidies for bariatric surgery mostly benefit wealthier patients.

One in 10 stuck on the margins of society

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Peter Jean About 10 per cent of Australians have been left ''profoundly marginalised'' from society.

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Bring back public service: CPSU

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Peter Jean The public sector union claims taxpayers are being forced to wait longer for a range of federal government services.

Hep C: call for more action

Peter Jean Needle-exchange services should be provided in late-night convenience stores, petrol stations and in all Australian prisons to help stop the spread of hepatitis C, according a public health group.

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Peter Jean All passengers on a plane that is carrying someone infected with measles are at risk of contracting the disease, new research shows.

Labor to move motion on Abbott's comments

The federal opposition leader Tony Abbott.

Peter Jean and Jonathan Swan ACT Labor wants Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to endorse a ''Statement of Commitment to Canberra''.

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COAG's summit lifts gaze toward royal ascent

Peter Jean, Jacqueline Williams The rules which govern who can be King or Queen will be on the list of topics discussed when Prime Minister Julia Gillard meets with premiers and chief ministers at a meeting of the Council of...

Hopes pay rise won't be lost in the shadows

Peter Jean The federal opposition hopes that the Remuneration Tribunal will agree to ''transitional arrangements'' to ensure that none of its shadow ministers have to miss out on hefty pay rises.

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Pell speaks on gender imbalance

Peter Jean Sydney's Catholic Archbishop has questioned whether the gender imbalance caused by the selective abortion of female foetuses could hinder the rise to affluence of China and India.

Libido not a dirty word for new parents

Peter Jean Doctors should routinely inquire about the sexual well being of new parents, medical conference told.

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Doctors should routinely inquire about the sexual well being

Childbirth can mean at least six years of bad sex.

Peter Jean Childbirth can mean six years of bad sex, or at least sex not as good as it used to be, a medical conference has been told.

Penny Wong and partner expecting first baby

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Peter Jean Finance Minister Penny Wong has announced her partner Sophie Allouache is pregnant.

Stanhope resigns as ACT Chief Minister

Jon Stanhope, ACT chief minister

Peter Jean and David McLennan Jon Stanhope announces that he will resign as ACT Chief Minister.

Assessing the alternatives

Peter Jean P atients seeking reassurance about their doctor's medical qualifications usually have to look no further than the certificates hanging on the walls behind the medico's desk.

Proposal to research indigenous medicines

Peter Jean Traditional medicines that have been used by indigenous Australians for thousands of years may eventually be sold in pharmacies and health food shops around the world, under a plan by the...

Obesity harms mothers, babies: study

Peter Jean Increasing rates of weight problems among pregnant women are causing adverse outcomes for mothers and their babies, many preschoolers are not getting enough exercise and almost one quarter of...