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ACT kids beat states in sport, reading

Children in sport

Peter Jean Canberra children are more likely than their interstate peers to play sport, participate in organised artistic and cultural activities and read for pleasure.

Medicare cuts mean 1200 babies not conceived, says IVF professor

23RD OCTOBER- 2012 -NEWS -STORY- PETER JEAN -THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.Case study on IVF: Craig and Jen Glover of Gowrie had baby Lucas 10 1/2 months with the help of IVF because cancer treatment affected Craig's fertility.

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.

Labor mates split on hospital survey

South Australian Minister for the Environment John Hill addresses a Public Forum on the safety of the proposed National Radioactive Waste Repository in Adelaide today.  Wednesday February 25th 2004.  FOR FAIFAX NEWS.  Picture by Bryan Charlton.  bzc040225.001.004 SPECIALX 001

Peter Jean Party solidarity and the upcoming ACT election has failed to deter South Australia's Labor Minister for Health John Hill from criticising Canberra's biggest public hospital.

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.

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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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.

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Defence criticised over housing

Peter Jean A parliamentary committee has backed plans for a $39 million Defence and private housing development in Weston but criticised Defence Housing Australia for failing to consult the nearby Orana School...

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Early birth creates a little piece of history

Grace Bernadette Ann (no last name yet).

Peter Jean Kathryn McMullan is the last woman to give birth in the Canberra Hospital’s old maternity unit - but only just.

ACT surgeons cross border

Group of doctors at work in an operating theater

Peter Jean Public hospital surgeons from Canberra have begun performing surgery at the Queanbeyan Hospital as part of a trial which could lead to a full-scale cross-border surgery agreement between the ACT and...

Fears bullying will increase in public service


Peter Jean Pressure on public servants from budget cuts and increasing workloads could lead to a rise in workplace bullying, the public sector union fears.

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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...

Fat farm: Australia is a global heavyweight


Peter Jean It's no wonder that Australia is the fifth fattest nation on earth.

It's official: We eat too much

Steak Diane with chips.

Peter Jean It’s no wonder that Australia is the fifth-fattest nation on earth. We're eating too much food.

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Breastfeeding could contribute to nut allergies: new study

Peter Jean Nursing mothers have been advised to stop eating nuts by the co-author of a study which found children who are solely breastfed for the first six months of life may be at increased risk of developing...

Flexibility needed to keep angels at work

9 July 2012, News, Journalist Peter Jean Canberra Times PHOTO by JAY CRONAN.  Retired Registered Nurse Cathy Hermes.

Peter Jean Plans by half of Australia's nursing workforce to quit or retire over the next decade will force hospitals to offer more flexible working hours to keep Baby Boomer and many young nurses working,...

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Dogged Abbott sticks to his pet subject

Peter Jean He was already worried about how families would cope with the carbon tax. But what about the homeless dogs, cats, birds and lizards who need to be kept warm?

Abbott not changing stand on refugees

By Peter Jean Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has continued to hit out out at the government's border protection policies, stifling hopes of a bipartisan agreement on the issue in the wake of the latest asylum...

A parent's nightmare: invisible snare that can cut off a baby's toe

Toe tourniquet story.

Peter Jean A baby is brought to the hospital emergency department with excruciating pain in a toe which is red and swollen. Parents and doctors are mystified by what is causing the pain.

Fake breasts high on list of regrets


Peter Jean Ilise Girvan regrets getting silicon-gel implants 12 years ago. They're now ruptured and she can't afford to have them removed.

Same-sex unions: Obama says 'I do' , PM says 'I don't'

Peter Jean They see eye-to-eye on many international political issues, but Julia Gillard says she won't be following the example of Barack Obama by supporting same-sex marriage.