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Esther Han is a health reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald. She has previously been consumer affairs editor and also covered food and wine.

'Appalling': How to avoid unsafe trampoline parks 'in for quick buck'
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'Appalling': How to avoid unsafe trampoline parks 'in for quick buck'

Only a quarter of trampoline parks are planning to comply with tough new safety standards, the Herald can reveal.

  • by Esther Han

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'Chaotic': What Northern Beaches Hospital doctors, patients are saying
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'Chaotic': What Northern Beaches Hospital doctors, patients are saying

The Northern Beaches Hospital has only been open for 17 days, but the Herald's investigation has set off a large wave of stories from staff at all levels and patients in all age groups.

  • by Esther Han
Doctors threaten to withhold treatment at Northern Beaches Hospital
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Doctors threaten to withhold treatment at Northern Beaches Hospital

The group representing junior doctors made an extraordinary move to force the health ministry to immediately address problems at the hospital.

  • by Esther Han & Pallavi Singhal
Why you should always buy Australian made sunscreen

Why you should always buy Australian made sunscreen

Sunscreen experts are pleading with Australian consumers to steer clear of so-called "sunscreen pills" and buy Australian-made sunscreen over American ones.

  • by Esther Han & Stephanie Darling
Sydney man allegedly filmed more than a dozen tenants, possessed 50 videos

Sydney man allegedly filmed more than a dozen tenants, possessed 50 videos

Police allege a 49-year-old man covertly filmed numerous residents living in two apartments he manages on Bunn St in Pyrmont.

  • by Esther Han
Children's heart surgery unit fights for survival, as rival guns for its closure

Children's heart surgery unit fights for survival, as rival guns for its closure

A crisis is threatening to erupt in the revered, highly specialised world of paediatric cardiothoracic surgery in NSW.

  • by Esther Han
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Infection 'without symptoms': Health authority's warning for schoolies

Infection 'without symptoms': Health authority's warning for schoolies

As around 200,000 school leavers converge on party destinations, NSW Health is warning about one particular disease.

  • by Esther Han
Man allegedly sexually assaulted girl, stabbed man who came to her rescue

Man allegedly sexually assaulted girl, stabbed man who came to her rescue

A man has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl and then attacking the man who confronted him.

  • by Esther Han
Hidden conflict: My Health Record boss privately giving advice to health firms
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Hidden conflict: My Health Record boss privately giving advice to health firms

Jim Birch has been juggling multiple jobs, including one as chairman of My Health Record agency and one as adviser to outsourcing giant Serco.

  • by Esther Han
Mothers fear new Northern Beaches Hospital puts profits before babies

Mothers fear new Northern Beaches Hospital puts profits before babies

Studies show again and again that midwife-led care is better for women and their babies, so why is Northern Beaches Hospital restricting it?

  • by Esther Han
'Contradictory': NSW government tackling obesity while taking junk food cash

'Contradictory': NSW government tackling obesity while taking junk food cash

The NSW government has been warned it is risking its own childhood obesity prevention efforts by taking junk food advertising money.

  • by Esther Han