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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.

NSW Premier rejects nurses' demand for higher nurse-to-patient ratios

NSW Premier rejects nurses' demand for higher nurse-to-patient ratios

Nurses are pleading for higher nurse-to-patient ratios, saying this will save lives. But the NSW Premier appears to have dashed their hopes.

  • by Esther Han

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Horse riders warn government inaction will 'cost a child's life' at Centennial Park

Horse riders warn government inaction will 'cost a child's life' at Centennial Park

Horse riders warn Centennial Parklands' unwillingness to move the entrance of a new multi-million dollar 'wild play' park might 'cost the life of a child'.

  • by Esther Han
'We're being held hostage': Why this city gym still isn't open

'We're being held hostage': Why this city gym still isn't open

All James and Charles wanted was to open a gym. Instead, they're locked in a battle with landlord RailCorp who wants them to pay $639,000 in repair costs.

  • by Esther Han
DIY dentistry: industry booming but experts warn of dangers

DIY dentistry: industry booming but experts warn of dangers

It seems too good to be true - straighter teeth for a third of the usual price and without ever needing to hop into the orthodontist's chair. Dentists say it is.

  • by Esther Han
Temperature hits 34 degrees in Sydney, but expected to suddenly drop

Temperature hits 34 degrees in Sydney, but expected to suddenly drop

Sydney sweltered through a short heatwave today, with the temperature soaring past all forecasts.

  • by Esther Han
Schizophrenia breakthrough: Scientists identify new suspect at 'scene of crime'
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Schizophrenia breakthrough: Scientists identify new suspect at 'scene of crime'

These immune cells are supposed to be the good guys. But new research shows they can harm the brain and potentially cause schizophrenia.

  • by Esther Han
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Corrupt police once tried to plant spies in NSW corruption watchdog

Corrupt police once tried to plant spies in NSW corruption watchdog

The creator of ICAC has revealed that "unsavoury" sections of NSW Police once tried to plant spies inside to feed back information.

  • by Esther Han
How Jodie's touch helped premature baby Georgia thrive in neonatal ICU
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How Jodie's touch helped premature baby Georgia thrive in neonatal ICU

At a neonatal unit in Sydney, parents are taking roles normally reserved for nurses. And their babies are thriving.

  • by Esther Han
James faced a long wait for surgery in Wagga but a byelection changed that

James faced a long wait for surgery in Wagga but a byelection changed that

The Health Minister says a looming byelection had nothing to do with his decision to provide direct assistance to a patient in Wagga Wagga.

  • by Esther Han
Illegal 'mega-raffle' run by vaping shops shut down by NSW authorities
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Illegal 'mega-raffle' run by vaping shops shut down by NSW authorities

An illegal online raffle to raise money for a pro-vaping lobby group has been shut down by NSW authorities.

  • by Esther Han
CFMEU antics spark cross-bench rethink on union strike off laws

CFMEU antics spark cross-bench rethink on union strike off laws

The federal government is set to renew its push for laws that would ban unions as minor parties signal their opposition has softened.

  • by Fergus Hunter & Esther Han