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Kate Aubusson is Health Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.

Probe into major Sydney hospital's handling of bullying claims
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Probe into major Sydney hospital's handling of bullying claims

A major Sydney hospital is the subject of a high-level ministerial investigation over its handling of a trainee surgeon's claims of bullying amid rising outrage over the exploitation of junior doctors.

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Junior doctors pressured to fudge work hours prompts push for audit
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Junior doctors pressured to fudge work hours prompts push for audit

Doctors are demanding public and private hospitals submit to an independent audit of trainee doctor work hours, as fresh claims of junior doctor exploitation continue to emerge.

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Rare cancer risk for women with textured or smooth breast implants

Rare cancer risk for women with textured or smooth breast implants

All breast implants, textured and smooth, put women at an increased risk of a rare form of cancer,  the US medical watchdog has warned.

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Cough syrup withdrawals: codeine ban uncovers hidden addictions
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Cough syrup withdrawals: codeine ban uncovers hidden addictions

Deniz knew something was seriously wrong when she woke up at 5am and passed out. She had missed her dose of codeine by no more than half an hour.

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Immunotherapy to target 'evil' immune cells protecting breast cancers
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Immunotherapy to target 'evil' immune cells protecting breast cancers

The daring plan to use immunotherapy to kill off the most aggressive, treatment-resistant breast cancers.

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'Kill myself or leave': female surgeons reveal horrifying conditions

'Kill myself or leave': female surgeons reveal horrifying conditions

Sexual harassment, bullying and a contempt for motherhood are driving aspiring female surgeons out of operating theatres. 

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'Microdosing' may de-stress but doesn't live up to psychedelic hype, study finds

'Microdosing' may de-stress but doesn't live up to psychedelic hype, study finds

Taking tiny amounts of psychedelic drugs may ease feelings of depression and boost brain power, but microdosing isn’t the the panacea it promises.

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Sydney hospital faces trainee ban over junior doctor scandal
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Sydney hospital faces trainee ban over junior doctor scandal

Bankstown Hospital faces losing accreditation to train future surgeons as after a junior doctor was worked to breaking point.

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Exhausted surgeon dismissed as an 'emotional female'

Exhausted surgeon dismissed as an 'emotional female'

A young surgical trainee dismissed as “an emotional female” was made to work up to 70 hours a week and on-call for seven days straight at a Sydney hospital.

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Women at higher risk of breast cancer after childbirth

Women at higher risk of breast cancer after childbirth

Women may be at increased risk of breast cancer for more than two decades after giving birth, new research suggests.

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Thoughts of death: doctors can't predict who will suicide by asking

Thoughts of death: doctors can't predict who will suicide by asking

Most people who died of suicide deny they experience suicidal thoughts to their doctors, a major study shows.

  • by Kate Aubusson