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Rania Spooner

Rania is a health reporter at The Age.

Purpose built Emergency Department safe rooms to hold violent patients after surgeon attack

Purpose built Emergency Department safe rooms to hold violent patients after surgeon attack

The paramedic was covered in bite marks, her jaw was dislocated, her head was pounding, and her eye blackened.

  • by Rania Spooner

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Drug-resistant superbugs hitch a ride on Great Barrier Reef turtles

Drug-resistant superbugs hitch a ride on Great Barrier Reef turtles

Turtles are carrying - and potentially spreading - superbugs across the Great Barrier Reef after being exposed to human and agricultural waste, researchers warn.

  • by Rania Spooner
HIV drug PrEP praised for helping prevent other sexually transmitted diseases

HIV drug PrEP praised for helping prevent other sexually transmitted diseases

A drug that prevents the transmission of HIV could help detect and reduce other sexually transmission diseases, a Melbourne sexual health doctor says.

  • by Emily Woods, Rania Spooner
Poor children face higher risk of early puberty, Murdoch Children's Research Institute says

Poor children face higher risk of early puberty, Murdoch Children's Research Institute says

Children from disadvantaged homes are far more likely to go through puberty early, which may help explain health problems later in life, an Australian study has found.

  • by Rania Spooner
Melbourne man tests positive to HIV while taking preventative drug
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Melbourne man tests positive to HIV while taking preventative drug

The man was participating in a PrEPX trial, sparking some concern over resistance.

  • by Emily Woods, Henrietta Cook, Rania Spooner
Health warning: Measles carried to Melbourne by child on flight from Jakarta

Health warning: Measles carried to Melbourne by child on flight from Jakarta

A child infected with measles arrived in Melbourne from Indonesia last weekend, authorities warn.

  • by Rania Spooner
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Surrogacy for gay couples in Australia

Surrogacy for gay couples in Australia

Carla Pincombe's first instinct after giving birth seven weeks ago was not to hold the baby. 

  • by Rania Spooner, Beau Donelly
Patient heart rate monitors under observation after they fail to alert carers

Patient heart rate monitors under observation after they fail to alert carers

Devices to monitor patients' vital signs may be at risk of failing to sound the alarm in emergencies.

  • by Rania Spooner
Cancer risk spikes with one type of breast implant - and bacteria are to blame

Cancer risk spikes with one type of breast implant - and bacteria are to blame

Women with a particular type of breast implant have a much higher risk of developing a rare form of cancer compared with those who used a different product and researchers think they know why.

  • by Rania Spooner
Hospital boosts for Melbourne's north and west

Hospital boosts for Melbourne's north and west

Growth corridors in Melbourne's north and west are due to get a hospital boost; while the state government also moves to improve mental health services.

  • by Rania Spooner
Health Tracker: Do you live in Victoria's fittest postcode?
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Health Tracker: Do you live in Victoria's fittest postcode?

There are only three postcodes in all of Victoria where there are more people who exercise than those who don't.

  • by Rania Spooner