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Health courses dominate Queensland university offers

Health courses dominate Queensland university offers

Australia's ageing population and the need for 12,000 NDIS jobs in Queensland is shown in the demand for health courses by 2019 Queensland university applicants.

  • by Tony Moore

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$1.45 billion for mental health removes uncertainty for local services
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$1.45 billion for mental health removes uncertainty for local services

Mental health services across Australian communities will share in $1.45 billion under a funding model shake-up that offers local organisations, staff and patients greater long term certainty.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Two unvaccinated children with measles on flight to Sydney
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Two unvaccinated children with measles on flight to Sydney

The children have been diagnosed with measles after returning home from a trip to Sri Lanka, health authorities say.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Deadly bat virus warning: 8 people bitten and scratched across Sydney
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Deadly bat virus warning: 8 people bitten and scratched across Sydney

Health authorities have urged anyone who comes across an injured bat to make no attempt to pick it up, warning the animal may carry a deadly virus.

  • by Kate Aubusson
MDMA hospitalisation cases in NSW hit record
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MDMA hospitalisation cases in NSW hit record

It's the busiest time of the year for ecstasy-related hospital presentations - and this summer has been particularly large.

  • by Harriet Alexander & Angus Thompson
Melbourne hospital exposed to measles infection
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Melbourne hospital exposed to measles infection

A man in his 20s spent a number of long days at the Box Hill Hospital last week, before being diagnosed with the disease.

  • by Aisha Dow
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Struggling to understand his classes, Zhikai Liu took his own life
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Struggling to understand his classes, Zhikai Liu took his own life

The case is one of at least 43 suicide deaths linked to international students.

  • by Aisha Dow
Lights off, candles on, pizza in the fridge: why home birth appeals
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Lights off, candles on, pizza in the fridge: why home birth appeals

19 babies were born at home (with one due imminently) after two years of the ACT's home birth trial.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre
Lifeline for people with rare diseases in health system maze
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Lifeline for people with rare diseases in health system maze

After the initial shock of a diagnosis, patients and their families can feel overwhelming disorientation as they attempt to navigate the health system.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Three WA adults hospitalised with meningococcal disease
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Three WA adults hospitalised with meningococcal disease

The Department of Health said three adults contracted the disease in 2018.

  • by staff writers
Old sperm and international imports: Victoria has a donor shortage
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Old sperm and international imports: Victoria has a donor shortage

Television producer Nick decided to donate sperm in 1996. Two decades and 16 offspring later, it's still in play.

  • by Aisha Dow