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'I didn't push it': Women avoid doctors over 'Drama Queen Syndrome'

'I didn't push it': Women avoid doctors over 'Drama Queen Syndrome'

Hypochondriacs may live longer but the fear of being called a drama queen is stopping women seeking medical help.

  • by Kate Aubusson

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'It's not right': Parents wait years for answers on Melissa's death at private Sydney hospital
Inquest

'It's not right': Parents wait years for answers on Melissa's death at private Sydney hospital

When Bruce and Tin Standen took their young daughter to a Sydney private hospital, they trusted she'd be safe while they took a much-needed break with their other children.

Free vaccine for teenagers amidst rise of deadly meningococcal disease
Immunisation

Free vaccine for teenagers amidst rise of deadly meningococcal disease

The federal government will fund a free meningococcal vaccine to protect teenagers against the rise of the deadly disease.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Door greeters, refreshments: new trial in NSW emergency departments
Hospitals

Door greeters, refreshments: new trial in NSW emergency departments

A trial at some of the busiest emergency departments in Sydney and Lismore aims to make long and anxious waits more comfortable and convenient.

  • by Kate Aubusson
HIV on the rise in straight Australian men, Kirby Institute report
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Healthcare

HIV on the rise in straight Australian men, Kirby Institute report

Rising numbers of straight men are being diagnosed with HIV, with many unknowingly living with the infection for years before they get tested.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Health review 'unlikely to deliver meaningful results'
Health

Health review 'unlikely to deliver meaningful results'

Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris has called for an end to the debate about the need for a board of inquiry, but the Australian Medical Association is standing firm.

  • by Daniella White
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Major hospital blunders cause dozens of deaths across Victoria
Healthcare

Major hospital blunders cause dozens of deaths across Victoria

For the first time, Victoria’s public hospitals have revealed their rates of sentinel events, considered the worst types of mishaps.

  • by Aisha Dow
Yes, ACT Health has some big problems. But there are good stories, too
Opinion
Healthcare

Yes, ACT Health has some big problems. But there are good stories, too

ACT Health has its share of crises, shortcomings and instability, but there are also successes and achievements. Focusing just on the former can make them worse

  • by Dr Ailene Fitzgerald
Can this 'silver bullet' help halt Australia’s spiraling drugs crisis?
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Healthcare

Can this 'silver bullet' help halt Australia’s spiraling drugs crisis?

Call for powerful overdose-reversing drug to be distributed for free at Australian pharmacies, emergency departments, homeless shelters and prisons.

  • by Aisha Dow
Climate: The looming threat to Queensland's health
Opinion
Health

Climate: The looming threat to Queensland's health

Queensland’s biggest industry and the nation’s largest employer - the health and social services sector - is under threat like never before.

  • by Fahim Tonmoy, David Rissik & Fiona Armstrong
Almost a million opt out of My Health Record
Healthcare

Almost a million opt out of My Health Record

As of September 12, at least 900,000 Australians have opted out of My Health Record, a Senate Committee heard.

  • by Jenny Noyes