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University of Canberra Hospital admits its first patients

University of Canberra Hospital admits its first patients

Canberra's newest hospital is now treating patients with the first 44 arriving on Tuesday.

  • by Daniella White

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Drug treatment for ice addition to be trialled in Victoria and NSW
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Drug treatment for ice addition to be trialled in Victoria and NSW

The medicine, already used for paracetamol overdoses and cystic fibrosis, could help to ease methamphetamine cravings.

  • by Aisha Dow
Perth baby diagnosed with meningococcal, recovering in hospital
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Perth baby diagnosed with meningococcal, recovering in hospital

The Department of Health said the close contacts of the infant had been notified of the case, and provided with information regarding the spread of the disease to others.

  • by staff writers
Indigenous children's access to hearing aids on rise: report
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Indigenous children's access to hearing aids on rise: report

In 2008, only one in ten Aboriginal children received their first hearing aids before the age of five. Now, one in four receive them before five years of age.

  • by Daniella White
Vanessa says hospitals make her chronic wounds worse not better
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Vanessa says hospitals make her chronic wounds worse not better

Half a million Australians are unnecessarily suffering from chronic wounds. They've come up with a plan to address their 'hidden affliction'.

  • by Esther Han
WA's fast food industry could be forced to list dietary information on menus
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WA's fast food industry could be forced to list dietary information on menus

“There is strong public support for nutrition labeling in WA, and there is evidence that it encourages people to make healthier choices.".

  • by staff writers
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Seeking older organ donors: Ageing rockers welcome to apply
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Seeking older organ donors: Ageing rockers welcome to apply

Hugh Fry was 75 and had lung cancer. But when he died he became an organ donor.

  • by Aisha Dow
Canberra Hospital ED one of three 'putting patients at risk'
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Canberra Hospital ED one of three 'putting patients at risk'

Canberra Hospital has had to roster on "corridor nurses" for patients spilling out into the department's corridors.

  • by Daniella White
How can we prevent thousands of cancer deaths? Drink less
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How can we prevent thousands of cancer deaths? Drink less

A major study examining almost 80 years of health records has revealed the enormous impact of drinking and smoking on cancer.

  • by Aisha Dow & James Hearnes
Child's death from influenza sparks NSW flu warning
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Child's death from influenza sparks NSW flu warning

A preventable death from influenza has prompted NSW health authorities to again warn parents to vaccinate their child.

  • by Esther Han
Doctors could be reported to police by health watchdog
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Doctors could be reported to police by health watchdog

It is hoped agreement will see patients protected from doctors and other medical practitioners accused of sexual assault and other criminal behaviour.

  • by Aisha Dow