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Hidden conflict: My Health Record boss privately giving advice to health firms
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Hidden conflict: My Health Record boss privately giving advice to health firms

Jim Birch has been juggling multiple jobs, including one as chairman of My Health Record agency and one as adviser to outsourcing giant Serco.

  • by Esther Han

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Mum left 'happy' and 'confused' by her conjoined twins separation
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Mum left 'happy' and 'confused' by her conjoined twins separation

The first time Bhumchu Zangmo laid eyes on her twin daughters Nima and Dawa after their surgical separation, she couldn’t tell them apart.

  • by Aisha Dow
'Death sentence': One-in-a-million rare cancers get the 'sorting hat' treatment
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'Death sentence': One-in-a-million rare cancers get the 'sorting hat' treatment

A new trial is redefining the odds for people with the rarest of cancers.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Celebrity cosmetic surgeon Dr William Mooney suspended by regulator
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Celebrity cosmetic surgeon Dr William Mooney suspended by regulator

The surgeon who boasts “the highest number of nose jobs in Australia” has had his medical registration suspended.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Button battery inquest opens: 'They never believed us'
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Button battery inquest opens: 'They never believed us'

Three times, tiny Isabella Rees was sent home from hospital, as doctors wrote off her vomiting and fever as symptoms of an infection.

  • by Liam Mannix
Mothers fear new Northern Beaches Hospital puts profits before babies
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Mothers fear new Northern Beaches Hospital puts profits before babies

Studies show again and again that midwife-led care is better for women and their babies, so why is Northern Beaches Hospital restricting it?

  • by Esther Han
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Lockout laws cut number of drunk Fortitude Valley patrons
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Lockout laws cut number of drunk Fortitude Valley patrons

New research suggests Queensland's lockout legislation is reducing high alcohol toxicity rates despite legal loopholes.

  • by Lucy Stone
Conjoined twins Nima and Dawa successfully separated in marathon surgery
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Conjoined twins Nima and Dawa successfully separated in marathon surgery

Surgeons have successfully separated conjoined Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa, after a marathon effort involving an 18-strong medical team.

  • by Aisha Dow & Liam Mannix
A mother prays as surgery to separate Nima and Dawa begins
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A mother prays as surgery to separate Nima and Dawa begins

The world waits for news as surgeons at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne begin the high-profile operation.

  • by Aisha Dow & Liam Mannix
Spike in bullying claims for junior doctors at Brisbane hospitals
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Spike in bullying claims for junior doctors at Brisbane hospitals

AMA Queensland has released its 2018 report card on workplace culture in Brisbane public hospitals.

  • by Lucy Stone
Groovin the Moo will return to Canberra but venue remains mystery
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Groovin the Moo will return to Canberra but venue remains mystery

Groovin the Moo's promoter has confirmed the music festival will return to Canberra next year, but where will it be held?

  • by Sherryn Groch