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'A disturbing complacency': We’re losing focus on tobacco control
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'A disturbing complacency': We’re losing focus on tobacco control

Nearly 200,000 Australians will die of lung cancer within 20 years, the vast majority smokers. If governments don't refocus, the death rate will be much worse.

  • by Esther Han

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'Unacceptable': $1 billion needed to fix health crisis
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'Unacceptable': $1 billion needed to fix health crisis

Up to half a million Australians are unable to access treatment that could permanently change their lives, leading to a drag on the health and justice systems.

  • by Jacqueline Maley
'Learning bad habits': The $8 benefit of your morning walk

'Learning bad habits': The $8 benefit of your morning walk

Walking fends of diseases, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and helps relieve traffic, but it remains an unpopular mode of transport in Victoria, a fresh report by Victoria Walks has warned. 

  • by Timna Jacks
What causes 'humidity hair' and how can you tackle it?
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What causes 'humidity hair' and how can you tackle it?

It's a common frustration at the time of year: but is there anything you can do about it?

  • by Mary Ward
How Australians perform on a global health check
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How Australians perform on a global health check

Australia has the sixth-highest life expectancy but with that comes higher rates of some diseases.

  • by Sarah Berry
Eighteen patients suffered 'catastrophic' adverse events in NSW hospitals
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Eighteen patients suffered 'catastrophic' adverse events in NSW hospitals

An analysis of the NSW public health system highlighted incidents including instruments left in patients, the wrong medication being given, and the death of patients.

  • by Esther Han
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New site for hospital expansion named after cost blowout fears

New site for hospital expansion named after cost blowout fears

A new site for the $500 million Canberra Hospital expansion has been announced after fears of a cost and time blowout.

  • by Daniella White
Blood test could give new hope for irreversible eyesight loss

Blood test could give new hope for irreversible eyesight loss

A new blood test being developed at the ANU could save millions of people from going blind.

  • by Daniella White
Millions with ‘irreversible’ eye disease given hope of keeping sight
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Millions with ‘irreversible’ eye disease given hope of keeping sight

Tens of thousands of Australians are told every year they have an irreversible eye disease that will ruin their vision. A blood - not eye - test could change that.

  • by Esther Han
Obesity: a problem worth fighting
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Obesity: a problem worth fighting

Obesity has become one of the greatest public health challenges of our time.

  • by Jane Martin
Canberra could be getting a safe injecting room
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Canberra could be getting a safe injecting room

Considering the need for a safe injecting room will be one of the government's priorities, according to a new drug action plan.

  • by Daniella White