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Spat over lucrative health job for former WA Labor staffer

Spat over lucrative health job for former WA Labor staffer

The man who was chief of staff to former Labor health minister Jim McGinty will be paid $150,000 for a review into the troubled North Metro Health Service.

  • by Nathan Hondros

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Discovery of genetic disease gives hope to patients without diagnosis
Health

Discovery of genetic disease gives hope to patients without diagnosis

Australian and Japanese researchers have discovered a yet-to-be-named immunological disease, giving fresh hope to families living without a diagnosis.

  • by Esther Han & Aisha Dow
WA school-aged kids to be first generation to make smoking history

WA school-aged kids to be first generation to make smoking history

Primary school-aged children will likely be the first generation of West Australians to make smoking history new statistics have revealed.

  • by Heather McNeill
New Canberra Hospital boss top priority fixing patient wait times

New Canberra Hospital boss top priority fixing patient wait times

Bernadette McDonald said the organisation is developing a new timely care strategy with latest picture showing poor performance in patient wait times.

  • by Daniella White
Thunderstorm asthma alert for central Victoria as wild weather looms
Extreme weather

Thunderstorm asthma alert for central Victoria as wild weather looms

A ‘moderate’ warning for thunderstorm asthma has been issued for parts of Central Victoria as the state braces for a burst of wild weather.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
'Independent' doctor-led vaping group accepts tobacco-tainted funding
Health

'Independent' doctor-led vaping group accepts tobacco-tainted funding

A vocal group that supports vaping and claims to reject tobacco money has accepted money from an overseas organisation with concerning links to tobacco multinationals.

  • by Esther Han
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Sydney baby given lifesaving gene treatment under new screening pilot
Pregnancy

Sydney baby given lifesaving gene treatment under new screening pilot

NSW-born babies will be offered screenings for a range of serious disorders, such as spinal muscular atrophy, over two years as part of the program.

Nine people who lived in this small area got cancer. They want answers
Cancer

Nine people who lived in this small area got cancer. They want answers

A group of Canberra residents who share a common cancer story are worried about the effects arsenic contamination at their homes in the 1970s and '80s.

  • by Daniella White
Top children's doctor hangs up the stethoscope
Canberra life

Top children's doctor hangs up the stethoscope

Professor Graham Reynolds is retiring as director of paediatrics and neonatology at the Canberra Hospital after 23 years treating Canberra's sick children.

  • by Elliot Williams
The bid to ban 'poppers': public health necessity or an act of discrimination?
LGBT

The bid to ban 'poppers': public health necessity or an act of discrimination?

Amyl nitrite is immensely popular among gay men - but now an outright ban on the liquid is being weighed up.

  • by Michael Koziol
The coach who helps train workers in mental fitness

The coach who helps train workers in mental fitness

Stress and wellness coaches make rewarding differences in clients' lives.

  • by Josh Jennings