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'Weird' YouTube trend could be mental health solution, says expert

'Weird' YouTube trend could be mental health solution, says expert

Fallon Cryer, along with millions of other people, watches ASMR videos to fend off insomnia and anxiety.

  • by Cassandra Morgan

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Pill-dumping bins and sniffer dogs to be used at Perth New Year's festival
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Pill-dumping bins and sniffer dogs to be used at Perth New Year's festival

Last-chance pill-dumping bins and sniffer dogs will be patrolling the entrances at a major music festival to be held in Perth on Sunday and Monday following several suspected overdose deaths at dance events this year. 

  • by Heather McNeill
Canberra's health system needs leadership, not denial
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Canberra's health system needs leadership, not denial

ACT Health is no stranger to scandal and conflict, but even by its standards 2018 was a tumultuous year.

  • by Daniella White
Melbourne home owner discovers lead in drinking supply
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Melbourne home owner discovers lead in drinking supply

The case has highlighted a recommendation that calls for every Australian to flush their drinking taps each morning.

  • by Aisha Dow
Measles alert for visitors to Bourke St Mall, Queen Vic Market before Christmas

Measles alert for visitors to Bourke St Mall, Queen Vic Market before Christmas

Melburnians urged to stay on alert for the signs of measles, after two new confirmed cases in less than a week.

  • by Olivia Jenkins
Sydney trial provides hope for multiple sclerosis sufferers
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Sydney trial provides hope for multiple sclerosis sufferers

Ashley Berini has pinned her hopes on a new therapy that aims to "reboot" the body's immune system without the cells that attack it, although she can't get it in Australia.

  • by James Lemon
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Michelin standard: Canberra Hospital's chef wants to shake things up

Michelin standard: Canberra Hospital's chef wants to shake things up

Canberra Hospital's kitchen serves up more than a million meals a year. Here's what goes into feeding hundreds of patients with complex needs every day.

  • by Daniella White
Midwives beg for support as hospitals grapple with staff shortages
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Midwives beg for support as hospitals grapple with staff shortages

Midwives across NSW have warned that staff shortages, inadequate training and ongoing unfilled vacancies are placing mothers and babies at risk.

  • by Esther Han
Canberrans missing out on lifesaving stroke service

Canberrans missing out on lifesaving stroke service

The ACT government promised to spend $1.2 million a year over four years on a lifesaving stroke service. It has spent only a fraction of that.

  • by Daniella White
Health unit warns of measles outbreak in Brisbane
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Health unit warns of measles outbreak in Brisbane

A man from Brisbane's northside has returned from an overseas trip with measles.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
'Increased harm': The push to ban sales of $1.50 alcohol via Afterpay
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'Increased harm': The push to ban sales of $1.50 alcohol via Afterpay

The option of paying next to nothing for alcohol with the rise of 'buy now pay later' services has opened a new frontier in the battle to stop alcohol harm in Australia.

  • by Esther Han