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Fifth case of legionnaires' disease reported in western Sydney

Fifth case of legionnaires' disease reported in western Sydney

Western Sydney's legionnaires' disease outbreak is continuing with a fifth case reported to health authorities.

  • by Perry Duffin

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Virus kills Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, 61
Vietnam

Virus kills Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, 61

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, one of the country's top three leaders but with mostly ceremonial duties, died on Friday after an illness.

  • by Khanh Vu & James Pearson
Sydney medical practice sued over death of diabetic boy
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Courts

Sydney medical practice sued over death of diabetic boy

The parents of Aidan Fenton, 6, say they were told to cut off his insulin. 

  • by Patrick Begley
WA chocolate-flavoured medicine a hit with kids
Medicine

WA chocolate-flavoured medicine a hit with kids

UWA researchers have come up with a medicine kids actually like taking

Could microwaves be the mystery weapon hitting US embassies?
Cuba

Could microwaves be the mystery weapon hitting US embassies?

Incidents affecting US diplomats in Cuba and China could have their explanation in radiation that has long been researched for mind control purposes.

  • by William Broad
Study says statins no help for healthy aged, experts say they're vital
Science

Study says statins no help for healthy aged, experts say they're vital

Major new study suggests healthy people aged over 75 may not get any benefit from taking statins but experts say research is flawed and the drugs are 'vital'.

  • by Liam Mannix
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Worry less, be kind: Science's top tips on living to 100
Science

Worry less, be kind: Science's top tips on living to 100

There are two little-known attributes many centenarians share, according to experts: positivity and resilience.

  • by Liam Mannix
Biologist in race against time to save daughter from brain-stem cancer
Brain cancer

Biologist in race against time to save daughter from brain-stem cancer

Leukaemia researcher Matt Dun's quest became agonisingly personal when his daughter, Josephine, 3, was diagnosed with a "ferocious", inoperable brain stem cancer.

  • by Anita Beaumont
Mind-altering breast milk? New pot study poses that question
USA

Mind-altering breast milk? New pot study poses that question

As more American states legalise marijuana, its use is increasing along with the 'false impression' that it's safe, a new report says.

  • by Lindsey Tanner
Coroner 'troubled' by 000 messages during thunderstorm asthma outbreak

Coroner 'troubled' by 000 messages during thunderstorm asthma outbreak

Delivering her findings into 10 deaths in the 2016 thunderstorm asthma event, a coroner asked why people were wrongly told an ambulance was on its way.

  • by Karen Sweeney
Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills dozens

Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills dozens

Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola .

  • by Stephanie Nebehay