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Plans for palliative care respite centre as hospitalisations rise

Plans for palliative care respite centre as hospitalisations rise

A Canberra charity has revealed plans to build a respite centre for palliative patients and their carers, as new data shows the pressure dying patients are placing on the ACT's public hospitals. 

  • by Katie Burgess

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Overdiagnosis is harming patients and action is required, says chief medical officer
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Overdiagnosis is harming patients and action is required, says chief medical officer

Overdiagnosis is exposing healthy people to tests and treatments that are at best useless, and at worst triggers aggressive procedures with devastating side effects, experts warn.

  • by Kate Aubusson
'Catastrophic failure': The emergency within WA's emergency departments
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'Catastrophic failure': The emergency within WA's emergency departments

This is the state of the Western Australian health system according to the people that work in it.

  • by Daile Cross
Surgery for conjoined twins delayed until they are in optimal health
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Surgery for conjoined twins delayed until they are in optimal health

Surgery on conjoined twins Nima and Dawa will be postponed as the girls are given extra nutritional support before their life-changing separation.

  • by Melissa Iaria
Big government is good
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Big government is good

Australia is on track to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035. And it is not the only success story that should make us question what is called 'lean government'.

  • by Ebony Bennett
Mike McRae on where health and education overlap
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Mike McRae on where health and education overlap

Canberra author and educator Mike McRae says there's a significant overlap between health and education

  • by Sally Pryor
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Conjoined twins stable, nutrition needed
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Conjoined twins stable, nutrition needed

Conjoined twins Nima and Dawa will need to be fed and have physiotherapy before they are healthy enough for separation surgery in Melbourne

Conjoined twins could undergo life-saving surgery next week
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Conjoined twins could undergo life-saving surgery next week

So far, it's good, doctors say and conjoined Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa Pelden could undergo life-saving surgery to separate them as early as next week.

  • by Chloe Booker
Trio wins chemistry Nobel prize for work on antibody drugs and detergents
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Trio wins chemistry Nobel prize for work on antibody drugs and detergents

Two Americans and a Briton won for harnessing the power of evolution to produce novel proteins used in everything from environmentally friendly detergents and biofuels to cancer drugs.

  • by Daniel Dickson & Ben Hirschler
Conjoined twins fly to Melbourne for life-saving surgery to separate them

Conjoined twins fly to Melbourne for life-saving surgery to separate them

Surgeons at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital will attempt to separate 14-month-old conjoined twins after a year long effort to bring them to Australia from Bhutan.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
Nobel prize in medicine jointly awarded to two cancer researchers
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Nobel prize in medicine jointly awarded to two cancer researchers

James Allison and Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for work on harnessing the immune system to fight cancer.

  • by Simon Johnson & Kate Kelland