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Celebrity

Celebrity

Dog The Bounty Hunter Hospitalised Just Months After Wife's Death

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Duane 'Dog' Chapman was hospitalised over the weekend after the reality star believed he may have been suffering from a heart attack.

Health

Health

Dangerous Button Batteries 'Landmines In Loungerooms', As Kids Choke And Die

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A leading emergency paediatrician has urged the Prime Minister to "get off his arse" and take action on button batteries, a choking hazard for children.

News

News

WATCH: Elephants Rampage Through Crowd, Injuring 17

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 Seventeen people were injured when two elephants at a Sri Lankan street pageant went on a rampage on Saturday September 7, local media reported.

Health

Health

Hospital Mixup Leads Daughter To Think Her Mum Was Dying When She Wasn't

4 min read

A woman has been left distraught after an alleged hospital bungle saw her told to "make arrangements" for her mum's looming death, but then told the next day she would be discharged.

National

National

Fiona's Deadly Sepsis Started With A Simple Sore Elbow

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The first time Fiona Gray came across the word 'sepsis' was through her own Google search, about one month after it almost cost her her life.

National

National

Cancer Treatment Fast-Tracked By New App For Medical Trials

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A new app can connect doctors and patients to ground-breaking medical trials in seconds, putting people with complex health at the forefront of cutting-edge research.

News

News

Mother's Warning After Son Gets Tongue Stuck In Bottle, Nearly Dies

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A six-year-old boy was in the back seat of his mother's car when his tongue got stuck.

Health

Health

What It's Like Being Told Your Baby May Only Live A Few Weeks

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Samantha Cairns fell pregnant with her first baby soon after her wedding, but everything changed for the mum-to-be when she was told her unborn child was likely to die in his first weeks due to a defect she'd never heard of.

News

News

Father Accidentally Hits And Kills Daughter With A Golf Ball

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The six-year-old girl was in a golf cart when her father accidentally struck her in the head.

News

News

The Aussies More Likely To End Up In Hospital With An Injury

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Poorer Australians are more likely to be suffer car crashes, drowning, poisoning and burns than those from more privileged backgrounds, a new national report has warned.

National

National

Mother's Warning After Daughter 'Nearly Died' After Eating Popcorn

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A mother from Brisbane has issued a desperate warning after her daughter became seriously ill after eating popcorn. 

News

News

Rare Outbreak Of Deadly Strep Throat Kills 12 In The U.K.

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A rare outbreak of a bacterial infection has killed 12 people in Essex, according to a National Health Service report.

News

News

Snake Removed From Sleeping Man's Shirt Without Waking Him

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Snake catchers were called after staff at a hospital saw a snake crawl up a man's clothing while he was taking a nap.

News

News

Wrong Side of Patient's Bowel Removed In Botched Operation Under Investigation

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A cancer patient has been forced to undergo corrective surgery after surgeons at Sydney's Northern Beaches Hospital removed the wrong side of his bowel.

National

National

'You Feel Helpless': Record Hospital Emergency Admissions Stretching Nurses

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Hospital emergency departments have never been so busy, and staff are left feeling helpless.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Intruder Arrested After Trying To Microwave Butter In Stranger's Home

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Cancer-Battling Mum Marries Childhood Sweetheart From Hospital Bed

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Saying “I do” is a precious moment in time. For one Melbourne woman, it was time she almost didn’t have.

News

News

Sextuplets Surprise Parents And Doctors Who Were Expecting Five Bubs

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Poland’s first sextuplets on record, two boys and four girls, were born in the southern city of Krakow on Monday to the surprise of parents and doctors who had expected five babies.

World

World

Doctor Accused Of Poisoning Patients In Order To Show Off By 'Saving' Them

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An anaesthesiologist charged with poisoning seven patients is being investigated in relation to a further 50 cases.

Adelaide

Adelaide

Aussie Woman Finds 'Decent-Sized' Glass In Her Hospital Meal

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Patricia Smith was a cardiac patient at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide's north, when she made a frightening and dangerous discovery.

News

News

Doorbell Cam Captures Terrifying Moment Snake Bites Man On Face

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News

News

Man Suffered Stroke After Cracking Neck

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Josh Hader was rushed to the emergency room by his father-in-law. His doctor Vance McCollom, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, said he could have died.

National

National

Surgery Waiting Times At Public Hospitals 'Going Backwards'

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The latest Australian Medical Association Public Hospital Report Card paints a "depressing picture of overstretched hospitals and patients waiting longer for their care", according to AMA President Dr Tony Bartone.

News

News

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Spoon

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A woman in China swallowed a spoon after using it to get out a lodged fish bone

Crime

Crime

Firies Left Perplexed By Mass Hospitalisation With No Apparent Cause

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Thirteen factory workers have been hospitalised after being exposed to chemicals in Newcastle.

National

National

The Big Changes To Health Insurance Happening April 1

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The health insurance industry is about to see its biggest shakeup in more than a decade.

News

News

Man Hit By Car As He Stood On The Road To Test Wife's Love

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A drunk man was hit by a car as he stood in the middle of the road to test his wife's love.

News

News

Woman Bitten By Huge Fur Seal While Taking Dog For A Walk

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A woman was attacked by a seal while out on a walk with her dog this weekend.

News

News

Prisoner Shot Dead After Allegedly Trying To Escape From Hospital

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A 43-year-old  man who was shot by prison officers while under their guard at a NSW hospital, has died.

World

World

The World's Smallest Baby Boy Finally Leaves Hospital

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A baby boy who weighed just 268 grams when he was born has been sent home from a Tokyo hospital.

Good News

Good News

PNG Girl Returns To Australia For Life-Changing Surgery Free Of Charge

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Vascolynna Agamo has a fused jaw. She can’t chew, and it badly affects her speech and breathing.

Crime

Crime

Cyber Ransom Attacks On The Rise, As Toyota And Melbourne Hospital Become Latest Victims

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A major Melbourne hospital and car manufacturer Toyota have had their systems infiltrated by hackers. 

News

News

Bobcat Driver Trapped After Collision With Semi-Trailer

1 min read

A 28-year-old man has been seriously injured after being trapped in a Bobcat for about three hours in Sydney.

Crime

Crime

'Unpredictable And Isolated' Stabbing Attack In Hospital Emergency Department

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An emergency department doctor has downplayed the need to ramp up security after a 29-year-old woman allegedly stabbed another patient at a Sydney hospital. 

Exclusive

Exclusive

Innovative New App Changing Lives Of Burns Patients

2 min read

World renowned burns specialist Fiona Wood has helped create a new mobile phone app to connect burns patients with the nation's top specialists.

National

National

'Appalling' Photo Of Elderly Woman Left To Lie On Hospital Floor Leaves People Outraged

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A photo of an 84-year-old woman lying on a hospital floor has gone viral, after she was told there were no beds for her.

Tech

Tech

These Talking, Hugging Robots Are Coming To A Hospital Near You

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She speaks 26 languages, dances through hallways and tells jokes on command.

National

National

Hundreds Of Young Men Expected To Suffer Alcohol-Related Injuries Over Christmas

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As many as 1500 young Aussie men are expected to seek emergency treatment at just one Queensland hospital over the festive season.

News

News

'Mistakes Will Be Made': Midwives Beg For More Staff

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Midwives have delivered a desperate plea to the NSW Health Minister begging him for more staff in maternity wards.

World

World

Amazon Workers Hospitalised After Robot Unleashed Bear Spray

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Two dozen employees were taken to hospital after a robot punctured a can of bear repellant at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey.

Features

Features

Welcome to Bear Cottage, A Very Special Place

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Growing up with a seriously sick brother or sister involves a level of physical, mental and emotional energy that most of us will never understand. Luckily, there’s a special place known as Bear Cottage who are there to help.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Aerosmith's Joe Perry Rushed To Hospital After Collapsing

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The guitarist was rushed to hospital on Saturday after collapsing in his dressing room.

National

National

Conjoined Twins To Be Separated This Week

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Doctors at The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne have set a date to separate conjoined twins Nima and Dawa.

National

National

Mum Of Conjoined Twins Nima And Dawa Is 'Anxious But Confident' About Surgery

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The mother of conjoined twins Nima and Dawa is anxious but confident about the surgery to separate her 18-month-old girls which will go ahead this Friday.

Health

Health

Mental Health 'The Cinderella' Of Australian Medical Care, Expert Warns

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Australia has had a mental health review every 30 months since the 1950's, but little is being done to actually update or reform the country's systems according to a leading expert in the field.

National

National

Hospital Security 'At Crisis Point' After Sydney Shooting

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Medical staff are pleading for more security after yet more attacks on paramedics and hospital workers.

National

National

Teenager's Hanging Death In Respite Care Was Preventable: Inquest

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Thirteen-year-old Melissa Standon had only been in respite care for three weeks when she was found hanging from her bed after accidentally choking herself to death in 2015.

Exclusive

Exclusive

The Phone Call Every Parent Dreads

2 min read

Parents fight back tears as they tell of their nightmare journey back from a holiday, not knowing if their son would live or die.

National

National

Family Hospitalised After Being Hit In Night Time Stroll

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A 50-year-old woman was charged with being distracted and intoxicated behind the wheel.

Good News

Good News

Nurse Discovers Colleague Is NICU Baby She Cared For 28 Years Ago

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"There was a big silence...And then he asked if I was Vilma."

Health

Health

The 'Accidental' Male Midwife And Why The Industry Needs More

3 min read

Jack Jiang dreamed of becoming a paramedic, but one act changed his fate.

National

National

Premature Babies Given Fighting Chance With New Incubators

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The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital is the first in the country to receive the new cribs.

Crime

Crime

Nurse ‘Slashed’ By Patient

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It is alleged the man became agitated while being treated, before attacking the nurse caring for him.

Good News

Good News

'I Don't Want The Knife In My Eye': How A Stabbing Changed This Surgeon's Life

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"The memory is in my head, I can slow it down and replay it"

National

National

Nightmares, Bruises, Acne: Aussies Clogging Up Emergency Rooms

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People have sought urgent treatment for nightmares, acne and blisters, just to name a few.

News

News

When Angela Bishop Got The News No Mother Wants To Hear

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Meet the big people saving the littlest lives.

National

National

Queensland Study Exposes Cancer Treatment Costs

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The crippling cost of some cancer treatments have been exposed in a new Queensland study. It shows many patients are being slugged thousands in out-of-pocket expenses, compounding the emotional burden.

National

National

Jobs To Go As Private Hospitals Close

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Health Unions have been holding emergency crisis talks, with hundreds of workers at two Victorian private hospitals facing a gloomy future.