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Coronavirus

Medical Students 'On Standby' As NSW Prepares For Any Spike In Cases

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Some NSW medical students will enter the workforce early as the state prepares for a surge in COVID-19 cases.

National

National

One In Six Surgical Instruments Accidentally Left Inside Aussie Patients Goes Undetected

2 min read

One in six surgical instruments left inside a patient were not discovered for more than six months, according to new research into the "rare but distressing" mistakes made in one state's hospitals.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

30K Retired Health Workers Still Set To Return To Front Lines Of Pandemic Response

3 min read

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said tens of thousands of health practitioners choosing to come back to work after retiring may be "valuable" to the frontline response in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Children's Hospital Sees Dramatic Drop In Medication Mishaps Under New E-System

4 min read

Medication errors can cost Australia’s health system up to $1.3 billion a year, but the safety risk has been dramatically reduced according to new research.

National

National

Meet Australia's First All-Female CareFlight Doctor Team

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For the first time in its 34-year history, CareFlight has deployed its first all-female doctor team.

News

News

WATCH: Patient Plays Violin While Surgeons Remove Her Brain Tumour

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A patient at a British hospital played Mahler and Gershwin on the violin while a tumour was removed from her brain so that surgeons could preserve her ability to play music and her 40-year passion for the instrument.

News

News

Your Furry Friends Could Save Your Life This Funnel Web Spider Season

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Summer is here which means so too are the deadly funnel web spiders.

Health

Health

Aussie Doctor Slams Child EpiPen Shortage As 'Not Good Enough'

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The Australian doctors association has blasted a shortage of lifesaving EpiPens for children, saying they weren't notified by the manufacturers that there was a problem.

World

World

Rare Genetic Mutation Could Hold Key To Preventing Alzheimer's Disease

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Could a woman's rare genetic mutation one day have a global impact on dementia risk?

National

National

'Surprising' Study Finds Junior Doctors In Rural Areas Are Happier Than Their City Peers

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A better work-life balance and more variety on the job are just some of the reasons young doctors in Australia's regional and rural areas are more satisfied than their metropolitan counterparts, a new study has found.

Health

Health

Popular Heartburn Medication To Be Recalled Over Carcinogen Fears

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Voluntary recalls of popular heartburn medication Zantac are expected to be announced on Monday over cancer fears, the TGA said, after traces of a known carcinogen were found in some products.

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.

World

World

'A Real Surprise': Man Accidentally Circumcised In Hospital Mix-Up

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It was a case of mistaken identity that had a disastrous outcome.

News

News

Human Organs To Be Grown In Animals As Hybrid Embryo Experiments Approved

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Stem-cell scientists have just received a world-first approval to create animal embryos containing human cells, with the goal of growing organs in animals that can be used for human transplants.

National

National

People With Mental Illness Die Up To Two Decades Earlier

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A two-decade gap in life expectancy between people with mental illness and the general population has been described as a "human rights scandal", with a new report shining a light on the issue.

National

National

UTIs Are Becoming Antibiotic Resistant. We Should Be Alarmed

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It's a pressing concern to Australia, say experts -- and not just for those who contract this common infection.

Science

Science

The WHO Just Recognised Traditional Chinese Medicine And Conservation Groups Are Mad

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The World Health Organisation's recognition of traditional medicines will have "repercussions for wild animals", green groups claim.

Health

Health

The Full Story Behind The Woman Who 'Woke' From A Coma After 27 Years

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Munira Abdulla stunned the world when she 'woke up' after spending nearly three decades in a coma following a violent car crash and it was described as a 'miracle' across the world. However, that's not the full story.

National

National

Doctor Who Called For Women To Be Raped Suspended For Six Weeks

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A junior doctor who worked in Victoria and Tasmania has been suspended for six weeks after making a series of "vulgar" and "disrespectful" comments about women online.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why A Routine Trip To The GP Leaves Me Mentally And Emotionally Shaken

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“Just relax,” he says.

Dr Nikki Stamp

Dr Nikki Stamp

Food Is Not Medicine, And You Should Never Confuse The Two

4 min read

Medicine (noun); a substance, especially in the form of a liquid or pill that is a treatment for illness or injury.

Health

Health

The Debilitating Life Of A Migraine Sufferer: 25 Excruciating Days A Month

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Since she was eight years old, 21-year-old Janie Abiharb has woken up most days with a throbbing migraine, causing a dull ache on one side of her head.

Health

Health

Pea-Sized Device Treating Heart Defects In Tiniest Of Babies

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Irie and Judah Felkner may seem like typical toddlers now, but the twins have been through a lot in their young lives.

Health

Health

The Pill 'Numbs' Women's Emotions And Can Harm Relationships, So Says Study

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The Pill is the most popular form of contraceptive in Australia and a new study has found that it can inhibit a woman's ability to read emotions -- and affect their relationships.

World

World

South African Jazz Artist Plays Guitar During Brain Surgery

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South African jazz artist Musa Manzini has played his music all over the world, but one performance stands out -- strumming his guitar while surgeons operated on his brain.

Health

Health

Can Going To The Doctor Actually Make You Sick?

2 min read

A new study has revealed that stethoscopes can be full of bacteria.

Health

Health

'I Felt Very Small': Confronting The 'Culture Of Bullying' Among Medical Students

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On one day during his final year of medical school, Ben Bravery's legs were trembling, his mouth dry, heart racing. 

National

National

Kids In Sydney's Richest Suburbs Less Likely to Be Vaccinated

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In some parts of Australia, children are denied access to vaccines because they're living remotely or they're poor.

National

National

Experts Descend On Brisbane To Solve Australia's Sleeping Problem

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Whether you’re catching up on sleep with an afternoon nap, or counting sheep after a big day at work, experts say Australians don’t take their sleep habits seriously.

National

National

Blood Test Could Save Thousands From Unnecessary Chemo

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Cancer patients could be spared chemotherapy and its debilitating side effects, thanks to a new blood test.

News

News

How Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Your Lifespan

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Computers have been a vital part of the medical profession for years, without it, digital medicine wouldn't be the force that it is today.

National

National

Money For Medics: Britain's Cash Offer To Attract Australian Doctors

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The UK's plan to offer $34,000 to Australian doctors to work and live overseas is a wake up call, according to the country's peak medical body. 

National

National

What Happened To Conjoined Twins Trishna And Krishna?

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Trishna and Krishna are reportedly "thriving" after radical operation.

Health

Health

Pharm Animals: Should We Be Putting Our Dogs On Anti-Depressants?

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A vet in the UK has apparently found a link between dogs feeling depressed and their humans overusing their mobile phones.

National

National

Conjoined Twins 'Facing Each Other' To Be Separated

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Some of the best medical minds in the country are preparing to separate a pair of 18-month-old twins from Bhutan, who will arrive in Melbourne on Tuesday.