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Home-birth midwives deny claims after death

Two midwives deny police allegations they were criminally negligent after a woman died following a home birth in a pool of water. Melody Bourne, 44, of Mullumbimby, and Gaye Demanuele, 60, of Preston, appeared for a committal hearing in Melbourne ...

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Is your night shift killing you?

Picture the scene. It's 2.00am and you're three coffees and two bags of m&ms down and you've lost count of how many laps of the ward you've done. You're on the first shift of a week of nights and sure, ...

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Delta leaving ‘Covid orphans’ in hospitals

A Sydney doctor has warned of a distressing reality for some families hospitalised with Covid-19 – leaving their kids “Covid orphans” with nobody to care for them. Dr Lucy Morgan, an associate professor at Sydney University and a respiratory physician ...

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‘Historic’ day for WA women seeking abortion

Women will soon be able to safely and privately access abortion health services in Western Australia after landmark legislation finally passed through state parliament. Advocates have expressed relief and described the passing of the legislation as “historic” and “momentous” for ...

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