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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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