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Researchers issue cancer overdiagnosis warning

Australian researchers have renewed concerns that people are increasingly being diagnosed with cancers that will do them no harm if left undetected or untreated, following new research into five cancer types. Lead author Professor Paul Glasziou, from Bond University, looked at data ...

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2020: Year of the nurse and midwife

In May, it will have been 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale and the World Health Organization (WHO) is marking the date by declaring 2020 as the first ever Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Early last year, ...

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There’s a hole in the aged care funding bucket

The royal commission’s interim report, ominously titled Neglect, was released on 31 October. A great early Christmas present for all Australians, chosen especially with the government in mind. In response, Prime Minister Scott Morrison joined Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck, ...

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