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NSW nurses to get paid domestic violence leave access

Teachers, nurses, police and other NSW public servants will get 10 days of paid domestic and family violence leave each year under a new government policy. NSW Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Pru Goward on Thursday said the ...

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Chlamydia warning ahead of schoolies period

Catch a wave, not chlamydia. That’s the call from Queensland Health ahead of this year’s schoolies season. Chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young said while it is an exciting time of year for young Australians, the only thing they should ...

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Calls for extra tests on gluten-free foods

Food manufacturers are being urged to check their gluten-free products after tests found some aren't entirely free from gluten and may be dangerous for people with coeliac disease. Melbourne researchers tested 256 food products labelled gluten-free and found small amounts ...

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Three Australians die from opioids daily

Three Australians die from opioid use every day and 150 are hospitalised because of the drugs, new research reveals. An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released today shows more than three million Australians had an opioid prescription, while about ...

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Food tampered with at Adelaide hospital

Jelly desserts in a fridge at Adelaide's Flinders Medical Centre have been found deliberately contaminated but no patients have been affected. Police say a staff member came across the food, which had been contaminated with a "solid organic compound", on ...

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Health warnings as extreme heatwave blankets Queensland

Health experts have warned Queenslanders to take care as severe and extreme heatwave conditions blanket much of the state. Parts of southern Queensland sweltered in the unseasonal heat, which extended north to Mount Isa and west Birdsville, the Bureau of ...

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