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Teenager given ‘shut-up pill’ before death

A teenage girl was given Panadol by a remote north-west Queensland hospital and sent home on multiple occasions before succumbing to a serious heart condition that went untreated, Four Corners has revealed. Yvette “Betty” Booth was just 18 when she died from ...

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World’s nurses urge end to Ukraine conflict

The world’s largest nursing federation has expressed solidarity with the nurses and health workers trapped in Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.  The International College of Nurses (ICN) released a statement urging for an end to the conflict, which as of ...

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Warning over dangerous mosquito virus

Residents in NSW, Victoria and Queensland are being warned to protect themselves from mosquito bites after the detection of a virus that can turn into a potentially life-threatening condition. Traces of the mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus were found in ...

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Suspended doctor’s bizarre act

A Melbourne doctor who continued to practise after being suspended and then hid from authorities by locking himself in a bathroom, has been convicted and ordered to do 300 hours of community work. Nicholas Sevdalis was handed a two-year community ...

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‘Crisis’: Nurses strike to hit hospitals

Nurses across NSW are preparing to walk off the job for the first time in almost a decade after two years of sacrifices throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of nurses and midwives from more than 150 public hospitals voted in favour of a ...

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NSW inquiry hears nurses under extreme pressure

Some NSW nurses on the coronavirus frontline are forced to wear incontinence underwear at work because they don’t have time to go to the bathroom, an inquiry has been told. NSW politicians probing the state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic have been ...

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‘Crisis’: ScoMo sends in the troops

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will deploy members of the Australian Defence Force to help assist nursing homes with staff shortages caused by surging Omicron cases. Mr Morrison said up to 10 teams of ADF personnel would give “targeted support” in ...

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Shortages to hit crucial Covid weapon

Oral medicines for Covid-19 are expected to be in short supply in Australia for the first few months after the drugs regulator gave them the green light. Earlier this month, the Therapeutic Goods Administration granted provisional approval to Pfizer’s Paxlovid ...

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