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Mysterious flesh-eating bug affecting Vic, Daintree

A mysterious and "nasty" flesh-eating bug is spreading at unprecedented levels in Victoria, and experts don't know how to stop it. Researchers are appealing for government funding so they can figure out how to contain the bacteria, which causes a ...

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WA nurses to get stab vests, duress alarms

The union for WA health workers wants the state government to prioritise regional hospitals in its roll out of stab-vests and personal alarms to help protect staff from violent patients. Health Minister Roger Cook on Sunday announced $2.2 million would ...

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Nurses under pressure at WA prison: report

Nurses are under pressure at Bunbury Regional Prison in WA because doctor services have halved and there has been no increase in health staff numbers to match the rising inmate population, a report has found. The Office of the Inspector ...

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Medicinal cannabis offer on the table

Patients in all states and territories could get faster access to medicinal cannabis under a deal to be put to health ministers today. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has already signed up NSW to the process which is expected to ...

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