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Festival-goers will again be able to get their illicit drugs checked for dangerous substances at this year's Groovin the Moo music festival in Canberra.

Posted: February 18, 2019, 8:00 am

Documents released under freedom of information laws reveal the ACT Government was warned 10 months ago that a planned expansion of surgical and bed capacity within the hospital would in fact make the situation worse.

Posted: February 17, 2019, 7:54 pm

As a health care provider I must source "informed consent", but too often this comes down to a form that patients haven't read a word of. Does that form then hold any value, asks oral surgeon Krati Garg.

Posted: February 17, 2019, 7:22 pm

The Royal Flying Doctor Service finds many older patients requiring emergency medical transfers should have received better primary care.

Posted: February 17, 2019, 7:15 pm

Less than 15 months after the controversial closure of Adelaide's Repat hospital, the SA Government unveils new plans for the reopened health precinct, with a focus on brain and spinal injury patients as well as dementia care.

Posted: February 17, 2019, 5:32 am

Medal-winning triathlete Keith Pearce is an inspiration and, at 82, still trains every day because it helps to keep him young.

Posted: February 16, 2019, 9:37 pm

Immense loneliness is building around the world — and with it, our anxiety about solving the problem. But what if we've been thinking about it the wrong way? What if we thought of it as a human signal that can be dealt with through medication, asks James Norman.

Posted: February 16, 2019, 6:45 pm

The Australian Medical Association is calling a supermarket's decision to send free tins of toddler formula to parents as a "questionable endeavour", as puzzled parents consider donating the product to charity.

Posted: February 15, 2019, 9:49 pm

Asylum seekers in a Port Moresby hospital fear being discharged and losing what they see as a chance of settlement in Australia, after the medical evacuations legislation passed this week.

Posted: February 15, 2019, 10:58 am

Donald Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially obese, according to the results of his latest physical exam, but his doctor says he "remains in very good health overall". Let's take a closer look at his latest medical report card.

Posted: February 15, 2019, 6:56 am

Adelaide's Catholic Archdiocese will enter the debate over South Australian abortion law reform, with a letter from the church set to be distributed to parishioners this weekend.

Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:18 am

Experts have warned about how our diets are impacting the environment, so we ask political parties in New South Wales about their plans to tackle the issue.

Posted: February 15, 2019, 1:25 am
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Some members of South Australia's Aboriginal community have lost 23 members of their family in the past two years and they are desperate for help in dealing with grief.

Posted: February 14, 2019, 7:16 pm

Sprent Dabwido, puts himself at the mercy of the Australian Government as he seeks life-saving medical treatment which he insists his own Government has gone out of its way to deny him.

Posted: February 14, 2019, 7:15 pm

Steroid use is on the rise as young men fuelled by social media chase their idea of a perfect body. Now researchers want to know exactly how susceptible gay and bisexual men are.

Posted: February 14, 2019, 7:15 pm

They're among the most common birth defects, with one affecting one in every 115 boys born in Australia — and rates are on the rise. A new paper sheds light on why this may be, write Mark Green and Andrew Pask.

Posted: February 14, 2019, 7:00 pm

Victorian health authorities urge the public to watch for measles symptoms after two confirmed cases, and warn of numerous exposure sites around Melbourne.

Posted: February 14, 2019, 6:23 am

An Adelaide bakery stops selling Vietnamese rolls following an outbreak of salmonella linked to three of its stores. SA Health says nine people have been hospitalised.

Posted: February 14, 2019, 5:02 am

More than 40 dead ducks have been collected in a children's playground, and experts believe the main toxin in botox is to blame.

Posted: February 14, 2019, 3:12 am

With more than 110 people taking up hospital beds in South Australia while waiting for their NDIS plans, there are calls for the Federal Government to foot the bill for the delays.

Posted: February 13, 2019, 7:32 pm

This routine dental procedure may help with coffee stains, but it won't necessarily make a difference to gum health, according to the latest research.

Posted: February 13, 2019, 7:28 pm

Some home rentals in Townsville are going for more than double their normal asking price as locals fight it out for a rapidly dwindling housing stock.

Posted: February 13, 2019, 6:28 am
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