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As the sauna-like heat of the build-up approaches Darwin, one of Australia's top architects says the answer to a cooler city could be right before our eyes.

Posted: August 19, 2018, 10:00 pm

When Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist comment, she initially blamed Ambien. Now Elon Musk has name-dropped the drug in an emotional interview with the New York Times. So what is it and why does it keep making the news?

Posted: August 19, 2018, 12:15 am

Labor believes hundreds of deaths could be prevented by real-time monitoring of drug prescriptions in pharmacies and GP clinics, promising to roll out a state-based system amid slow progress on a national scheme.

Posted: August 18, 2018, 11:45 pm

Lyniece Bolitho had an idyllic childhood growing up in Wittenoom at the foot of WA's Hamersley Ranges — until the men in her family started dying when she was 14.

Posted: August 18, 2018, 6:45 am

For years, patients at Orange Hospital in central-west NSW faced a shortage of car spaces. Now there are fears Goulburn will find itself in a similar situation, and in Wagga Wagga, the hospital redevelopment is also putting pressure on parking.

Posted: August 18, 2018, 3:39 am

After three failed attempts to get it placed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, a new generation drug has been given the green light.

Posted: August 17, 2018, 11:34 pm

An ex-serviceman who was threatened with a 'green on blue' attack while mentoring soldiers in Afghanistan is finding a way to heal thanks to a Men's Shed on the Gold Coast.

Posted: August 17, 2018, 8:30 pm

The newly-appointed head of the Federal Government's disability safety commission says he is willing to issue civil penalties to service providers who do not protect their clients.

Posted: August 17, 2018, 7:05 pm

The latest outbreak started just a week after the country declared an end to a separate outbreak and marks the first time health workers have had to work in an active conflict zone, where armed groups regularly kill and kidnap civilians.

Posted: August 17, 2018, 6:59 pm

A Chinese medicine practitioner is granted bail after being charged over the death of a woman with type 2 diabetes, after he allegedly advised her to replace her medication with herbal remedies.

Posted: August 17, 2018, 6:46 am

Three senior WA Health bureaucrats involved in a decade-long corruption scandal that saw them receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel, lavish meals and cash walked away with six-figure payouts from the department, the State Government confirms.

Posted: August 17, 2018, 3:31 am
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Katie doesn't let her allergies stop her from having fun
Posted: August 17, 2018, 12:57 am
Katie's Anaphylaxis Management Plan is stationed in many areas of the school
Posted: August 17, 2018, 12:57 am
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Katie is cared for by the whole school community at St.Patrick's Parish Primary School
Posted: August 17, 2018, 12:57 am

If it weren't for extensive adaptations of Port Fairy's kindergarten and Catholic school, mainstream education would be a deathtrap for Katie Keane.

Posted: August 17, 2018, 12:57 am

Research shows people tip better on a sunny day, but think more clearly when it's cloudy. So how else does the weather affect our mood — and our health?

Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:30 pm

We're beginning to understand that psychological and neuroscience research has some catching up to do, in accounting for human diversity and its range of perspectives, Dr Belinda Liddell writes.

Posted: August 16, 2018, 7:05 pm

Athletes with ACL injuries once lined up for the LARS surgery, touted as a miracle cure capable of shaving eight months off recovery time — but it has since fallen out of favour.

Posted: August 16, 2018, 7:04 pm
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