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Mackay Base Hospital obstetrics and gynaecology services report finds ‘inadequate care’ contributed to death of babies, women harmed
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Mackay Base Hospital obstetrics and gynaecology services report finds ‘inadequate care’ contributed to death of babies, women harmed

Inadequate care at the Mackay Base Hospital contributed to the deaths of three babies and many women suffered lifelong physical and mental harm, a shocking investigation into the hospital’s obstetrics and gynaecology service has found. Key points: Health Minister Yvette D’Ath says ‘inadequate care’ contributed to the deaths of three babies The review found 26...

Pill testing: 18 Sydney festivalgoers hospitalised due to drug overdoses
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Pill testing: 18 Sydney festivalgoers hospitalised due to drug overdoses

Two Sydney music festivals held over the October long weekend have seen 18 people rushed to hospital with suspected overdoses. The Knockout Outdoor festival at Sydney Olympic Park and Listen Out at Centennial Park kicked off the summer festival season on Saturday night, drawing crowds numbered in the tens of thousands. And while 18 were...

New tablet offers relief for hay fever and asthma sufferers
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New tablet offers relief for hay fever and asthma sufferers

Melbourne researchers have discovered a life-changing pill that could help hay fever and thunderstorm asthma sufferers. The tablets – infused with tiny doses of grass pollens – have been found to provide long-term protection against allergic reactions, including thunderstorm asthma. Monash University Allergy and Clinical Immunology Laboratory head Menno van Zelm said the prescription tablets...

Smoking nieghbour: Brisbane resident explodes over neighbour’s gross habit
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Smoking nieghbour: Brisbane resident explodes over neighbour’s gross habit

An enraged Brisbane resident who says they can no longer cope with their neighbour’s smoking habits, has caused a stir online after venting their frustration in a post coined “a rant to smokers”. Taking to Reddit, the displeased homeowner explained they’ve had to deal with second-hand smoke infiltrating their home of 30 years, since their...

All the latest COVID news and case numbers from around the states and territories
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All the latest COVID news and case numbers from around the states and territories

Here’s a quick wrap of the latest COVID-19 news and case numbers from each Australian jurisdiction’s for the past week, as reported on Friday, September 30, 2022. The states and territories are now reporting their COVID-19 statistics weekly, instead of through the daily updates that were provided from the early days of the pandemic. This story will...

Jessica Camilleri appeals sentence for killing mother Rita Camilleri in Sydney
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Jessica Camilleri appeals sentence for killing mother Rita Camilleri in Sydney

A disabled woman who attacked and decapitated her mother in Sydney’s west had the horrific crime “held against her” by the sentencing judge, a court has heard. Key points: Jessica Camilleri was found guilty of manslaughter in 2020 She was sentenced to 21 years and seven months, with 16 years and two months non-parole Her barrister argues the sentence is too...

Australians raise life-saving funds for Adelaide child’s rare cancer treatment in Barcelona
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Australians raise life-saving funds for Adelaide child’s rare cancer treatment in Barcelona

At the age of three, Sophie Stephenson was facing a life-threatening recurrence of an extremely rare cancer. Key points: Sophie Stephenson was diagnosed with a life-threatening recurrence of neuroblastoma in the central nervous system when she was three  Neuroblastoma is very rare, affecting about 40 children each year in Australia The community raised $275,000 to help fund her...