Category : Health

Why is polio so hard to beat?

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For just more than two years, Nigerian health officials have been celebrating a country free of the paralyzing effects of the poliovirus. The achievement is yet another a step toward … Read More >>

Injured paramedic calls for better communication with police in bid to reduce assaults

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An Ambulance Victoria employee who was assaulted on the job says a lack of communication with police is to blame, as data shows more than 300 paramedics were attacked in the past year.

New app makes Hunter health services more accessible

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Lifeline Hunter is urging locals to use a new smartphone app to access health and community services.

Qld mines given black lung warning as workers face ‘breathless’ Christmas

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Queensland underground coal mine operators are warned by the mining union to reduce their dust levels below the State’s safety standard or face shut downs.

Inside the gingerbread house

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Inside the gingerbread house Medical workforce officer Ulrika Widdowson and medical workforce coordinator Elizabeth Kadel peek outside their office gingerbread house in the Mackay Base Hospital. ABC Tropical North: Sophie … Read More >>

Under the gingerbread roof

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Under the gingerbread roof Ulrika Widdowson (left) and Elizabeth Kadel spent countless hours turning their office cubicles into a giant gingerbread house. ABC Tropical North: Sophie Kesteven Topics:christmas, health, mackay-4740 … Read More >>

Mackay Base Hospital transforms office into giant gingerbread house

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A north Queensland hospital captures gingerbread man inside staff office for Christmas

Children treated for burns in hospital during SA heatwave

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Medical experts warn parents to make sure their children wear hats, sunscreen and shoes after a number of children were treated for burns during Adelaide’s recent heatwave.

Dads warned to take care and avoid Christmas injuries

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Each year common Christmas injuries are presented to emergency wards and GPs across the country, with out-of-control remote control cars and backyard cricket among the leading causes.

Maternity ward at SA country hospital forced to close for Christmas

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A maternity ward at a hospital in South Australia’s Mid North is being closed over Christmas due to a shortage of midwives in the region, sparking concerns of a more permanent closure.