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Action needed to fight rare fatal cancers

Australians diagnosed with a rare cancer are being failed by an outdated ‘one size fits all’ approach to research and clinical trials, a leading cancer researcher says Professor David Thomas, head of the cancer division at the Garvan Institute of ...

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New Royal Adelaide Hospital set to open

The new $2.3 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital is about to open its doors to its first patients. The hospital’s outpatient service will open on Monday 14 August 2017, less than a month before it starts treating emergencies and taking admissions. ...

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WA premier wants euthanasia bill by 2018

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan says he hopes to introduce a euthanasia bill into parliament by next year. Lengthy debate has begun in state parliament about establishing a joint select committee to examine the need for laws to allow citizens ...

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Thousands of Queenslanders struck down by flu

Queenslanders are being urged to protect themselves against the flu after more than 3500 were struck down in the past week alone. There were 10,831 people diagnosed between January and early August 2017. In the week to Thursday that number ...

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Two die after Queensland gastro outbreak

Two residents of a Queensland aged care facility have died following a gastro outbreak hitting Australia’s east coast. Queensland Health confirmed the deaths “of two frail residents”, however a spokeswoman for the Regis aged care facility said while one of ...

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Opioid warning for cancer survivors

Cancer survivors should be cautious about inappropriate or unnecessary use of opioids well after their diagnosis, experts warn. A Canadian study, published in journal Cancer, found cancer survivors were 1.2 times more likely to be prescribed opioid painkillers than those who’d ...

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