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Older Queenslanders urged to get flu vaccine

Flu season is here and has already hit more than 10,000 Queenslanders, but the state’s health department is expecting many more people to be struck down. Almost a fifth of those fell ill in the last week of July and ...

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Victorian church leaders reject assisted dying

High-profile church leaders say Victoria’s plan to legalise assisted dying will undermine confidence in doctors and amount to the government endorsing suicide. Catholic Archbishop Denis Hart and Anglican Archbishop Philip Freier are among a group of Victorian religious leaders who ...

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Government subsidises miracle cancer drug

Thousands of Australians fighting late-stage renal and lung cancer will soon get easier access to a new miracle drug. From Tuesday 1 August 2017, the federal government will subsidise Opdivo so that patients will pay just $38.80 per treatment, or ...

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Providers announce merger, detail next steps

BlueCross and Sapphire Care have announced they are set to merge. The companies will combine business operations in the coming months and anticipate completion later this year. The two providers made the announcement via a joint communiqué penned by BlueCross ...

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Need to complete antibiotics questioned

To the UK where where academics are questioning the benefits of completing courses of antibiotics … The need to complete a full course of antibiotics has been questioned by experts in the UK, who argue the deeply embedded message puts ...

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