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New doctor for Blayney imminent

12 July 2011 - 8:36am
The Blayney Health Council in central western New South Wales says it is confident a new doctor will be working in the town within a few months.

Charging patients to park 'a cash grab'

12 July 2011 - 8:36am
SA Health expects to raise more than $11 million this financial year by charging hospital patients and staff for car parking. The Australian Medical Association says the plan will deter patients from attending rehabilitation.

Surgeons perform first double leg transplant

12 July 2011 - 7:00am
Spanish surgeons have performed the world's first double-leg transplant on a man whose legs were amputated above the knee after an accident, officials said.

Regulator issues warning over contraceptive pill

11 July 2011 - 9:08pm
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a warning about the latest generation of oral contraceptive pill.

Park Ridge horses pass first hendra virus tests

11 July 2011 - 7:09pm
Initial tests have cleared seven horses that were potentially exposed to hendra virus in Queensland's third outbreak of the disease.

Bligh should sack Health Minister over pay debacle

11 July 2011 - 9:40am
The Opposition says Premier Anna Bligh has had to override her Health Minister to stop the recovery of excess salaries paid by Qld Health's botched payroll system.

Big tobacco accused of sneak plain pack campaign

11 July 2011 - 9:32am
Federal MP Tony Crook has accused tobacco companies of recruiting people to call MPs anonymously and criticise proposed plain packaging laws.

Deadly bacteria found in supermarket trifle

6 July 2011 - 6:13pm
The Victorian Government has issued a health alert after a potentially deadly bacteria was found in a supermarket trifle.

Motorcyclists praise rider safety campaign

6 July 2011 - 5:20pm
Motorcyclists and lobby groups are throwing their support behind a Queensland government campaign targeting rider safety and promoting positive road attitudes.

Research reveals salt won't stunt life span

6 July 2011 - 5:14pm
A review of scientific literature has found that moderately reducing salt intake does not lead to reduced risk of a person suffering cardiovascular problems or even dying prematurely.

Roxon introduces plain packaging bill

6 July 2011 - 1:30pm
Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon has introduced plain packaging legislation for cigarettes into Parliament, saying the Government will defend it from any legal threats.

Flying doctor centre revamp won't harm heritage

6 July 2011 - 1:28pm
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) says a $3 million redevelopment of its Alice Springs Visitor Centre will not affect the site's heritage status.

Loss of twin linked to birth defects

6 July 2011 - 1:08pm
Adelaide researchers have linked the 'vanishing twin' phenomenon to birth defects in IVF babies.

Fears grow as hendra spreads

6 July 2011 - 10:40am
There is mounting concern about the spread of hendra virus, after a third outbreak in south-east Queensland.

EU bans Egyptian seeds after E.coli outbreak

6 July 2011 - 10:28am
The European Union is temporarily banning the import of some seeds and beans from Egypt, after one type of seed was linked to recent E.coli outbreaks.

Bourke's maternity unit to re-open by the end of the year

6 July 2011 - 8:31am
The Western New South Wales Local Health District says it hopes to re-open Bourke's maternity unit by November.

North coast horse racing industry deflects Hendra Virus concern

6 July 2011 - 8:25am
On the eve of Grafton's big racing week the industry is working to deflect concern about the Queensland outbreak of Hendra virus.

Health shake-up to include helipad

6 July 2011 - 7:00am
The construction of a helipad will be included in the stage one redevelopment of Goulburn Valley (GV) Health.

Plain packet laws to hit Parliament today

6 July 2011 - 5:26am
Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon says the Government is determined to fight any legal challenge to its plain packaging laws for cigarettes.

Tests confirm another hendra horse death

5 July 2011 - 9:31pm
Queensland authorities say tests have confirmed a fifth horse has died from hendra virus in the state's south-east.