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Another suspected hendra death in Queensland

5 July 2011 - 1:32pm
Authorities suspect there has been another outbreak of hendra virus at a third south-east Queensland property.

Higher survival rates if RFDS reach bush victims

5 July 2011 - 12:51pm
A study released today has highlighted the role the Royal Flying Doctor Service plays in saving the lives of trauma victims.

Anti-smoking drug linked to heart attacks

5 July 2011 - 11:56am
Regulators are urged to reconsider the use of anti-smoking drug Champix after a study found it leads to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Headspace urged to re-open in Bellingen-Nambucca

5 July 2011 - 11:15am
Youth workers in the Bellingen and Nambucca shires are devastated to find Headspace Mid North Coast has no plans to re-open local outreach services.

Former Wagga resident questions HCCC

5 July 2011 - 9:53am
A former Riverina woman, who was sexually mutilated by a South Coast surgeon is questioning the effectiveness of the Health Care Complaints Commission.

Floods may have caused hendra outbreak

5 July 2011 - 9:31am
Floods and flying foxes may be factors in the latest outbreak of hendra virus in the state's south-east.

Work set to start on chronic disease centre

5 July 2011 - 8:53am
Work is expected to begin later this month on a new $39 million chronic disease centre on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, off far north Queensland.

Harry Potter star relied on alcohol

5 July 2011 - 7:24am
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he was so worried about his drinking that he vowed to give it up and has become teetotal.

Radioactive caesium found in Toyko tap water

4 July 2011 - 6:33pm
Radioactive caesium has been found in tap water in Japan's capital city for the first time in more than two months.

New bill to aid firefighters with cancer

4 July 2011 - 5:05pm
A bill has been introduced into Federal Parliament to make it easier for firefighters who contract cancer to access workers compensation.

Another horse tests positive to hendra

4 July 2011 - 2:09pm
Another horse on a property near Boonah, south-west of Brisbane, has tested positive for the deadly hendra virus and has been put down.

Hospital development causing dirt woes for residents

4 July 2011 - 1:55pm
The Department of Planning says it's concerned about the stability and legality of a large mound of excavated dirt at a private hospital development site in Dapto, south of Wollongong.

New autism program brings hope to families

4 July 2011 - 1:51pm
A new model of helping children with autism has been adopted in American schools and there are now calls for Australia to adopt the curriculum as well.

Mid north coast horse owners warned to keep animals away from bats

4 July 2011 - 12:45pm
The detection of Hendra virus in a horse on a property near Ballina last week has mid north coast vets on alert.

Top scientist slams Australia's dementia funding

4 July 2011 - 11:48am
A leading international neuroscientist has criticised the Australian Government's commitment to funding research into dementia.

Authorities await hendra results

4 July 2011 - 8:44am
Authorities are expected to learn today whether a second horse on a property near Boonah, south-west of Brisbane, has the deadly hendra virus.

Hospital Board Members announced

4 July 2011 - 8:04am
The makeup of the Mid North Coast Health District Board has been announced.

Coffs Harbour specialist cardiac service needs more resources

4 July 2011 - 8:04am
A push is underway to increase the services offered by a specialist medical unit at Coffs Harbour.

Positive reaction to new District Health Board

4 July 2011 - 7:39am
There has been a positive reaction to the make-up of the new Far West District Health Board.

Poor people more likely to have strokes: study

3 July 2011 - 11:41pm
New research has found people who live in poorer areas have a 70 percent higher chance of having a stroke.