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Vet exposed to hendra faces anxious wait

3 July 2011 - 12:29pm
A former state MP and a mother are among several people to have been exposed to sick horses in a second hendra outbreak in Queensland.

Hendra virus poses constant threat: chief vet

3 July 2011 - 5:54am
Queensland's chief vet says he would not be surprised if there are more outbreaks of hendra virus.

Purple Wiggle rushed to hospital for heart surgery

2 July 2011 - 10:03pm
Purple Wiggle Jeff Fatt has been rushed to hospital for emergency heart surgery.

Second hendra outbreak in Queensland

2 July 2011 - 10:29am
Authorities have quarantined four Queensland properties due to two separate hendra virus outbreaks.

Egypt denies its seeds caused E. coli outbreak

1 July 2011 - 9:53pm
Egypt's ministry of agriculture on Friday denied that fenugreek seeds exported to Europe had caused an E. coli outbreak that has killed 50 people, mainly in Germany.

Hendra virus horse death in NSW

1 July 2011 - 7:30pm
The NSW Government has confirmed a horse has died from the hendra virus at a property near Wollongbar.

First round of hendra tests come back negative

1 July 2011 - 5:33pm
Initial blood tests for eight people who were exposed to a horse infected with hendra virus have come back negative.

Motivational texts help smokers quit: study

1 July 2011 - 3:31pm
A new study has found that getting motivational text messages can help smokers to quit the habit.

Chavez had tumour removed in Cuba

1 July 2011 - 2:02pm
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has revealed he had a cancerous tumour removed in Cuba.

Criminals abusing mental impairment defence: Xenophon

1 July 2011 - 11:14am
A push will be made for a Senate inquiry into use of the mental impairment defence by criminals with no history of mental illness.

Breastfeeding mums warned about painkillers

1 July 2011 - 11:08am
Mothers who breastfeed are being cautioned to limit their use of painkillers containing codeine to four days.

UN peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti: study

1 July 2011 - 11:08am
UN peacekeepers from Nepal brought the strain of cholera to Haiti, a study has found.

Genital removal doctor jailed for two years

1 July 2011 - 10:29am
Former gynaecologist Graeme Reeves has been jailed for unnecessarily removing a woman's genitals and indecently assaulting two other patients.

Official start for SE health board

1 July 2011 - 10:05am
The Member for Bega in south east New South Wales, Andrew Constance, says the introduction of new District Health Boards has returned decision-making powers to the community.

Marathon efforts pay off for Indigenous health

1 July 2011 - 9:08am
Former world and Commonwealth marathon champion Rob de Castella says a program aimed at promoting Indigenous health through running is having a widespread effect.

Mayor defends call for bats cull

1 July 2011 - 9:07am
The Mayor of the Scenic Rim, John Brent, is standing by his call for a cull of fruit bats.

Fears TB clinics' reprieve not long enough

1 July 2011 - 8:43am
The Federal Opposition says a Government plan to extend the life of two tuberculosis (TB) clinics in the Torres Strait, off far north Queensland, is a "small stay of execution".

E. coli outbreak linked to Egyptian seeds

1 July 2011 - 7:28am
Seeds grown in Egypt are being investigated as the possible cause of recent E. coli outbreaks in Europe.

Broken Hill Headspace bid

1 July 2011 - 7:23am
A group lobbying for better youth health services in Broken Hill is drawing attention to alarming statistics to bolster its campaign.

PNG healthcare funding shutdown 'inhumane'

30 June 2011 - 5:42pm
A former health minister in Papua New Guinea has described the Australian Government's decision to stop funding healthcare for PNG nationals in Queensland's Torres Strait as inhumane.