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Health system failing people with arthritis

24 March 2011 - 9:29am
Arthritis sufferers are being let down by GPs, specialists and the healthcare system, with more than two-thirds in constant pain despite the disease being treatable, according to a new report.

Victorian man gets first hand transplant

24 March 2011 - 7:04am
A Victorian man who lost one hand, part of his other hand and his lower limbs from an infection becomes Australia's first hand transplant recipient.

Bill would force EPA to be more open: Greens

24 March 2011 - 6:59am
The Greens say a bill put to the SA Parliament would force the EPA to put all pollution details online as soon as they are available.

A crackdown on licensees recommended

23 March 2011 - 6:12pm
A new report has found that police and Government officials could be doing more to crackdown on hotel licensees who break the law.

Delay in rollout of Opal fuel criticised

23 March 2011 - 6:05pm
The federal opposition has questioned the slow roll out of non-sniffable fuel to Western Australia.

Doctors push for radioactive-free smoke alarms

23 March 2011 - 3:14pm
The Northern Territory Government should legislate for the use of non-radioactive smoke alarms, the Public Health Association of Australia says.

Japan halts radioactive farm shipments

23 March 2011 - 1:50pm
Japan's prime minister orders two prefectures near a stricken nuclear plant to halt shipments of foods found to have radiation levels up to 164 times the legal limit.

Women's and Children's upgrade due to start

23 March 2011 - 11:42am
Work will start soon on the first stage of a $64 million upgrade of the Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital.

Network chairwoman says hospital redevelopment guaranteed

23 March 2011 - 8:41am
The Murrumbidgee Local Health Network Chairwoman believes no matter what happens on Saturday, the redevelopment of the Riverina's referral hospital is guaranteed.

Dengue outbreak sparks fines threat

23 March 2011 - 8:18am
Council officers are going from house to house in two suburbs in Cairns in far north Queensland looking for mosquito breeding sites after an outbreak of dengue fever.

Scientists chase elusive happy pill

23 March 2011 - 7:51am
Adelaide researchers are testing what is hoped will be a 'happy pill' for older people.

Phone-in reveals country health shortfalls

23 March 2011 - 6:40am
Organisers say a phone-in about country health care has revealed some disturbing facets of regional life in South Australia.