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Kronic party plans up in smoke

16 June 2011 - 6:11pm
Police have closed a Northbridge venue which was to be the site of a party tonight for users of the synthetic cannabis Kronic.

Health authorities defend closing TB clinics

16 June 2011 - 12:38pm
The federal Health Department has defended a decision to scrap tuberculosis clinics for Papua New Guinea (PNG) nationals in the Torres Strait Islands off far north Queensland from July.

Researchers to trial Ross River vaccine

16 June 2011 - 10:31am
Researchers want to trial a vaccine for Ross River virus after initial studies proved promising.

Plan to keep hospital afloat

16 June 2011 - 9:33am
The Keith hospital board has devised a business plan it hopes will keep the hospital viable.

Lifeguards warn of ocean debris following heavy rain

16 June 2011 - 8:31am
Mid north coast lifeguards say flood debris could be a threat to the region's beaches.

AMA critical of delay in hospital plans

15 June 2011 - 10:42am
The AMA says patients will suffer because of delays in the redevelopment of two Adelaide hospitals.

Roxon embarrassed by tobacco fundraising 'error'

15 June 2011 - 9:39am
Health Minister Nicola Roxon is in damage control after revelations that she invited tobacco company executives to a fundraising dinner in 2005.

Scientists find mutant swine flu strain

14 June 2011 - 10:11pm
Scientists say a new mutant form of swine flu found in Darwin and Singapore has shown some resistance to anti-viral drugs.

Roxon admits seeking funds from big tobacco

14 June 2011 - 7:53pm
Health Minister Nicola Roxon has been caught out seeking financial support from one of the nation's top cigarette makers.

30,000 children to wear radiation detectors

14 June 2011 - 6:33pm
Officials in Japan will hand out radiation readers to more than 30,000 children in the wake of the meltdown in three of the six reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Suppliers may circumvent synthetic cannabis ban

14 June 2011 - 3:46pm
A group representing producers and suppliers of synthetic cannabis says there is little doubt the ban will be circumvented by creating chemically different varieties.

North Qld gets dengue all-clear

14 June 2011 - 12:53pm
Queensland Health has declared the dengue fever outbreak in the state's north officially over.

QEH not forgotten, says Govt

14 June 2011 - 12:51pm
The SA Government says the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is not being neglected after part of a planned redevelopment was delayed.

Arsenic tests find safe levels in drinking water

14 June 2011 - 11:27am
The Northern Territory Health Department says initial tests indicate drinking water at Mount Bundy station is safe.

Fish kill waterhole gets swimming all-clear

14 June 2011 - 10:51am
The Department of Water says parasites killed dozens of fish in a popular East Kimberley waterhole last month.

Milestones for Pambula Hospital

14 June 2011 - 8:09am
The Member for Bega in south east New South Wales, Andrew Constance, says the Government is reaching key milestones in its efforts to improve health services at Pambula.

Another mental health facility needed for Broken Hill

14 June 2011 - 7:39am
The Minister for Mental Health, says Broken Hill needs another specialist facility for mental health patients.

Rent subsidy for Cobar medical centre

14 June 2011 - 6:48am
The operators of three Cobar mines and the local council will subsidise half the rent of the western New South Wales town's Primary Health Centre.

UK, Bill Gates lead $4b vaccination drive

14 June 2011 - 2:32am
The United Kingdom and philanthropist Bill Gates are leading a multi-billion-dollar international campaign to vaccinate children in poorer nations.

PNG gets $11m for HIV prevention

13 June 2011 - 4:34pm
The Australian Government is providing $11 million to help stop Papua New Guinea mothers passing HIV to their babies.