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WA the first to ban synthetic cannabis

13 June 2011 - 4:18pm
Western Australia will become the first state to ban synthetic cannabis, after an investigation into the effects of products that mimic cannabis.

Family suffers gas poisoning from heater

13 June 2011 - 3:33pm
A family in Alice Springs has been rushed to hospital after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning from a home-made heating device.

Cattle station off limits amid arsenic fears

13 June 2011 - 1:23pm
A cattle station south of Darwin is off limits as investigations continue into arsenic that is suspected to have killed a teenager.

A new board to fix hospital's problems

13 June 2011 - 11:33am
A new board to fix hospital's problems

Medicare Local to improve primary health

13 June 2011 - 7:44am
A new organisation will replace the Barrier Division of General Practice, in a bid to improve primary health in the far west.

RFDS hope to expand in far west

13 June 2011 - 7:40am
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is hoping to expand its services in the far west.

Labor sets new vehicle pollution rules

11 June 2011 - 6:40pm
The Federal Government has had a win of sorts with across-the-board support for its new vehicle pollution standards aimed at reducing smog.

Woman mauled by chimp gets face transplant

11 June 2011 - 10:28am
A United States woman mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009 has received a full face transplant.

Push to deliver vaccines to developing world

10 June 2011 - 8:41pm
Health professionals and vaccine makers plead for the $3.5 billion needed to expand vaccination programs in poor countries.

Germany says sprouts caused E. coli outbreak

10 June 2011 - 8:05pm
Germany has blamed sprouts for the bacteria outbreak that has already left at least 30 dead and 3,000 ill.

Officials to send dead girl home in dinghy

10 June 2011 - 7:30pm
A PNG man whose daughter died in a Cairns hospital has been told he will have to use a dinghy to get himself and his daughter's body home.

Doctors slam detention of asylum seeker children

10 June 2011 - 6:05pm
Australia's leading paediatricians and child psychiatrists say they are disappointed the Federal Government has failed in its promise to end the mandatory detention of more than 1,000 children seeking asylum.

The opt out organ donation system is back on the agenda

10 June 2011 - 4:41pm
Linda Franklin has spent two years waiting for the phone call that could change her life.

Villawood detainee diagnosed with leprosy

10 June 2011 - 4:22pm
The Immigration Department and health services in Sydney are treating a detainee at the Villawood Detention Centre who has been confirmed as suffering from leprosy.

Lung research centre for Hobart

10 June 2011 - 3:05pm
Tasmania is to get a multi-million dollar lung research centre thanks to a grant to the Menzies Research Institute.

Study finds how nicotine keeps weight off

10 June 2011 - 2:45pm
Scientists have discovered exactly how nicotine causes weight loss.

More doubts aired over pathology services review

10 June 2011 - 1:25pm
A medical lobby group has raised more concerns about the transparency of a review of the Bendigo Hospital's pathology service.

Legal argument over Royal CEO

10 June 2011 - 12:12pm
The Supreme Court is continuing to hear legal argument over the validity of an investigation into the suspended head of the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Bega Valley health in the spotlight

10 June 2011 - 11:03am
The head of the Southern Local Health Network says this week's tour of the Bega Valley in south east New South Wales has reinforced the importance of Pambula Hospital.

Fear clinic closure poses TB threat to Australia

10 June 2011 - 8:17am
A north Queensland university's head of medicine says the closure of tuberculosis (TB) clinics in the Torres Strait, off far north Queensland, will put the Australian population at risk.