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Hepatitis A case linked to popular Melbourne restaurant

People who have eaten at the popular Melbourne restaurant Cumulus Inc in the past three weeks should get a free hepatitis A vaccine, the health department says, after a staff member was diagnosed with the disease.

How the Perth Children's Hospital project fell apart

The failure of ministers to question poor advice, a construction contract that left the state "commercially impotent" and massive tension between bureaucrats were key factors leading to the Perth Children's Hospital project going off the rails, a report finds.

Launceston Hospital loses emergency medicine training accreditation

Labor lays the blame squarely at the feet of Health Minister Michael Ferguson as emergency medicine training accreditation is stripped from Launceston General Hospital.

Australian play 19 Weeks breaks the silence around abortion

Up to one in three Australian women have an abortion in their lifetime, but few speak openly about it. Emily Steel couldn't stay silent.

Clinicians sticking with ineffective treatments because of 'fixed beliefs'

Monash University researcher, Professor Rachelle Buchbinder, says some clinicians are still using ineffective treatments for back pain despite studies showing they don't work or can be harmful.


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