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Why our brain needs sleep — and what happens when we don't get enough

Although it may appear you're "switching off" when you fall asleep, the brain is far from inactive. Sleep is more important for our brains than you may realise.

NDIS will be rolled out late and may have staffing issues, report predicts

The rollout of the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme will be delayed and migrants might be needed to plug workforce gaps, the biggest ever review of the scheme predicts.

Medical clinic staff in remote NT community pulled out again due to fears of violence

The Imanpa community clinic was closed last month, but a day after it reopened staff were moved almost 200km away because they "didn't feel safe" amid local family feuding and sorry business.

High-tech portable tent hospital for New Zealand Medical Team

A portable tent hospital has helped a New Zealand medical team achieve an international standard for emergency healthcare.

How much water do we need to drink a day?

Most of the health messages we hear are about making sure we drink enough water, especially in hot weather, when you've had a tummy bug or when you're exercising. But how much is the right amount, and is it possible to drink too much?


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