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Thought it was OK to have two alcoholic drinks a day? Think again

In the first update in 10 years, health authorities revise down what they say is a "safe" level of alcohol intake — and it is not good news if you enjoy a tipple.

Health alert issued ahead of extreme heatwave in SA, NSW and Victoria

With temperatures forecast to reach the high 40s as a heatwave blasts south-eastern parts of the country later this week, authorities in South Australia are warning of the potential health risks.

As Kate's mother lay dying in aged care, staff seemed unable to cope. She's calling for change

The royal commission into the aged care sector reveals many people are suffering needlessly because facilities are either short-staffed or not set up to manage the process of a dignified, comfortable death.

I am 21 and lonely. This is why so many of my generation are feeling the same

This year was the loneliest year of my life but I think I've found a way to move forward, writes Hieu Nguyen.

SA sticks to plastic straw ban despite opposition from disability sector

People with disabilities will still be able to access plastic straws amid a broader SA ban on single-use plastics, but an advocacy group says the exemption does not go far enough.


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