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WHO issues bird flu warning

Avian influenza, aka bird flu, is an infectious viral illness that primarily spreads among birds like chickens and ducks.

The Government's response to the ADHD inquiry has been delayed by more than two months
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Government response to the ADHD inquiry is two months overdue

A report recommended sweeping changes to the way ADHD is diagnosed and treated in Australia. Five months on, the Government hasn’t responded.

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World first pig kidney transplant a success

Scientists used gene editing technology to remove “harmful pig genes”.

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Should the term “long COVID” be scrapped?

Qld’s Chief Health Officer Dr John Gerrard is calling for people to stop using terms like ‘long COVID’ as it can cause ”unnecessary fear”.

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The Federal Govt’s update on its endometriosis treatment National Action Plan

Over the last few years, 22 pain clinics – aimed at improving access to endometriosis treatment and diagnosis – have opened in Australia.

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Vape use tripled since 2019, per AIHW

The independent government agency also found, for the first time, that young women were as likely as young men to use illicit drugs in 2022/23.

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TGA push to restrict pharmacies producing generic Ozempic

The TGA has raised safety concerns over “high-risk active substances” in some medications, such as generic Ozempic.

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Only one in four GPs are bulk billing all adults in Australia

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New cosmetic surgery standards require psychological checks

New safety and quality standards have been introduced to reduce cosmetic surgery risks. This includes a psychological assessment.

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Lung puncture found after night of vaping

James was hospitalised for vaping after one night of vaping at the start of his bucks weekend. Doctors later found a hole in his lung.

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Recreational vapes to be banned from 2024

New measures to restrict the use of recreational vapes will be introduced from 1 January 2024 under a new government timeline.

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Voluntary assisted dying in NSW is now legal

Voluntary assisted dying (VAD) can now be accessed in NSW. It means VAD is now accessible in every Australian state.

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The WHO has declared loneliness a global health priority

The World Health Organisation has launched a new three-year Commission on Social Connection to address loneliness as a health priority.

Why is bulk billing harder to find? 
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Bulk billing halves among GPs in 2023

Why is bulk billing harder to find? Pressures in the public health system have been exposed in a new report.

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STI rates on the rise post-pandemic

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise post-pandemic with 136,135 recorded STIs for 2023 so far.

Victoria decriminalised public drunkenness

Victoria has decriminalised public drunkenness

Public drunkenness has been decriminalised in Victoria after intoxication laws in the state were found to have a disproportionate impact on First Nations people.

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Red Cross urgently appeals for type O blood donations

The Australian Red Cross has made an urgent call for extra donations, amid a shortage of type O blood.

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Exclusive: Vaping hospital admissions surge in Queensland

The rise in popularity of vaping has led to increased hospitalisations in Queensland since 2020, according to documents obtained by TDA under a right to information request.

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COVID-19 among leading causes of death in Australia last year

COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in Australia in 2022, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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NSW pharmacies can now resupply the pill

It means eligible patients can access the pill without the need for a GP appointment. The initiative is part of a trial by the NSW Government.

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What to know about NSW’s vape crackdown

The NSW Government has pledged $6.8 million to expand its vaping crackdown, after a record-breaking number of vape seizures.

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Endometriosis hospitalisations have more than doubled among 20-24 years olds over the past decade

Endometriosis hospitalisations among women aged between 20 and 24 have more than doubled in the past decade, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

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Aussies need to drink less and eat more veggies, new study says

The CSIRO diet score suggests Australians’ eating habits are becoming less healthy over time. Here’s what else it found.

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Australia has a new ten-year roadmap for managing eating disorders

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New data shows how many Australians die from drug overdoses every day

Six Australians die from drug overdoses every day, according to an annual report from the Penington Institute.

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