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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.

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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).

CSIRO diet score

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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