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Daniel Andrews to work 'into the evening' to determine next steps out of lockdown

Daniel Andrews to work 'into the evening' to determine next steps out of lockdown

Victoria's new coronavirus cases are falling "a little faster" than expected, Premier Daniel Andrews has said, adding that he would be working "into the evening" to determine what steps out of lockdown will be taken on Sunday.

  • by Paul Sakkal and Ashleigh McMillan

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Up to one in seven medical diagnoses could be wrong, study reveals
Healthcare

Up to one in seven medical diagnoses could be wrong, study reveals

Leading clinicians are warning that more needs to be done to lower the number of preventable misdiagnoses, leading in some cases to harm and even death.

  • by Stuart Layt
Alerts issued for taxi passengers, clubs and restaurants as NSW records one local case
Coronavirus pandemic

Alerts issued for taxi passengers, clubs and restaurants as NSW records one local case

NSW Health has issued alerts for multiple venues in western Sydney and the South Coast, while investigations are under way after a Concord Hospital worker who cared for COVID-19 patients tested positive.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn and Georgina Mitchell
Take a breath before giving asthma patients steroids, experts say
Health

Take a breath before giving asthma patients steroids, experts say

Researchers say steroid tablets are being overprescribed, raising the risk of long-term side-effects for patients including diabetes and osteoporosis.

  • by Stuart Layt
Sutton confident Victorian infections will hit lockdown easing target
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Coronavirus pandemic

Sutton confident Victorian infections will hit lockdown easing target

The 41 additional cases come as Victoria prepares for changes to Stage Four lock down on Monday, including an extended curfew for metropolitan Melbourne.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan
Liz Hayes reports on the heartbreaking death of her own father
Opinion
Hospitals

Liz Hayes reports on the heartbreaking death of her own father

A series of mistakes led to the death of her beloved father in a country hospital system found sadly lacking.

  • by Liz Hayes
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Baby's death leads to 'extraordinary' discovery of 2000 unchecked results at hospital
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Hospitals

Baby's death leads to 'extraordinary' discovery of 2000 unchecked results at hospital

A doctor who raised the alarm over unchecked test results at Dubbo Base Hospital was sacked for being "unsupportive" of colleagues.

  • by Carrie Fellner
So you think you can talk COVID? An A-Z glossary for understanding the pandemic
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Coronavirus pandemic

So you think you can talk COVID? An A-Z glossary for understanding the pandemic

Do you know your asymptomatic from your presymptomatic carriers? Prefer to say SARS-CoV-2 to coronavirus? Here's a quick guide to "covidese".

  • by Sherryn Groch
How a Perth mother can choose to silence her world – or tune in to what's going on around her
Health

How a Perth mother can choose to silence her world – or tune in to what's going on around her

Jane Goodfellow has the ultimate selective hearing. The mother-of-two from Kallaroo can choose to be deaf or hearing whenever she wants. She is the recipient of two cochlear implants.

  • by Lauren Pilat
Deputy Premier brushes off Queensland pharmacy testing trial concerns
Coronavirus pandemic

Deputy Premier brushes off Queensland pharmacy testing trial concerns

Pharmacy groups and the AMAQ have concerns about a trial of COVID-19 testing in pharmacies, but the state government says it's nothing to worry about.

  • by Stuart Layt and Matt Dennien
Fred Hollows' son Cam on fatherhood: 'It's not about blood. It's about family'
Parenting

Fred Hollows' son Cam on fatherhood: 'It's not about blood. It's about family'

"It is difficult, trying to keep up with a dead legend," says Cam Hollows. "People still ask me if I want to be a eye doctor, and I can't think of anything more boring."

  • by Julie Power