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New AMA chief says stretched health staff shocked at ‘cost of business’ attitude

New AMA chief says stretched health staff shocked at ‘cost of business’ attitude

Professor Steve Robson, a fertility specialist based in Canberra, was elected to lead the nation’s most high-profile medical group last week.

  • by Aisha Dow

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A cascade of failures: How Annie Moylan lost her child and her life in Melbourne’s private hospitals

A cascade of failures: How Annie Moylan lost her child and her life in Melbourne’s private hospitals

Misdiagnosed from the start, Annie was never given the straightforward treatment that would have saved her. Only through the determination of her parents can her story now be told.

  • by Christine Ahern and Thea Dikeos
Splendour in the Grass patrons urged to watch for signs of meningococcal disease after festivalgoer dies

Splendour in the Grass patrons urged to watch for signs of meningococcal disease after festivalgoer dies

Two attendees of the Byron Bay Festival contracted the disease; one has since died.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
Life, on steroids: Not even my iPhone can recognise my face
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Life, on steroids: Not even my iPhone can recognise my face

What changes when you begin to visibly show signs of medical treatment is the way people respond to you. But really, don’t panic if someone looks odd.

  • by Julia Baird
I lived four years with mysterious pain. A Melbourne doctor figured it out in 40 minutes

I lived four years with mysterious pain. A Melbourne doctor figured it out in 40 minutes

I was resigned to carrying sharp pain for the rest of my life after years of misdiagnosis and no relief. Then a Melbourne doctor figured it out in less than an hour.

  • by Yvonne Aoll
How masks on some of Victoria’s youngest could save our oldest

How masks on some of Victoria’s youngest could save our oldest

Widespread mask-wearing in Victorian schools could save dozens of lives each month, according to new modelling.

  • by Aisha Dow
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The COVID trend sparking optimism among epidemiologists

The COVID trend sparking optimism among epidemiologists

Declining COVID-19 numbers have coincided with a drop in influenza as Australia appears to come out the other side of the winter surge. However, some experts warn another wave could be around the corner.

  • by Liam Mannix
Working from home ‘considerably more effective’ than masks on children

Working from home ‘considerably more effective’ than masks on children

A number of the nation’s well-respected epidemiologists say working from home should be top of the list when it comes to attempts to take the edge off worrying outbreaks.

  • by Aisha Dow
COVID, an unwanted cure for the Oscar-winning sickie

COVID, an unwanted cure for the Oscar-winning sickie

Once a day off school required a masterclass in method acting. Now we have a pandemic.

  • by Daisy Turnbull
Should we be worried about the spread of monkeypox?
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Monkeypox

Should we be worried about the spread of monkeypox?

We should not be alarmed about this emerging virus, but we also can’t be complacent.

  • by Mike Toole and Raina MacIntyre
‘They seem to have a superpower’: COVID’s super avoiders under the microscope

‘They seem to have a superpower’: COVID’s super avoiders under the microscope

Tom Alderton has been exposed to COVID-19 but never tested positive. Was he sick and asymptomatic or could he hold the key to our most modern scientific puzzle?

  • by Jewel Topsfield