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Origins of AIDS virus strains traced 04-03-2015

American researchers have finally traced the origins of two AIDS virus strains to gorillas from southwest Cameroon. Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientis

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Long-term paracetamol use 'poses risk' 04-03-2015

Researchers found chronic users of paracetamol may increase their risk of death, or kidney, intestinal and heart problems. Doctors may be underestimating the risks to patients from long-term use of paracetamol, the world's most popular painkil

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  • Origins of AIDS virus strains traced 04-03-2015

    American researchers have finally traced the origins of two AIDS virus strains to gorillas from southwest Cameroon. Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientis

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    Researchers found chronic users of paracetamol may increase their risk of death, or kidney, intestinal and heart problems. Doctors may be underestimating the risks to patients from long-term use of paracetamol, the world's most popular painkil

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  • NSW hospital waiting times down: data 04-03-2015

    Admissions to NSW hospitals are up but emergency waiting times are improving, new data shows. NSW hospital waiting times have dropped despite more patients, new data shows. Some 636,000 people were admitted to emergency departments between Octo

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  • Health professionals applaud dead co-payment 03-03-2015

    Nurses, midwives and GPs have welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to shelve the embattled GP co-payment. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) federal secretary Lee Thomas said nurses and midwives have waged a tireless ca

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  • Medicare co-payment axed: Ley 03-03-2015

    The Medicare co-payment has been scrapped almost a year after it was first mooted. The federal government has scrapped its unpopular plan for a GP co-payment, Health Minister Sussan Ley has confirmed. "It is clear the proposal for a co-pay

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  • Boost to Queensland's nurses and midwives 03-03-2015

    Queensland’s nursing and midwifery workforce will receive an injection of 4000 graduate nurses and legislated patient ratios under the newly-elected State Government. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has reiterated her commitment to restoring t

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  • Preventative HIV drug effective: study 03-03-2015

    Giving anti-viral drugs to sexually active gay men when they are healthy could reduce their chance of becoming infected with HIV by 86 per cent. A game-changing trial has shown that rates of HIV infection can be slashed by treating actively gay me

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  • Vic hospitals had a week's cash left 03-03-2015

    A report into Victoria's public hospitals has highlighted many are in a precarious financial position. Cash levels at 12 Victorian public hospitals were so low last year they only had enough money to last a week. An Auditor-General's re

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  • Depression linked to violent crime 03-03-2015

    There is an increased risk of violence in individuals with clinical depression, researchers say. A diagnosis of depression increases the risk of committing violent crime three-fold, research has shown. The study of nearly 50,000 people in Swede

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  • No brain cancer boom despite more phones 03-03-2015

    Despite the huge numbers of people now using mobile phones, there hasn't been a corresponding increase in brain cancers, researchers say. If mobile phones are supposed to increase the risk of brain tumours, there is no evidence of it in cancer

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