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WA research shrinks gap to diabetes cure

WA researchers are one step closer to creating an artificial pancreas with an improved cell-growing design offering a potential cure for diseases like diabetes. Full story »
UK

UK judge to decide if Charlie dies at home

A British judge will rule on where terminally ill baby Charlie Gard will end his life. Full story »

Qld premier angry over anti-vax screening

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is demanding answers after a screening of an anti-vaccination film at a Gold Coast school. Full story »

Ian Thorpe reaches out for mental health

Mental health website ReachOut.com has become mobile friendly to help young Australians better connect to support when they need it most. Full story »
HEALTH

Declining sperm counts could lead to human extinction

The human race could struggle to pro-create future generations according to a researcher who has revealed dwindling sperm counts in men across the globe. Full story »

US Senate advances on healthcare

Moderate US senators are worried a repeal of Obamacare will cost low-income Americans their insurance, while conservatives say the bills don't go far enough. Full story »

Greater online support for troubled youth

Youth mental health organisation Reach Out has launched a new mobile platform for young people to access help during tough times. Full story »
QUEENSLAND

Queensland dad has legs amputated after carbon monoxide poisoning

Jason Reynoldson, his wife Tanaya and children Jasmin and Taj.

A Queensland family has made the painful decision to have a young father’s legs amputated in order to save his life after he was poisoned by carbon monoxide.   Full story »

Qld govt to release Wolston abuse report

Queensland's health minister says he'll release as much information as possible from a report on the abuse of girls at a Brisbane mental hospital. Full story »

Treatment halts HIV transmission via sex

A large Australian study has found effective treatment halts HIV transmission among homosexual couples. Full story »

Free weight loss surgery for Qld diabetics

Queenslanders who are severely overweight or obese could benefit from life-saving gastric band surgery to be made available free of charge. Full story »

Sperm counts falling among Aust men: study

New analysis shows there's been a steady decline in sperm count over the last 40 years among men in Australia and New Zealand, Europe and North America. Full story »

Charlie Gard case to return to UK court

Lawyers representing the parents of critically ill infant Charlie Gard and Great Ormond Street Hospital are due to return to a British court. Full story »
HEALTH

How you can find out if you’re at risk of Alzheimer's disease

Melbourne-based researchers have discovered a link between elevated iron levels in the brain and mental degeneration. Full story »

SA Ambulance on board for hospital move

SA Ambulance officers have ruled out industrial action before the move to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. Full story »

Poor sugar labelling failing kids teeth

There are calls for food manufacturers to declare on their packaging how much sugar has been added to their products. Full story »

Health of mentally ill must be a priority

Australia's former chief economist is leading a push for the physical health of the mentally ill to be made a national priority. Full story »
SOUTH AUSTRALIA

‘I’ve never felt that pain before’: Adelaide Crows star Eddie Betts discharged from hospital after appendix removal

Adelaide Football Club star Eddie Betts has been discharged from hospital, after undergoing emergency surgery to remove his burst appendix. Full story »

HEALTH

‘This Girl Can’: Aussie women wanted for ad to banish fear of exercise

It was a viral campaign that inspired UK women to have no fear of being active, and now, ‘This Girl Can’ is set to launch in Australia. Full story »

HEALTH

Doctors condemn smoking marijuana while pregnant or breastfeeding

The Australian Medical Association has condemned a viral image of a mother breastfeeding while smoking marijuana. (Facebook/Instagram)

The Australian Medical Association has condemned a picture of a woman breastfeeding a small baby while smoking a bong. Full story »