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'I saw the knife coming down': The day a Melbourne hospital became a battlefield

Neurosurgeon Michael Wong bears scars all over his body. More than a dozen in fact. They act as a reminder of the day he was stabbed by his own patient in a frenzy at Footscray Hospital.

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Looking for a job? Here's where you might find one

You can hit the pavement in search of a coveted full-time job, but where are you most likely to land one? The latest official data from the Bureau of Statistics shows the healthcare sector is your best bet.

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Autism body calls for more resources to support students on the spectrum

While many people have expressed anger over One Nation senator Pauline Hanson's remarks about children with autism, ...

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Game of Toblerones: TV binging leads to snacking, bad health, study finds

Want to binge watch Game of Thrones ahead of season seven next month? Well, a new study has found excessive TV watching ...

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Hanson stands by disability remarks, lashes out at 'political point-scoring'

Amid intense criticism, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson refuses to apologise for saying students with disabilities ...

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Michael Wong reflects on stabbing

Dr Michael Wong reflects on the day he was stabbed while at work at Footscray Hospital and the bigger issue of patient ...

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NZ Pacific chef wins prestigious Kea Award

New Zealand Pacific chef Robert Oliver has won a prestigious award for his contribution to the culinary industry, through the promotion of Pacific culture.

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Long-haul flights under spotlight as researchers seek tips for beating jet lag

It may not be a silver bullet for jet lag, but a new research project between Qantas and The University of Sydney hopes to find the secret to coping with long-haul flights, looking at everything from onboard lighting to the spices in food.

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Brisbane restaurant fined over dodgy mayonnaise that sickened 29 people

A Brisbane restaurant that unknowingly used eggs containing salmonella to make mayonnaise, causing 29 people to fall ill, is fined $37,000.

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Think it's just young people facing a housing crisis? Think again

It's well known younger people are struggling to buy their first home, but experts are also warning of a "significant ...

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Feeling euphoric on a low-carb diet?

Some people on very low-carb diets say they feel euphoric, have clear minds and lose their appetite. Here's why. ...

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When your heart runs a marathon without your body

What do you do when your heart is racing at what feels like a million miles an hour? The answer, for some, is to lie on your back, with legs in the air, and blow hard.

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Concerns kids stunting could have major economic and social impacts for PNG

Researchers are warning that terrible rates of childhood malnutrition could cripple Papua New Guinea's future economic growth.

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Men who lived in Mr Fluffy homes more likely to contract deadly cancer: study

Men who lived in Mr Fluffy houses in the ACT are at increased risk of contracting the deadly cancer mesothelioma than ...

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How love, support and exercise can help you cope with trauma

We asked you how you coped after a traumatic event, whether it be an accident, injury or death in the family. These are ...

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Obsessive compulsive disorder explained

When people think of OCD, they often imagine someone engaging in repetitive handwashing. But there's more to the ...

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Amputee volunteer gives prosthetics students a leg-up

Mandy McCracken lost her hands and feet in 2014; now she's volunteering her time to train the next generation of ...

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Breast cancer study sheds light on genetic risks

New research paints a clearer picture than ever before of the risk of breast cancer for carriers of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 ...

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Does locking the doors at a nursing home really keep residents safer?

Even though it is standard procedure to keep nursing home doors locked to keep residents safe, experts say there is no evidence to support the practice, which may in fact be leaving residents stressed.

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Abortion laws making it harder for women to escape domestic violence, expert warns

Pregnant women in violent relationships are being further victimised by laws that criminalise abortion in some parts of Australia, doctors and health experts say.

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One mother's fight for 'life-changing' narcolepsy drug

Lucas Jose was 18 years old and required a minimum of 20 hours of sleep in order to function. That was, until his mother launched a successful fight to make an effective drug available in Australia. ...

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