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Ambulance four-wheel-drive vehicle driving on beach with surf in background on Fraser Island.

The weird reasons people dial triple-0, and what it means for the rest of us

When would you call triple-0 for an ambulance? When a fall results in a nasty fracture? Concern that labour is ...
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Dry July: What you might learn from a month without booze

Dry July: What you might learn from a month without booze

It's July 1, which means we're a third of the way through winter, halfway through the year and one day ...
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I took 57 painkillers a day to get high!

I took 57 painkillers a day to get high!

In December 2017 British woman Laura Plummer was jailed for three years for bringing 300 Tramadol painkiller tablets into Egypt ...
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How out-of-pocket medical costs can get out of control

How out-of-pocket medical costs can get out of control

If you've seen a specialist in the private health sector, you'll likely know the pain of out-of-pocket or "gap" costs ...
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Teenagers jumping from Glenelg jetty, South Australia

Sprains, breaks and spinal injuries: The risk of leaping before you look

Related Story: Spinal injury warning to beach-goers who take risky leaps into water Related Story: Jetty jumping warning reissued after ...
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Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?

Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?

Water-resistant sunscreen products work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, a consumer group has warned ...
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It's Osteopathy Awareness Week on 15-21 April

It’s Osteopathy Awareness Week on 15-21 April

Osteopathy Australia is encouraging the nation to investigate better ways to prevent and manage sports injury during Osteopathy Awareness Week ...
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Give it a Go!

Give it a Go!

Inspiring Aussies to give it a go As the Commonwealth Games draw to a close, Aussies are inspired to venture ...
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Stan Grant

We can close the gap & I’m proof of that

Here is a little truth we haven't heard much about this week: We know how to close the gap. Hundreds ...
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A burger and chips on a plate.

Why having a healthy weight shouldn’t make eating junk food okay

Related Story: Don't buy snacks with a nutrition panel and other tips for healthy lunchboxes Related Story: Junk foods make ...
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Health posters show the fine art of persuasion

Health posters show the fine art of persuasion

Don't be a dumbo, eat healthy Elephants never forget their greens, and nor should you. At least, that's the message ...
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Does vinegar really kill household germs?

Does vinegar really kill household germs?

Looking for a cheap and green alternative to the cleaning products on supermarket shelves? Plenty of people swear by vinegar ...
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