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Swine Flu: Confirmed Cases Hit 44 - Australia
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, swine flu, H1N1, flu, queensland, victoria, children, adults, health, nsw, sa )

- 3703 days ago -
The number of swine flu cases in Australia has risen to 44, with eight more Victorians confirmed as having the virus and Queensland recording a further five positives. The latest confirmed cases are a 32-year-old man and seven children aged between six
Melbourne Woman Has Spent 60 Years in Iron Lung - Australia
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, victoria, melbourne, polio, iron lung, dog, aid dog, angel, woman, friends )

- 3753 days ago -
BEING locked in an iron lung since 1949 has not stopped June Middleton from making friends. They packed Yooralla's Ventilator Accommodation Support Service in Thornbury Sunday to help her mark a remarkable 60 years spent in the machine that enables her to
Whooping Cough Epidemic Fears - Australia
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, queensland, victoria, nsw, whooping cough, epidemic, health, medical, doctors )

- 3779 days ago -
Queensland is due for a whooping cough epidemic similar to those sweeping through NSW and Victoria medical experts have warned. Christine Selvey, Queensland Health's communicable disease branch senior director, said there were 2254 cases of whooping cough
Royal Children's Hospital Red Tape Denies Dying Boy Nathan Garcia a Chance - Victoria, Australia
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, victoria, heart, surgery, scoliosis, child, surgeons, operation, risks, treatment )

- 3888 days ago -
A SIX-year-old boy with only half a heart is dying as red tape prevents Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital surgeons giving him an operation and a chance to save his life. As well as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Nathan Garcia suffers from scoliosis
Conjoined Twins Separation Begins - Australia
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, victoria, melbourne, health, children, conjoined twins, ttwins, bangladesh, surgery )

- 4203 days ago -
Two orphaned one-year-old girls conjoined at the head have survived the first stage of complex surgery in Melbourne to separate them. Twin one-year-old girls Trishna and Krishna were rescued from an orphanage in Bangladesh and brought to Australia for lif
Paramedics Blame Ice for Drain on Resources - Victoria - Australia
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, victoria, paramedics, hospitals, methamphetamine, ice, ovedose, drugs )

- 4213 days ago -
THE drug ice, or methamphetamine, caused havoc in the past year, endangering the lives of thousands of young Victorians and placing a strain on emergency services' resources. Ambulance paramedics treated more than 500 amphetamine-related cases in 2007,
Dead Residents Infected With Salmonella
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, food-safety, nursinghome, deaths, victoria, australia )

- 4475 days ago -
AT LEAST three residents struck down with gastroenteritis at a Melbourne nursing home were infected with salmonella, despite denials of a food poisoning outbreak.

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