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Even a low-quality kidney transplant better for patients than dialysis

Even a low-quality kidney transplant better for patients than dialysis

Research suggests patients are better off accepting a low quality kidney transplant rather than remaining on dialysis and waiting for a better quality one.

  • by Stuart Layt

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The pill causes clots too. Why no outrage?

The pill causes clots too. Why no outrage?

Blood clots linked to the pill are a significant side effect that women are expected to live with.

  • by Gabriela Fowler
Eighty assaults in WA hotel quarantine which lacks singular workplace culture

Eighty assaults in WA hotel quarantine which lacks singular workplace culture

About 80 assaults have occured in Western Australia’s hotel quarantine system which lacks a singular workplace culture across its multiple sites, a review has found.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
WA almost back to full capacity with sweeping changes to COVID-19 rules

WA almost back to full capacity with sweeping changes to COVID-19 rules

Sports stadiums, theatres, and places of worship will be back to 100 per cent capacity and New Zealanders allowed to enter WA without quarantining.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Nurses put forward 10-point plan to fix Perth Children’s Hospital ED

Nurses put forward 10-point plan to fix Perth Children’s Hospital ED

The nurses’ union has issued a plan to address the strain on Perth Children’s Hospital following the death of a seven-year-old girl who waited two hours before getting treatment.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
‘It’s like we don’t exist’: Aged care workers denied second Pfizer shot

‘It’s like we don’t exist’: Aged care workers denied second Pfizer shot

Health staff who received Pfizer vaccines to stop doses being wasted have been turned away when they attempt to get their second jabs for full protection against coronavirus.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
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WA Health Minister wary of ‘bunny-hoppers’ in NZ travel bubble

WA Health Minister wary of ‘bunny-hoppers’ in NZ travel bubble

Roger Cook says he does not want to see people using New Zealand to ‘bunny-hop’ into Australia as WA weighs up how to approach the trans-Tasman travel bubble.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Our vaccine rollout is a disaster – here’s how to fix it

Our vaccine rollout is a disaster – here’s how to fix it

We’ve delivered a jab to only about 2 per cent of Australians, while Britain and the US are at 46 per cent and 30 per cent. There’s simply no time left to waste to get this right.

  • by Steven Hamilton and Richard Holden
Paracetamol may be no better than a placebo in many cases

Paracetamol may be no better than a placebo in many cases

A review of paracetamol for 44 common pain conditions found no strong evidence to support its use in many instances.

  • by Harriet Alexander
Emergencies mean public hospitals can’t tackle elective surgery backlog
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Emergencies mean public hospitals can’t tackle elective surgery backlog

Public hospitals inundated with rising numbers of patients needing emergency surgeries are relying on private hospitals to clear their COVID-induced backlog of elective operations.

  • by Mary Ward
As COVID-19 leaks into the community again, what are the gaps in the system?

As COVID-19 leaks into the community again, what are the gaps in the system?

Today on Please Explain, Nathanael Cooper is joined by Mary Ward to discuss how Australia is now dealing with the pandemic after vaccine rollout delays and new outbreaks.

  • by Nathanael Cooper