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Samantha Armytage's advice on mammograms was misguided - 24 Feb 2018 at 8:11am - By the time Armytage received her false positive result - an all-clear after being called back for more tests when an area of concern was found on her right breast - she was moving beyond BreastScreen’s targeted call for women to start mammograms at 50, by suggesting women start at 40 instead. But her misguided advice on breast screening ignores vast amounts of independent medical research about the downsides of cancer screening tests.
Scientists film real-time footage inside a human cell - 24 Feb 2018 at 8:02am - Under the microscope, they look like little red bubbles, swelling with green slime. The bubbles stretch, and then burst in a shower of goo.
Superquiz and Target, Sunday February 25 - 24 Feb 2018 at 8:01am - Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
Terminal cancer patient denied access to life-extending chemo drug - 24 Feb 2018 at 8:00am - A chemo drug called Velcade made Dan Gaffney's terminal cancer better, and pain free, but now his access to the drug has ended.
Murder, she joked: psychologist censured over inappropriate texts - 24 Feb 2018 at 7:13am - Dr Elise Lowick blurred boundaries in a series of text messages sent to a teenage client over a fortnight.
Transfield feared riots over mould at Nauru centre: leaked emails - 24 Feb 2018 at 6:55am - Detention centre operator was worried about asylum seekers potentially rioting as it looked to remove mould from inside tents in Nauru, leaked emails show.
Sydney's top private schools reveal extravagant new building plans - 24 Feb 2018 at 5:20am - A $25 million library designed to look like a Scottish castle is just one of the extravagant new features planned for Sydney's elite private schools.
Donald Trump announces newest US warship to be named after Canberra - 23 Feb 2018 at 7:56pm - Trump may have mispronounced the Australian capital, but it will name the US navy's new warship.
Rebecca White: The politician who wants to remove pokies from pubs and clubs - 23 Feb 2018 at 8:15am - Labor leader Rebecca White has picked a fight with the biggest opponent she could have found in Tasmania.
Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday February 24 - 23 Feb 2018 at 8:01am - Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
Student drug education 'should not be a half an hour school lesson' - 23 Feb 2018 at 2:54am - There are calls for better drug education in schools, as police continue investigations into the overdose of seven Gold Coast high school students.
Simple genetic test can avoid tragedy - and should form part of all preconcep... - 22 Feb 2018 at 10:55pm - Rachael had myriad tests when pregnant - but she was never offered one that should be routine.
You can adopt a pet for $29 this weekend - and RSPCA ACT has already run out ... - 22 Feb 2018 at 8:35pm - As if you needed an excuse.
How Hobart became a mainlander’s dream - 22 Feb 2018 at 6:52pm - In Tasmania's capital, outsiders are buying boltholes, developers are circling and tourism is soaring. But not everyone's benefiting from the city's boom.
Spike in calls to sex assault helplines as uni O-weeks begin - 22 Feb 2018 at 2:56pm - Advocacy groups have demanded an independent taskforce to increase transparency on universities' responses to sexual violence complaints.
Target and superquiz, Friday, February 23 - 22 Feb 2018 at 8:01am - Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
$13m recycling rescue package announced, but rates will rise - 22 Feb 2018 at 8:01am - The state government has pledged $13 million to help local councils cope following a ban by China.
I'm a rarity: a 29-year-old male and still a practising Catholic - 22 Feb 2018 at 7:46am - To be a believer is to go against the norm; going to church is deemed unusual; and professing a faith in a supposedly archaic institution is illogical.
Inquest probes 'shocking' incident involving disabled woman - 22 Feb 2018 at 4:34am - Sarah Hammoud died aged just 22. The coroner is investigating if her death could have been prevented.
Piccoli has shifted the blame for Australia's educational decline to parents ... - 22 Feb 2018 at 4:19am - Not every student from a non-English speaking background does well at school. And just because you value sport as a parent, it doesn't mean you see education as less important for your child.
Why I won't take Kochie’s advice on prostate cancer screening - 21 Feb 2018 at 11:19pm - Having researched screening programs, I have never had, and never will have, a PSA test. A lot of my medical colleagues feel the same way.
Peter Dutton confirms Israel helped Australia stop 'airliner terror attack' - 21 Feb 2018 at 10:37pm - The Prime Minister said this was one of many such actions that Israel has done "to prevent terrorism around the world".
NSW Police accused of holding 'illegal' training on unapproved shooting range - 21 Feb 2018 at 3:04pm - EDO says NSW police held unlawful training on an unlicensed shooting range still waiting approval near Goulburn.
New Zealand PM urged to expand royal commission over St John of God child-sex... - 21 Feb 2018 at 11:00am - Australian victims of notorious St John of God Brother Bernard McGrath have urged New Zealand's Prime Minister to include churches in a child abuse royal commission.
Editorial cartoon - 21 Feb 2018 at 8:01am - The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of the Fairfax cartoonists.
Target and superquiz, Thursday, February 22 - 21 Feb 2018 at 8:01am - Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
Company behind botched medical exam has track record of failure - 21 Feb 2018 at 8:01am - The education-testing company behind a bungled exam that left 1200 trainee doctors distraught this week has a well-documented history of stuff-ups.
Computer glitch in hardest exam of your life is unforgivable - 21 Feb 2018 at 2:04am - It’s hard to explain to someone outside the medical field what this examination means to those who sit it.
Tasmanian bus driver found guilty over crash that killed Queensland policewoman - 21 Feb 2018 at 1:53am - The driver of a Tasmanian bus which fatally struck an off-duty Queensland policewoman has been found guilty of negligent driving causing death.
Lax vaxing blamed as virus which can kill nine out of 10 cats returns - 20 Feb 2018 at 11:29pm - It was wiped out but a fatal feline virus is having a comeback, killing hundreds of Australian cats and kittens over the past few years.