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Canberra icons go red to raise awareness of haemochromatosis

Telstra Tower and the National Carillon will be glowing red tonight until Monday 7 June to raise awareness of undiagnosed iron overload disorder, otherwise known as haemochromatosis. From 1 June, over 30 well-known...

Updated: New travel restrictions after COVID case visits NSW

Anyone in the ACT who visited a NSW COVID-19 exposure site must quarantine for 14 days, ACT Health has announced today.

Are you prepared to axe your wood heater to protect the environment?

Australian science communicator Karl Kruszelnicki AM, also known as Dr Karl, says even modern wood burning stoves are big polluters.

Cancer Council ACT shares key quitting tips on World No Tobacco Day

The World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners are asking millions of tobacco users to commit to quit this World No Tobacco Day, 31 May. According to the WHO, worldwide around 780 million...

New Butt Out Boondah programs connect to culture

Butt Out Boondah has launched new education programs for tackling Indigenous smoking rates.

ACT public health emergency extended

The Public Health Emergency in the ACT has once again been extended for 90 days, until 16 August.

Next Practice Deakin: Anything but general

The Next Practice clinic is anything but a general practice, coupling purpose-built technology with genuine compassion.

Federal Budget: Health, education and social services

The Budget has the highest ever investment in education for the ACT. Also hospitals, childcare, and aged care.

What your face reveals

According to Chinese medicine, different face features tell us a story and can reveal imbalances in your wellbeing.

Shawls save lives: Encouraging Aboriginal women to get checked for breast cancer

Aboriginal women can get checked for breast cancer in style and safety, thanks to culturally appropriate shawls designed by a local artist.

Gas cooking is associated with worsening asthma in kids. But proper ventilation helps

Increasing evidence suggests cooking with gas may make asthma worse in children. However, proper use of range hoods could reduce that risk.

Organ donation to be recorded on ACT death certificates in Australian first

From today, families of organ donors will have the option to have their loved one’s donation recorded on the death register and on the donor’s death certificate.
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