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Treatment for mesothelioma gets new hope

mesotheliomaAccording to scientists in Sydney they have discovered something which can pave the way for an advanced treatment for people who suffer from the fatal asbestos related disease called mesothelioma.

The researchers from the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute said that they have found a “tumour marker” which could help medical experts to develop a new and improved treatment for patients of mesothelioma.

Aged Care Mistreatment Will Be Investigated, Says Federal Government

The recent allegation on the nursing homes of “mistreating” aged people will be investigated stated the federal Government says.

Qantas Lands Safely at Sydney Airport after Experiencing Engine Failure

Qantas Lands Safely at Sydney Airport after Experiencing Engine FailureA Qantas passenger plane had a safe landing at Sydney Airport after it encountered major engine problems shortly after it became airborne from Singapore.

The Boeing 747 encountered mechanical problems affecting one of the plane's engines.

Westmead Hospital Accused of Delay of 17 months in Neurosurgeries

Westmead Hospital Accused of Delay of 17 months in Neurosurgeries

Westmead, Sydney's most prominent hospital has been accused of making patients wait for 17 months for surgeries related to brain and spinal cord by the New South Wales Opposition.

Jillian Skinner, Spokeswoman of the Opposition said that 200 or more patients have been made to wait for neurosurgery at Westmead Hospital while only 10% received dates for surgery.

Citing the reason for this delay, Ms Skinner told that the neurosurgeons are agitated on the issue of less time given to them to operate. She said,

Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade – a glitzy and glamorous “political march”

Lesbian Mardi Gras ParadeThe Australian annual ‘Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade’ on Saturday witnessed tens and thousands of people dancing and carousing their way through the streets of Sydney – some attired in classy costumes; while others ‘clothed’ merely in body paint and barest-minimum leaves.

Placebo has positive impact on patients

An Australian study stated that for patients apart from medicines, their doctor’s warmth was also important.

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