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Thursday 20th July 2017


  • Page 5 - Jogger’s bones stronger by the minute.  JOGGING for just 60 seconds a day can strengthen bones, a study has found.

    Page 5 - T-cell fight on cancers pushing boundaries. CANCER researchers have found a drug capable of boosting the power of a promising new class of treatment that reprograms the body’s own immune cells to fight cancer.

    Page 9 - HOBART will soon boast Australia’s first purpose-built dementia village — a safe place where those suffering from the disease can live in a “small town” complete with streets, a supermarket, cinema, cafe, beauty salon and gardens.

    Page 16 - Cannabis licence ticked.  TASMANIA is shaping up to become a leader in the production of medicinal cannabis products, with another company securing a licence from the State Government to grow the plant and manufacture pharmaceuticals.


    Page 6 - 'Minister warned on LGH'.  The Tasmanian Health Service says the influenza A outbreak on ward 6D at the Launceston General Hospital is improving.  ONLINE

    Page 13 - Study links influenza to brain disease in kids.  Influenza has been linked to a deadly brain disease in Australian children, prompting calls for a universal flu vaccination program for the very young.


    Page 11 - Study links influenza to brain disease in kids.  Influenza has been linked to a deadly brain disease in Australian children, prompting calls for a universal flu vaccination program for the very young.

Wednesday 19th July 2017


  • Page 8 - Therapy gives hope for cancer.  A CANCER treatment that genetically alters immune cells has shown success in 71 per cent of adults with the most common form of leukaemia, and for whom other medicines had failed.


    Page 3 - Patients admitted to ward.  Health unions say the Launceston General Hospital has reached crisis point, with patients waiting up to four days to be moved to acute wards.  ONLINE

    Page 5 - Students make impact with birth kits.  There was a strong sense of purpose at Launceston Clinical School on Tuesday night as more than 40 Launcestonians gathered to assemble birthing kits for women in developing countries.   ONLINE

    Page 10 - Learning dental skills.  General Practice Training Tasmania registrars sunk their teeth into some dentistry in Launceston on Tuesday, learning how to deal with oral health issues on the job.


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