Hobart doctors hit out over 'absurd' claims in patient death audit row

Hobart doctors hit out over 'absurd' claims in patient death audit row

Posted July 22, 2017 09:55:16 A bitter dispute between senior clinicians and management at the Royal Hobart Hospital over patient safety has intensified. Doctors say they have been misrepresented by health bureaucrats in a conflict over an audit into patient deaths. Senior doctors tried to audit unexpected deaths at the Royal Hobart Hospital earlier this year but claim their attempts were blocked. It followed concern that a lack of beds was leading to more patient deaths. The Tasmanian Health Service (THS) claims doctors abandoned the audit because it did not…

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Charlie Gard's parents yell, cry and storm out of court again

Charlie Gard's parents yell, cry and storm out of court again

Story highlights Charlie Gard’s dad yelled “evil” in court before storming out Friday The next hearing in the case is scheduled for Tuesday After the hospital’s lawyer, Katie Gollop, told a judge what doctors thought of results from new scans of Charlie’s brain, the baby’s mother, Connie Yates, burst into tears, and his father, Chris Gard, yelled “evil,” according to the association. The judge is considering new information on the 11-month-old, who was born with a rare genetic disorder called mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. He is unable to breathe or…

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Mattis on Afghanistan troops decision: 'We are working to get it right'

Mattis on Afghanistan troops decision: 'We are working to get it right'

Mattis had said on several previous occasions that a decision would come by mid-July. When asked by reporters if the delay is because of political issues, he replied: “I hope it’s a political decision. You fight wars for a reason.” Mattis added, “once you get the policy right then you have to get the strategy right.” Mattis insisted that there is no stalemate in Afghanistan. “It’s not like we just stalled out here … We have changed what we’re doing. But I have not used the authority that has been…

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Animal-centred science and technology take great new strides

Animal-centred science and technology take great new strides

Posted July 22, 2017 07:00:00 Dogs that can communicate via their leads could be just one part of the mooted future for our pets, as the convergence of animals and technology bounds ahead. At North Carolina State University, scientists have been working on a smart harness for dogs to improve human-animal communication. “We have computing devices and sensors we put on the dog, which monitor what the dog is doing,” says David Roberts, an associate professor of computer science and machine learning at the university. “Using wireless communications we are…

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NT tourism ads roast Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney

NT tourism ads roast Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney

Updated July 21, 2017 20:00:15 External Link: Warning, explicit language and adult content. Tourism NT advertisement. People from Sydney are pretentious. In Adelaide, they are so cold they need to wear a quilt to go out. In Melbourne there are filthy beaches and people drinking coffee out of avocados. These are the facts — if you believe Tourism NT’s latest advertising campaign, which aims to lure more young people to the Northern Territory. The $660,000 “Get out of the state you are in” campaign was launched on Friday, starring comedians…

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