Diagnosed with MS at 17, young woman finds solace in painting

Diagnosed with MS at 17, young woman finds solace in painting

Updated August 02, 2017 22:42:51 Photo: A piece by Caitlin Martin, who is studying art at the University of Newcastle. (ABC News: Ginny Stein) For five years, Caitlin Martin struggled to work out what was wrong with her. Crippling headaches that stayed with her for weeks at a time; fatigue so bad she struggled to get out of bed. Then there was the pain of being dismissed by a succession of doctors who were baffled at best, and dismissive at worst. “It made you feel so helpless and hopeless,” Caitlin,…

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Are gay people closer to being able to get married?

Are gay people closer to being able to get married?

Posted August 02, 2017 19:35:03 There are enough supporters of same-sex marriage in Parliament to change the law if Coalition MPs were allowed to vote according to their conscience. But the political hurdles along the way to changing the law amount to more than just numbers. Are gay people closer to being able to get married? Labor, the Greens and some crossbenchers want that vote to happen immediately. But a vote is unlikely soon because at the last election, the Coalition promised to have a plebiscite — or a national…

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Adelaide specialists 'protective' of lucrative incomes, coroner told

Adelaide specialists 'protective' of lucrative incomes, coroner told

Posted August 03, 2017 06:46:23 An inquest into two men’s hospital deaths has heard of “poisonous relationships” between Adelaide specialists, who might have been protective of their lucrative incomes. Patients Michael John Russell, 60, and Leslie Robert Graham, 87, arrived at the Royal Adelaide Hospital on the same day back in April, each having suffered a stroke and needing emergency treatment. On Wednesday the coroner heard leave had been granted for both the hospital’s interventional neuroradiologists, Rebecca Scroop and James Taylor, with one overseas and the other fishing, south of…

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Minnesota school building collapses after explosion

Minnesota school building collapses after explosion

One witness said two men yelled “gas!” shortly before the blast. Fire crews were searching for possible victims in the debris at the private school, officials said. Minnehaha Academy said all of its summer-program students and staff were accounted for and safe. An individual believed to be missing was later found outside the area, officials said. Three of the hospitalized were in critical condition and four were in serious condition, said Dr. James Miner of Hennepin County Medical Center. All are adults. The patients had fractures and head injuries, but…

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This could change Triple J’s Hottest 100

This could change Triple J’s Hottest 100

TRIPLE J is polling listeners about potentially moving the Hottest 100 countdown from January 26. The radio station has faced a growing backlash from listeners who see Australia Day as ‘invasion day’ and would like the iconic countdown to move to a more inclusive and less controversial date. The poll follows the station spending the past 10 months “consulting with a range of people, musicians, community leaders and representative groups on their opinions of Australia Day and the implications of holding the Hottest 100 on that day.” The poll —…

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