• A small number of children with drug-resistant epilepsy will soon be able to access a new cannabis-based drug, “Epidolex,” in New South Wales which is showing promise in relieving the symptoms.
• When the doctor told Stuart Matchett he had a rare cancer he did not hear much else afterwards. It is this dilemma faced by so many cancer patients that Rare Cancers Australia is trying to solve. The charity has just released a new free mobile phone app called “Can.Recall.”
• The Mater Private Hospital in Brisbane has confirmed a patient has tested positive for Legionella bacteria infection. The Mater said it was unknown if the infection was acquired at the hospital and it was working with independent agencies to determine the source of the deadly infection.