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Saturday December 1st, 2018 evening edition

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Residents of a retirement home in Brisbane, Australia, are furious over city council’s plan to build a crematorium just metres from their residence.

According to Australia’s 9News, residents of Palm Lake Resort, an age care facility, are urging the city to nix the planned furnace, saying they don’t want to be reminded of the inevitable.

“I don’t want to think if my neighbour dies that I’m watching her being burnt across the road,” resident Diane Cordaro told the news outlet.

“I know we have to have it, I realize that, but not in a built up area, take it away.”.

If approved, the crematorium will be built just 30 metres away from where the retirement village is building a second phase, which in includes a nursing home.

Wells joined the chorus of residents who say the location is insensitive.

The residents are also concerned over the history of the company that plans to operate the crematorium after the funeral director pleaded guilty in 2012 to falsifying documents about where bodies were cremated. »

Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at 94

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The nation's 41st President George H.W. Bush, who on June 12 became the first former U.S. president to turn 94, died today.

"I'm a lucky man to be named for George Bush and to be with `41' on his 94th birthday," wrote Bush, the nation's 43rd president. »

'Anti-vax' movement blamed for 30 per cent jump in measles cases worldwide

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The World Health Organization said the worrying trend of resurgent measles cases was a near global phenomenon, but the causes varied among regions.

In Europe, experts blamed the problem in part on complacency and misinformation about a vaccine proven to be both effective and safe.

Measles is a highly contagious disease, which can cause severe diarrhoea, pneumonia and vision loss and can be fatal in some cases. »

Fixing Physician Burnout Is More Than Just the Decent Thing to Do

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that run the gamut from outdated payment models and frustrating tech to a patient population plagued with chronic preventable disease.

“It is likely that burnout signs among residents and early-career physicians have detrimental associations with their work satisfaction, professional values and integrity.

Physician burnout therefore is costly for healthcare organizations and undermines a fundamental societal need for the receipt of safe care. »