Health

Fri 24 May 2019

Big myth around the flu shot

Big myth around the flu shot

LAST year 50 per cent of Aussies said they weren’t planning on getting the flu vaccine.

Dengue all the buzz in Rocky suburb as word of virus spreads

premium_icon Dengue all the buzz in Rocky suburb as word of virus spreads

Residents react to dengue fever diagnosis in their streets as health authorities comb the area

Fraser Island tour company in hot water over injury claim

premium_icon Fraser Island tour company in hot water over injury claim

A well-known Fraser Island tour company has defended its reputation in the wake of allegations a Hervey Bay woman broke her back on one of its bus trips

Dengue fever checks being conducted in North Rocky suburb

Dengue fever checks being conducted in North Rocky suburb

10.45AM: The suburb where authorities are doing dengue fever checks and door knocking has been revealed

Thu 23 May 2019

'Serious': Man rushed to hospital after near-drowning

premium_icon 'Serious': Man rushed to hospital after near-drowning

Passersby at Noosa National Park were involved in the rescue of an elderly man, pulled from the surf at the notorious Dolphin Point.

‘My mum’s cancer shouldn’t have been a death sentence’

‘My mum’s cancer shouldn’t have been a death sentence’

She was 59, healthy and spent her adult life caring for others as a nurse. She knew what awaited her and she hid it from us, writes Bachelorette Georgia Love.

Mum admits murdering her baby

Mum admits murdering her baby

A young WA mother has pleaded guilty to murdering her four-month-old baby girl.

You won't believe how much parental leave Bundy Rum staff get

premium_icon You won't believe how much parental leave Bundy Rum staff get...

BUNDABERG Rum Distillery employees are set to get some of the best parental leave conditions in the country.

Cyclist's foot run over by garbage truck in Nth Rockhampton

premium_icon Cyclist's foot run over by garbage truck in Nth Rockhampton

The woman sustained injuries after having her foot run over by garbage truck

From raising funds to helping the vulnerable

premium_icon From raising funds to helping the vulnerable

Former Black Dog Ball committee member is now a suicide prevention trainer

Helping save lives through early conversation

premium_icon Helping save lives through early conversation

New program presents tools to help prevent suicide

Weak vaccine blamed for surge of flu cases

premium_icon Weak vaccine blamed for surge of flu cases

An almost 50 per cent jump in people clogging up hospitals with illnesses that could have been prevented is being blamed on a surge of influenza cases and a weak...

Couple face losing their 50 nights’ sleep a year

premium_icon Couple face losing their 50 nights’ sleep a year

A Queensland couple caring for their extremely disabled adult son fear they will soon lose access to occasional breaks under the National Disability Insurance...

Cure for obesity: Stop eating (during these hours)

premium_icon Cure for obesity: Stop eating (during these hours)

Going hungry over a certain period each day can help protect against the risks of a high-fat, high-sugar diet, a study has found.

Wed 22 May 2019

Male nurse barred from practising for six years

premium_icon Male nurse barred from practising for six years

He was found not guilty of sexual offences against women in three separate trials but this male nurse has been barred from applying for registration.

Daughter pleads for mum’s ‘last hope’

premium_icon Daughter pleads for mum’s ‘last hope’

THIS Queensland woman has already beaten cancer, many times - this is her last hope and she needs your help.

Black lung: Mines minister clears the air about x-rays

premium_icon Black lung: Mines minister clears the air about x-rays

1.30pm: THE Queensland Mines minister has cleared the air over x-rays for miners to check for black lung disease.

Vaccine warning as kids die of flu

Vaccine warning as kids die of flu

Authorities have made an urgent call on the flu vaccine after 26 people, including three children, have died in Victoria alone.

30 second autism brain test breakthrough

premium_icon 30 second autism brain test breakthrough

Scientists have taken the first step in developing a breakthrough autism diagnosis test that would cancel out lengthy sessions with clinicians.

Family devastated after bullying drove man to take his life

premium_icon Family devastated after bullying drove man to take his life

The last words Sunshine Coast student Lloyd Copper shared with his loved ones truly captured the kindness of his soul.

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