Health

Wed 23 Jan 2019

Focus on Rockhampton kids not immigration, says child expert

premium_icon Focus on Rockhampton kids not immigration, says child expert

'There is a huge emphasis in Australia on issues like immigration and the environment but no one is really talking about issues in early childhood.'

Toowoomba miracle mum ready for election campaign

premium_icon Toowoomba miracle mum ready for election campaign

ALYCE Nelligan was recovering from a ground-breaking birth just a few months ago, but now she’s ready to unseat MP John McVeigh.

Heartbroken Coast mum mourns son taken too soon

premium_icon Heartbroken Coast mum mourns son taken too soon

Jake Cantarella has been remembered for his 'humble, protective' nature after he died in his sleep last week

One third of Rockhampton kids have problems

premium_icon One third of Rockhampton kids have problems

Town planners may be the key to reversing a worrying trend that is impacting the future health, development and learning outcomes of our children

Tue 22 Jan 2019

The alarming truth about male suicide

premium_icon The alarming truth about male suicide

THE phrase “toxic masculinity” has copped a lot of backlash, but it’s vital we discuss how gender roles damage men’s mental health, writes Tory Shepherd.

Liberal MP splits with premier on pill testing

premium_icon Liberal MP splits with premier on pill testing

A LIBERAL MP has been caught out advertising pill testing, directly contradicting Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s firm rejection of the policy.

What your stressful job is doing to your health

What your stressful job is doing to your health

THAT toxic job you hate could be doing far more damage than simply making you bored and stressed.

Hospital stay confusion as 'stressful as buying home'

Hospital stay confusion as 'stressful as buying home'

Going to hospital is like going to a foreign land for some patients, with medical jargon, strange noises and unfamiliar surroundings.

‘Heart baby’ families’ amazing outpour of love and courage

premium_icon ‘Heart baby’ families’ amazing outpour of love and courage

The story of baby Emily Welch’s fight for survival resonated deeply with people on social media, encouraging parents to share their own emotional stories.

'Whatever b*tch': Mum's abusive rant over breast milk

'Whatever b*tch': Mum's abusive rant over breast milk

Mum’s texts requesting breast milk donation from stranger get really weird.

Cancer charity in crisis faces staff cuts, possible shutdown

premium_icon Cancer charity in crisis faces staff cuts, possible shutdown

Iconic Sunshine Coast cancer centre will be forced to cut back on staff, patient care, or even close if urgent funding is not met to save the charity.

Obnoxious passenger’s gross demand sickens onlookers

Obnoxious passenger’s gross demand sickens onlookers

A shaken flight attendant has told how a man demanded she carry out a disgusting task as he moaned in pleasure in a plane toilet.

Shorten's hospital funding fix to grow emergency department

Shorten's hospital funding fix to grow emergency department

ALP Leader Bill Shorten has budgeted $15m to make urgent fixes to a Qld hospital's emergency department while ScoMo sat with journos for a Q&A.

Yogi helping women find passion and purpose

premium_icon Yogi helping women find passion and purpose

After years of detours, yogi Amy Lou Wilson has found peace in her passion and sharing it with others.

Cashless card to be scrapped under Labor

premium_icon Cashless card to be scrapped under Labor

THE Cashless Debit Card will be rolled back in Hinkler if Labor wins the next federal election.

CQ locals raise health issues with Federal Health Minister

premium_icon CQ locals raise health issues with Federal Health Minister

Yesterday's health forum featured a wide-ranging debate between twenty-five local attendees and Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt

Mon 21 Jan 2019

Support brave Hunter's cancer journey

premium_icon Support brave Hunter's cancer journey

Hunter Parker complained of headaches only to be prescribed antibiotics by doctors for months before a shock diagnosis changed her family's lives

Honest MP’s confession: ‘Politicians do drugs too’

Honest MP’s confession: ‘Politicians do drugs too’

AN elected Australian official has publicly admitted to using illicit drugs in her past in a bid to have a more honest debate about pill-testing.

Kids with measles unvaccinated by choice

Kids with measles unvaccinated by choice

The parents of two children with measles, who flew to Sydney from Sri Lanka prompting a health warning, had chosen not to vaccinate them.

Why paramedics ‘dread’ call-outs to music festivals

premium_icon Why paramedics ‘dread’ call-outs to music festivals

Young paramedics scarred by treating revellers who are “completely off their head” on drugs say it’s ruined the music festival experience for them. And some...

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