Health

Wed 13 Nov 2019

New warnings as air quality plummets

premium_icon New warnings as air quality plummets

Parents are being urged to keep asthmatic children home and tradies should wear protective masks as another thick smoke haze is expected to blanket the southeast.

For Cody: Frightful night raises funds for little battler

premium_icon For Cody: Frightful night raises funds for little battler

Whitsunday resort raises thousands for brave 11-year-old boy.

Mum, pregnant with cervical cancer issues heartfelt warning

premium_icon Mum, pregnant with cervical cancer issues heartfelt warning

Mother of two fighting a secondary cervical cancer diagnosis reminds women to take five minutes to make their checks.

Tue 12 Nov 2019

The ‘real culprit’ behind nursing home disgrace

premium_icon The ‘real culprit’ behind nursing home disgrace

Queensland’s Health Minister has come out swinging after a “damning” report laid bare problems at a Gold Coast aged-care facility.

Asthma warning as smoky haze blankets NSW

Asthma warning as smoky haze blankets NSW

Smoky skies are set to blanket Sydney tomorrow as severe bushfires continue, sparking health warnings for those respiratory conditions.

Joy and hope for women living with mental illness

premium_icon Joy and hope for women living with mental illness

An extraordinary idea is helping to heal the lives of women living with mental illness.

Prostate cancer patients suffer in silence

premium_icon Prostate cancer patients suffer in silence

The first ever 10-year study of Australian men affected by prostate cancer has found many have long-term impairments to quality of life, sparking a call by experts...

'Healthy' foods tricking Aussie shoppers

'Healthy' foods tricking Aussie shoppers

Consumer group Choice has called for the Health Star Rating system to be used for all products, saying people are being tricked by 'healthy' unrated products.

Nursing home slammed over ‘deplorable’ treatment

premium_icon Nursing home slammed over ‘deplorable’ treatment

An inquiry into a Gold Coast nursing home has found damning evidence that “high levels of chemical and physical restraints” were used on elderly residents.

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Premier’s warns employers 'work outdoors a risk' for staff

premium_icon Premier’s warns employers 'work outdoors a risk' for staff

The Queensland Premier wants employers to look after their staff as bushfire smoke smothers parts of the state. THIS IS WHERE AIR QUALITY IS WORST

Ambos push for pill testing at festivals

premium_icon Ambos push for pill testing at festivals

Paramedics have a “halfway” solution to the pill testing debate that would see revellers alerted via text messages about dangerous substances.

It costs $100 a day to keep our baby alive

It costs $100 a day to keep our baby alive

Eve Doherty's rare disorder has her family scrambling to find the money to keep her breathing. She suffers from a one-in-a-million genetic condition.

Top cop slams idea of pill testing at music festivals

premium_icon Top cop slams idea of pill testing at music festivals

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has sensationally slammed the idea of pill testing at music festivals saying it creates a “false confidence” among drug users.

Don’t use Facebook to report fire

Don’t use Facebook to report fire

Emergency services took to Facebook to remind residents to phone 000 if there is a fire, rather than through social media, where you cannot be helped.

Troubling trend in state’s diabetes crisis

premium_icon Troubling trend in state’s diabetes crisis

Queensland’s diabetes toll keeps rising, and it’s one aspect of the trend that is the most concerning to health authorities.

TV star ‘brutally’ fat-shamed on celeb site

TV star ‘brutally’ fat-shamed on celeb site

A TV journalist who discovered shirtless photos of himself plastered all over a fat-shaming website now boasts an impressive six-pack.

Victims of violence left with  nowhere to turn

premium_icon Victims of violence left with nowhere to turn

Families escaping domestic violence are being forced to sleep rough with refuge housing at crisis point.

The cancer prediction we’ve been getting wrong

premium_icon The cancer prediction we’ve been getting wrong

Everything we thought we knew about the risk of cancer has been turned on its head by the latest findings — and it means a rethink going forward.

Sun 10 Nov 2019

FIRE UPDATE MONDAY: Leave now Adelaide Park

FIRE UPDATE MONDAY: Leave now Adelaide Park

Fire continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary.

Tragic prognosis: six-year-old with golf ball sized tumours

premium_icon Tragic prognosis: six-year-old with golf ball sized tumours

Friends and family have rallied to help a six-year-old Redbank Plains boy who has been given a grim prognosis by Brisbane cancer specialists.

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