Health

Wed 24 Apr 2019

Fears over ‘frightening’ rise of antidepressants

premium_icon Fears over ‘frightening’ rise of antidepressants

With three million Australians reliant on antidepressants, experts have warned of a dangerous growth in the use of pills. And there are two big reasons for the...

Tue 23 Apr 2019

Call for changes to Aldi chocolate

Call for changes to Aldi chocolate

A woman ended up in intensive care after misreading the label of an Aldi chocolate. Now there are calls for changes to the product’s packaging.

Health warning as measles confirmed on Coast

Health warning as measles confirmed on Coast

A health warning has been issued after a Sunshine Coast resident was confirmed to have contracted measles.

Woman suddenly wakes after 28 years

Woman suddenly wakes after 28 years

Munira Abdulla was left completely unresponsive when a bus rammed into her car. Now, 28 years later, she’s defied the odds.

Mother’s anguish at losing 13-year-old to suicide

premium_icon Mother’s anguish at losing 13-year-old to suicide

A mother has spoken about her anguish at losing her 13-year-old daughter to suicide and delivered a hopeful message to other young people.

Boy injured in horse accident gets boost from Berry brigade

premium_icon Boy injured in horse accident gets boost from Berry brigade

A BERRY supplier has put together a team for The Great Wheelbarrow Race that has raised over $7500 for hospitalised Yungaburra boy Joey Donald.

Mindful drinking: ‘Healthy booze’ trend skyrocketing

premium_icon Mindful drinking: ‘Healthy booze’ trend skyrocketing

Australia’s health obsession is spilling into the alcohol industry, with brands pouring lighter offerings to fight for their share of the wellness pie.

Mon 22 Apr 2019

Tributes flow for Coast man and woman after festival deaths

premium_icon Tributes flow for Coast man and woman after festival deaths

Tributes have started flowing for the young Coast man and woman who died at the popular Rabbits Eats Lettuce music .

When we lose weight, where does it go?

When we lose weight, where does it go?

THE world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales.

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference?

Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference?

PSYCHOPATH and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. And they hide among us.

Woman allegedly faked cancer to con thousands of dollars

premium_icon Woman allegedly faked cancer to con thousands of dollars

'They (doctors) found a clot in my brain and I had a seizure yesterday and died but they brought me back. I'm okay.'

'Your son is going to die today'

'Your son is going to die today'

Jody Daetz was 17 when leukaemia struck, now his mother is on a mission to help others.

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Rallying behind Romeos

Rallying behind Romeos

Community rallies behind the Romeo family after one of their children has been diagnosed with cancer

Happy news! Masturbation actually has health benefits

Happy news! Masturbation actually has health benefits

CONDUCT an Internet search for “masturbation,” and you will find hundreds, if not thousands, of slang phrases for the act.

Patients given notice as doctor shortage causes closure

premium_icon Patients given notice as doctor shortage causes closure

DOCTOR shortage has left patients at one of Bargara's only doctor surgeries a little more than a month to relocate to town or find a new doctor.

Why this battling Nambour teen has a new lease on life

premium_icon Why this battling Nambour teen has a new lease on life

A NAMBOUR mechanic and an autistic teenage boy who'd been "disengaged and bullied" in high school have formed a unique bond.

A few minutes is all it takes to save a life

A few minutes is all it takes to save a life

When Murray Sturgess received his bowel cancer kit in the mail last July he was pretty confident; this was one test he would have no trouble passing.

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Nurse sues for $230k after lifting patient

premium_icon Nurse sues for $230k after lifting patient

AN ASSISTANT nurse is suing for almost $230,000 after she injured her shoulder lifting a patient at a southern Gold Coast nursing home.

Thu 18 Apr 2019

‘My baby turned blue in my arms’

‘My baby turned blue in my arms’

THE first time Susan held her baby, she went blue and had to be revived by doctors. Two years later she calls little Carla a “miracle”.

Event shows 'deadly' choices are healthy

premium_icon Event shows 'deadly' choices are healthy

Did you attend the Proserpine Deadly Choices Community Event on Wednesday?

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