Health

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Doctors puzzled by teen’s lung failure

Doctors puzzled by teen’s lung failure

Doctors “lost sleep” over the poor health of a teenager who had been vomiting everywhere and didn’t return any positive test results.

Baby dies of meningococcal disease

premium_icon Baby dies of meningococcal disease

A baby who died of meningococcal disease is one of three young children diagnosed with the bacterial infection in the state’s north-west in recent weeks.

Farming suicides the painful cost of CQ's worsening drought

premium_icon Farming suicides the painful cost of CQ's worsening drought

Rural industry insider knows five families who have lost loved ones since Christmas

Fri 23 Aug 2019

New treatment for Australia’s deadliest cancer

premium_icon New treatment for Australia’s deadliest cancer

A powerful new combination treatment for Australia’s deadliest cancer has been approved for subsidy in a move that could dramatically extend the lifespan of lung...

Why conservative voters are healthier

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People who vote for the Coalition are more likely to take the stairs than Labor voters. This is why conservative voters could be generally more healthy.

Man’s horror diagnosis at age 22

Man’s horror diagnosis at age 22

When Abhi Malik found a small sore on his tongue, he thought he’d probably just bitten himself. Weeks later, doctors found an aggressive tumour.

How a ‘naughty dog’ is helping anxious kids

premium_icon How a ‘naughty dog’ is helping anxious kids

How a naughty Hungarian Vizsla inspired a leading psychologist to consider this alternative way to help children suffering from anxiety.

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Terrifying find in woman’s ‘spot’

Terrifying find in woman’s ‘spot’

Jade Offord never thought anything much of the tiny spot that randomly appeared on her left arm — until it suddenly began to change.

’Vomit on my plate’: Hospital food horror stories revealed

premium_icon ’Vomit on my plate’: Hospital food horror stories revealed

Patients have shared photos of nightmare meals they’ve been served while in hospitals across NSW after a breastfeeding mum was given an mystery slab of meat.

Incredible new feature on lifesaving drone

premium_icon Incredible new feature on lifesaving drone

A MAJOR drawback which plagued surf lifesaving drones has finally been fixed, with a new model wowing audiences when it was unveiled on the Gold Coast today.

Stab to the neck ‘had a positive impact’ on victim

premium_icon Stab to the neck ‘had a positive impact’ on victim

A Gold Coast man stabbed in the neck by a former teacher has told a court it was one of the best things that had happened to him.

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Surprising 20km Medicare rule you need to know

Surprising 20km Medicare rule you need to know

A DANGEROUS assumption about Medicare is costing Australian holiday-makers thousands. Here’s where they’re getting caught out.

Heart Foundation’s shock new diet rules

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The Heart Foundation has some good and bad news in its revamped dietary rules. And the new guidelines on what you can and can’t eat will surprise many.

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Scott stroke leaves Cowboys in shock

premium_icon Scott stroke leaves Cowboys in shock

Retiring North Queensland legend Matt Scott has been hospitalised after suffering a mild stroke on Sunday.

Pete Evans’ crazy new claims

Pete Evans’ crazy new claims

He’s said sunscreen is toxic and promoted a dangerous baby broth, now celebrity chef Pete Evans is at it again with his strangest claim yet.

‘Terrible tragedy’: Home And Away actor found dead

premium_icon ‘Terrible tragedy’: Home And Away actor found dead

Former and current cast and crew of Home And Away have expressed their shock after the body of soap star Ben Unwin was found on a remote property in northern NSW.

Boy mauled by ‘crazy’ kangaroo

Boy mauled by ‘crazy’ kangaroo

A father has described the moment he was forced to intervene after his five-year-old son was attacked by a massive kangaroo in his backyard.

The 'silent health epidemic' impacting seniors

premium_icon The 'silent health epidemic' impacting seniors

Malnutrition among older Australian's is an issue hovering under the radar. It has inspired a new eBook to tackle this escalating dilemma

Wave of aid on way for drought blues

premium_icon Wave of aid on way for drought blues

MENTAL health services are on the rise as concerns grow for Southern Downs residents battling disastrous conditions.

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Weighing up private health cover

premium_icon Weighing up private health cover

The soaring costs of private health insurance cover is causing more Australians to drop their cover and rely on the public system. So is it worth having?

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