Health

Wed 20 Mar 2019

$19 item saving Aussie women thousands

$19 item saving Aussie women thousands

Who doesn’t love saving money? A simple switch is helping Aussies pocket at least $3600 and it costs less than $20 to do.

'Cam would be proud': Kids pedal on to remember dad's fight

premium_icon 'Cam would be proud': Kids pedal on to remember dad's fight

Cameron Frewer's three children won't let tragedy stand in their way as they gear up to take part in this year's National Ride2School Day.

Tech to save 'zombie' pedestrians from walking into traffic

Tech to save 'zombie' pedestrians from walking into traffic

Smartphones have become a huge part of life for the majority of people but the addiction can have life threatening consequences.

Every second counts in detecting one of our biggest killers

premium_icon Every second counts in detecting one of our biggest killers

Data from Queensland Health shows it is one of the leading causes of death for women in Australia.

Teen unrecognisable after tanning spree

Teen unrecognisable after tanning spree

A 22-year-old woman has taken her love of tanning to extreme and “risky” lengths after revealing she “can’t live without” it.

Cancer cases on the rise in Queensland

premium_icon Cancer cases on the rise in Queensland

New research has revealed a shocking rise in the number of cancer cases diagnosed across Queensland.

Famous anti-vaxxer dropped from forum

premium_icon Famous anti-vaxxer dropped from forum

A controversial celebrity chef and anti-vaccination advocate has been dumped as one of the guest speakers of a medicinal cannabis symposium.

Family heartbreak: Mum and daughter's joint cancer battle

premium_icon Family heartbreak: Mum and daughter's joint cancer battle

Community rallies to help well-known hotel family

Doctors in pill push after festival deaths

premium_icon Doctors in pill push after festival deaths

Queensland doctors are calling for an urgent controlled pill-testing trial, after the worst season for drug-related deaths at music festivals.

'Only way to live with it:' Father turns tragedy into hope

premium_icon 'Only way to live with it:' Father turns tragedy into hope

AFTER losing his four-week old daughter Bella in 2017, Billy Drury knew it wasn't the end of her story.

Tue 19 Mar 2019

Mum becomes nurse after son loses battle with brain cancer

premium_icon Mum becomes nurse after son loses battle with brain cancer

AS AMANDA Christensen watched her terminally-ill son Cooper's health deteriorate, nurses were there by her family's side.

Mum warns others after popular nappy 'burned' baby

premium_icon Mum warns others after popular nappy 'burned' baby

'If I was a cartoon character there would be smoke coming out of my ears': Mother

‘We can’t even get tested'

premium_icon ‘We can’t even get tested'

A DISEASE dubbed “the new asbestos” is killing Gold Coasters — and those most at risk said they can’t even get tested.

Diet Coke’s fresh link to ‘dying young’

Diet Coke’s fresh link to ‘dying young’

For the second time in a month, experts are warning drinking diet soft drinks every day increases the risk of heart disease.

Hospital shooting sparks calls for better prisoner treatment

premium_icon Hospital shooting sparks calls for better prisoner treatment

"DEEPLY saddened and upset” hospital workers are calling for better guidelines after a prisoner was fatally shot outside the emergency department.

Simple way to avoid annoying mozzies

Simple way to avoid annoying mozzies

As the rain continues in parts of Australia, experts warn we could have a longer mozzie season than normal. But this hack might save your skin.

Aged care: Staff 'stole sedatives from patients'

premium_icon Aged care: Staff 'stole sedatives from patients'

An aged-care facility is under investigation after it was revealed staff were stealing sedatives from some residents to over-sedate others.

Researchers get the drop on coeliac disease

premium_icon Researchers get the drop on coeliac disease

A Queensland research team has found a single drop of blood could be the key in giving those with coeliac disease and early diagnosis.

Labor’s $11.9m plan to cut stroke deaths in bush

premium_icon Labor’s $11.9m plan to cut stroke deaths in bush

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will pledge funding for a national program to target lifesaving treatment to stroke victims in regional Australia – where people are...

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Doctor’s alleged $400k Medicare scam

premium_icon Doctor’s alleged $400k Medicare scam

A QLD doctor has been accused of rorting Medicare of nearly $400,000 by falsely claiming he’d treated thousands of patients — including some who were dead.

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