Health

Thu 15 Nov 2018

The huge problem costing us $11b a year

premium_icon The huge problem costing us $11b a year

The health of Queenslanders continues to improve and we are living longer — but there’s one area in crisis, affecting two in three adults and one in three kids.

How man lost weight only eating Maccas

How man lost weight only eating Maccas

Ryan Williams has shown off his staggering weight loss in just a month. But his diet is a little different than your typical protein shakes and leafy greens.

Always do this at Singapore airport

Always do this at Singapore airport

He’s a frequent flyer and he loves a cruise — and there’s one suitcase essential Dr Karl recommends Aussies heading to Singapore stock up on.

Treatment comes with royal price tag

premium_icon Treatment comes with royal price tag

The cost of treating patients can be almost twice as high depending on the hospital, and this Brisbane hospital is one of the most expensive in the country.

WATCH: $12k for sick kids in Hervey Bay

premium_icon WATCH: $12k for sick kids in Hervey Bay

Four-year-old Mason James Window has been in and out of Hervey Bay hospital with health complications since he was born three-months premature

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Huge risks with having a My Health Record

premium_icon Huge risks with having a My Health Record

It’s not just your doctor who will have access to your health details under the controversial My Health Record system.

Action after cyclist’s ‘preventable’ death

Action after cyclist’s ‘preventable’ death

A powerful government agency will probe allegations that lax policing has put the lives of countless cyclists at risk.

'Mum, I think I'm dying': Popular tutor's shock diagnosis

premium_icon 'Mum, I think I'm dying': Popular tutor's shock diagnosis

Mother and daughter have lives turned upside down after shock diagnosis left popular tutor Kiri Shepherd fearing death.

The Schoolies safety warning all parents must read

premium_icon The Schoolies safety warning all parents must read

Nicole Fitzsimons was a carefree young woman when she lost her life overseas, her 'heartbroken' sister has been campaigning ever since.

Aussie warning over preventable disease

Aussie warning over preventable disease

There are very few bacteria that can kill someone in hours, but this is one of them — and the horrible ordeal can be avoided.

Why Bunnings Oniongate is a bad omen for humanity

premium_icon Why Bunnings Oniongate is a bad omen for humanity

'Onion tears' are like 'crocodile tears' except they're the tears you cry when you realise homo sapien is probably going to 'stupid' itself into extinction

Your unanswered questions on My Health

Your unanswered questions on My Health

Australians will have more time to opt out of the controversial My Health Record system. Here some of the issues readers found confusing.

The road rule drivers are ignoring

The road rule drivers are ignoring

There’s a potentially lifesaving traffic law that experts say the majority of motorists ignore — and they could wind up killing someone.

How a kiss can kill at Schoolies Week

premium_icon How a kiss can kill at Schoolies Week

Health experts have issued a grim warning ahead of schoolies, with teens at risk of ending up in the morgue unless they get a jab to protect them.

Baby survives ‘horrific’ crossbow attack

Baby survives ‘horrific’ crossbow attack

A BABY boy has been delivered early and fighting for life, after his mother was shot and killed with a crossbow as she washed dishes in front of her children.

My Health Record’s opt-out system in meltdown

premium_icon My Health Record’s opt-out system in meltdown

The troubled My Health Record system is in meltdown this morning, with overwhelmed call-takers scrambling to deal with the requests to opt out.

I found my cure for loneliness

premium_icon I found my cure for loneliness

I overcame my loneliness with therapy and a new-found comfort in my own company, but not everyone is able to find the same peace, writes Margaret Wenham.

Little girl’s beautiful Christmas gift

premium_icon Little girl’s beautiful Christmas gift

SHE’S the cheeky little girl who wasn’t expected to make it to last Christmas. Now Paige Skarratts is expecting a beautiful gift this year.

Young mum overwhelmed after son's GoFundMe raises $5k

premium_icon Young mum overwhelmed after son's GoFundMe raises $5k

MORGAN Prior makes her infant son Harvey cry and scream at least twice a day, knowing that it will help save his life.

Last-ditch bid to extend My Health opt-out period

premium_icon Last-ditch bid to extend My Health opt-out period

MILLIONS of Australians will have My Health Records created for them starting from tomorrow without extra privacy protections unless the Senate signs off today.

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