Health

Sat 18 Aug 2018

How you can help father and son fight for life

How you can help father and son fight for life

FATHER and son duo need the help of the Toowoomba community, here is how you can get involved.

New 'flying doctors' head over heels

premium_icon New 'flying doctors' head over heels

Medicine is not the only skill these airborne doctors need

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Asbestos scare spreads to primary school

Asbestos scare spreads to primary school

THE number of children with possible exposure to asbestos grows with contaminants detected in the grounds of a primary school.

Hundreds of kids potentially exposed to footy-field asbestos

Hundreds of kids potentially exposed to footy-field asbestos...

HUNDREDS of children have potentially been exposed to poisonous materials as they ran, crashed and tackled during games and training.

From chemo to ‘ripped’ six pack

From chemo to ‘ripped’ six pack

IN JUST six months this man completely changed his body after battling through gruelling cancer treatment. This is how he did it.

We need to discuss mental illness and crime

premium_icon We need to discuss mental illness and crime

AFTER the horrific killing of Manmeet Alisher we are entitled to ask how people with serious mental issues can manage their own medication: Terry Sweetman

Medicalising our lives has become an addiction

premium_icon Medicalising our lives has become an addiction

TOO many normal, human conditions are being relabelled disorders, writes Jane Fynes-Clinton. It’s a cop out that lets individuals off the hook.

Mums feel like just ‘another number’

Mums feel like just ‘another number’

Lack of access to a familiar midwife has left some mums feeling like “just another number”.

Doctor’s kombivan clinic wins award

Doctor’s kombivan clinic wins award

Inala GP Jonathan O’Loan has won $10,000 from Westfield to help his kombivan-based practice take healthcare to the streets

How a dance exercise saved cancer survivor Cathy Hayter

How a dance exercise saved cancer survivor Cathy Hayter

SHE owes it all to a quirky fitness trend - Bokwa.

Herbal medico charged with manslaughter after woman's death

premium_icon Herbal medico charged with manslaughter after woman's death

A herbal medicine practitioner will face court charged with manslaughter.

Why Aussies live longer than the rest

premium_icon Why Aussies live longer than the rest

AUSTRALIANS are not just living longer, we’re living longer than most of our affluent counterparts overseas – and it’s a whole lot more than medical advances.

GIFT OF LIFE: Blood donations give little girl second chance

premium_icon GIFT OF LIFE: Blood donations give little girl second chance

If it wasn't for blood donations from complete strangers, little Ivy Exantus wouldn't be here today

Thu 16 Aug 2018

13yo mum hid bump under school uniform

13yo mum hid bump under school uniform

EMMA managed to keep her pregnancy a secret for nine months and went into labour while doing her homework.

The true cost of staying healthy in Australia

The true cost of staying healthy in Australia

MEDICARE is fast failing to cover the costs of most doctors’ services with some patients having to pay more than $600 extra a year to stay healthy.

Nasty note to mum and sick son

Nasty note to mum and sick son

A MUM was left devastated after receiving an abusive note calling her a “lazy b*tch” for parking in a disabled spot to take her terminally ill son to hospital.

Why Aussies can’t afford to go to the doctor

premium_icon Why Aussies can’t afford to go to the doctor

AUSTRALIANS are spending nearly $30 billion on health a year, with over a million people ditching appointments because they can’t afford them.

'No fault' law could be the answer to rural health problem

premium_icon 'No fault' law could be the answer to rural health problem

Peak Queensland health body recommends introducing new legislation

Awake during brain op, but not sick enough for Centrelink?

premium_icon Awake during brain op, but not sick enough for Centrelink?

This man hopes after having open brain surgery, Centrelink will hear his plea and grant him a disability pension.

Nurse sues hospital for $1m over ‘career-ending’ injury

premium_icon Nurse sues hospital for $1m over ‘career-ending’ injury

A nurse who allegedly suffered career-ending injuries trying to restrain a panicked patient is suing the hospital she was employed at for almost $1 million.

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