Health

Thu 14 Feb 2019

Local donations keep LifeFlight in the air

Local donations keep LifeFlight in the air

Two local community organisations support the LifeFlight cause.

Wed 13 Feb 2019

Boy defies ‘anti-vax mum’, gets vaccinated

Boy defies ‘anti-vax mum’, gets vaccinated

A young teen never got the chance to line up at school for those painful vaccination jabs because of his mum’s belief. This all changed when he turned 18.

Tragic ‘fluke’ in 14yo’s shocking death

Tragic ‘fluke’ in 14yo’s shocking death

A 14-year-old boy who died during a kickboxing bout was the victim of a freak accident, an inquest has heard.

You could die waiting for aged care services

You could die waiting for aged care services

MARGARET Jolly fears her dad's days are getting longer and harder while he waits endlessly for My Aged Care help.

Tue 12 Feb 2019

One line that killed TV icon’s career

One line that killed TV icon’s career

THE Bruce McAvaney of US sportscasting has revealed the taboo comment that saw the downfall of a legendary 40-year reign at the top of his field.

Last tweet before holiday tragedy

Last tweet before holiday tragedy

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro was a lifelong dream for New Zealand’s Brett Clark. But while climbing the mighty mountain with his son, the worst happened.

Woman’s brave fight after horror ‘betrayal’

Woman’s brave fight after horror ‘betrayal’

A Queensland woman claims her “sixth sense” may have saved her life after years of ignoring the signs her body was in trouble.

Widow recalls husband’s horror death

Widow recalls husband’s horror death

A woman whose husband was given a massive overdose at a nursing home broke down as she spoke of his appalling abuse.

Mon 11 Feb 2019

Anti-vaxxers fuel global measles spike

Anti-vaxxers fuel global measles spike

An alarming rise in global measles cases has sparked a warning from the World Health Organisation about the importance of immunisation.

How a birthday cake prank landed a family in hospital

How a birthday cake prank landed a family in hospital

A BIRTHDAY prank to sprinkle ‘chocolate’ marijuana chunks onto a cake at a Sunday lunch has landed a family, including a couple in their 80s, in hospital.

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Measles alert for passengers at Sydney airport

Measles alert for passengers at Sydney airport

Health authorities have issued an alert for measles after a man tested positive to the disease after arriving on a flight to Sydney.

Excuses for bad eating busted

Excuses for bad eating busted

AS Australians struggle to eat healthy food, two of the most common beliefs stopping people from doing it have been debunked.

Fri 8 Feb 2019

Illegal drug improving daily lives

Illegal drug improving daily lives

There’s a growing body of scientific research around certain illicit drugs and their effect on physical and emotional performance.

'We deserve services': Mum launches rural midwife business

'We deserve services': Mum launches rural midwife business

Stephanie Rackemann has recently become an eligible midwife, eager to provide mothers with the support she felt she missed out on.

Qld hospital's name being used for elaborate scam

Qld hospital's name being used for elaborate scam

SCAMMERS are posing as a hospital to collect money from unsuspecting victims

Funeral to be held for hero paramedic

Funeral to be held for hero paramedic

PARAMEDIC Craig McCulloch to be remembered by family and friends

Grim reality behind transplant research

Grim reality behind transplant research

AUSTRALIANS scientists want years of medical research papers pulled over fears about where the organs came from.

Bloody great emoji coming to phones

Bloody great emoji coming to phones

A TINY drop of blood will be a huge conversation starter when it comes to smartphone keyboards soon. The ‘period emoji’ is here.

Thu 7 Feb 2019

Dad loses limbs to flesh-eating bug

Dad loses limbs to flesh-eating bug

A dad was left fighting for his life when “nerve pain” turned out to be a flesh-eating bug. Despite surviving, he’s facing a very different future.

'A bump killed her': Mum’s heartbreaking letter to daughter

'A bump killed her': Mum’s heartbreaking letter to daughter

WHEN Giovanna’s netball coach asked her mum if she could be pregnant, she was furious. Little did she know the truth was so much worse.

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