Health

Fri 5 Jul 2019

Huge cost of dying in Australia

Huge cost of dying in Australia

MANY Aussies feel that funerals are getting more expensive every year, but there is one major mistake people are making that is sending costs soaring.

Australia’s mental health crisis laid bare

Australia’s mental health crisis laid bare

Annual figures show thousands are hospitalised for mental health treatment — and patient numbers are growing, adding strain to health budgets.

Boil water before drinking! Alert issued for Burnett town

Boil water before drinking! Alert issued for Burnett town

THE council is working with Queensland Health to resolve the issue.

Thu 4 Jul 2019

Shocking photos of syphilis victims before penicillin

Shocking photos of syphilis victims before penicillin

It’s the terrifying disease most of us had forgotten about, but these photos remind us of the importance of one medical miracle. WARNING: Graphic

New SUV crowned safest car for kids

New SUV crowned safest car for kids

INDEPENDENT testing of the new SUV show that it's the safest car for your loved ones, but there is a big catch for Aussie buyers.

Mystery parasite in gecko man death

Mystery parasite in gecko man death

A Queensland father who died after swallowing a gecko probably did not die of salmonella but instead a parasite common in invasive house geckos.

Flu outbreak claims life of toddler

Flu outbreak claims life of toddler

A “beautiful” toddler’s life has been “cut short” after he contracted a deadly strain of influenza. The virus has killed hundreds this year.

Wed 3 Jul 2019

Flu outbreak at aged home to be cleared

Flu outbreak at aged home to be cleared

Marco Polo Aged Care Centre remains in "outbreak management" mode three weeks after residents were first diagnosed with flu over the June long weekend.

New ‘super lice’ nearly impossible to kill

New ‘super lice’ nearly impossible to kill

Australian parents are spending hundreds of dollars to rid their kids of a new super-strong breed of lice that are becoming resistant to regular treatments.

Magda’s question brings man to tears

Magda’s question brings man to tears

A man, almost jailed for helping his terminally ill wife end her life, was holding it together — until a heartbreaking question from the actor.

How Coles is helping homesick kids

How Coles is helping homesick kids

For critically ill children in hospital, missing out on home comforts can prove traumatic. Here’s how supermarket giant Coles is helping ease the burden for...

Tue 2 Jul 2019

Dad dared to eat gecko dies 10 days later

Dad dared to eat gecko dies 10 days later

Days after David Dowell was dared to eat a gecko at a party, the Queensland dad was in hospital vomiting up bile. He died “in absolute agony”.

Girl has seizure after ingesting piece of common house plant

Girl has seizure after ingesting piece of common house plant

A mum has issued a warning about keeping toxic houseplants as decoration saying her girl was poisoned after eating a tiny piece of the common house plant.

Mum stunned by note from stranger

Mum stunned by note from stranger

A MUM who put her autistic son on a flight on his own to visit his dad has received a heartfelt note from the stranger who sat next to him.

Mon 1 Jul 2019

Mum eaten alive by deadly bug at beach

Mum eaten alive by deadly bug at beach

A mother has died after receiving a small cut to her leg while on a beach walk that turned into a deadly flesh-eating bacteria.

Teen’s heartbreaking school formal photo

Teen’s heartbreaking school formal photo

A heartbreaking photo of a teenager in tears at her school formal has gone viral after her devastated mum shared the “awful” story.

Why Triple M has gone silent today

Why Triple M has gone silent today

TUNE into Triple M and you’ll notice something very strange today — all radio shows, ads and traffic reports have been pulled off the air.

Sun 30 Jun 2019

Reality of women taking sex drugs

Reality of women taking sex drugs

MEN have taken Viagra to boost their sex lives for years and a new injection promises to do the same for women. Should they try it?

Fri 28 Jun 2019

Mum’s horror at hidden deadly baby virus

Mum’s horror at hidden deadly baby virus

It’s the top viral cause of serious disabilities in newborns, but like most people, Brittney Huston had never heard of it — until it was too late.

Woman with flu put in coma to give birth

Woman with flu put in coma to give birth

A HUSBAND was told to “prepare for the worst” after his heavily pregnant wife was forced to give birth following a severe case of influenza.

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