Health

Tue 12 Feb 2019

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.

Bed bound man left to rely on generosity of strangers

Bed bound man left to rely on generosity of strangers

NDIS labels bed-bound Australian man's request for life-saving generator “not reasonable or necessary”. Here's how you can help.

Model’s $12 summer glow ‘secret’

Model’s $12 summer glow ‘secret’

Erin Holland has got her fans in awe over her glowing, make-up free selfies and the former Miss World Australia has now revealed the cheap products.

Fad diets that actually work

Fad diets that actually work

Fad diets get a bad rep — but they’re not all unreliable gimmicks. Nutritionist Susie Burrell reveals the ones which ones actually work.

$110m of Medicare rebates unpaid

$110m of Medicare rebates unpaid

More than $110 million of Medicare rebates is sitting unclaimed due to Australians who have not provided their bank account details to the government.

Warning: Contaminated feta demands urgent recall

Warning: Contaminated feta demands urgent recall

Queensland Health have alerted the public of the recall of a popular feta cheese that may contain E.coli contamination.

Mysterious ‘dust virus’ almost kills boy

Mysterious ‘dust virus’ almost kills boy

When Beau Beissel complained of feeling unwell last August, his mum had no idea how close he would come to losing his life.

Wed 6 Feb 2019

Worn-out doc branded ‘emotional female’

Worn-out doc branded ‘emotional female’

Junior doctor Yumiko Kadota has detailed the ugly side of becoming a surgeon in Australia and the horror workload that broke her.

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