Health

Tue 23 Jul 2019

Nurses union works with health service in assault probe

premium_icon Nurses union works with health service in assault probe

DARLING Downs Health is working with Queensland Police as they investigate a sickening assault on a mental health unit nurse on Friday.

How walking-friendly neighbourhoods can reduce obesity

premium_icon How walking-friendly neighbourhoods can reduce obesity

But model code to ensure healthy living could constrain builders and cost ratepayers.

Aged care worker reveals brutal reality of job in viral post

Aged care worker reveals brutal reality of job in viral post

Tahlia Stagg does more in the first 90 minutes of her shift than most of us do all day — and it leaves her “a broken, shattered human”.

Shocking number of times hospitals hit ‘code yellow’

premium_icon Shocking number of times hospitals hit ‘code yellow’

Hopsitals across the state’s southeast were plunged into “code yellow” more than 50 times in six months.

Mon 22 Jul 2019

WARNING: Deadly disease cases double in the Wide Bay

premium_icon WARNING: Deadly disease cases double in the Wide Bay

Dr Young said the season would continue through August and possibly into September and it wasn't too late to vaccinate.

Measles alert issued for Gold Coast

Measles alert issued for Gold Coast

A measles alert has been released for the Gold Coast after an infected traveller returned from overseas and attended a local hospital.

‘Influencer’ breaks down over Instagram’s big change

premium_icon ‘Influencer’ breaks down over Instagram’s big change

She cried in a video saying: “if you think this is okay, you can f**k off”.

Three-question IQ test most fail

Three-question IQ test most fail

THE world’s shortest IQ test has just three questions, yet fewer than one in five people can answer all three correctly.

AGED CARE: Shock claim by former Earle Haven staff

premium_icon AGED CARE: Shock claim by former Earle Haven staff

FORMER staff of the beleaguered Earle Haven nursing home have made a shocking claim about shortages in the lead-up to the mass evacuation of the facility.

Spear fisher's near-death dive experience

premium_icon Spear fisher's near-death dive experience

What it feels like when you succumb to a shallow-dive blackout

Shock diagnosis: ‘Oh my God, we’ve got a problem’

premium_icon Shock diagnosis: ‘Oh my God, we’ve got a problem’

NARELLE felt a lump in her breast and did what she was supposed to do, she went to her doctor. She hopes what happened next will never happen to anyone else

AMA warns over looming GP shortage

AMA warns over looming GP shortage

The Australian Medical Association is warning the nation could be facing a GP shortage unless young doctors are encouraged to to pursue general practice.

Tributes flow for tennis great

premium_icon Tributes flow for tennis great

Tributes have flowed in from the tennis world for former Australian tennis star Peter McNamara, who has died after fighting a silent battle with cancer.

'Treat us all the same': Mayor says grog impacts all Aussies

premium_icon 'Treat us all the same': Mayor says grog impacts all Aussies

"Treat us all the same, because no matter where you go in Australia, alcohol plays a big role."

Medical cannabis to headline health symposium

premium_icon Medical cannabis to headline health symposium

THE emerging use of medical cannabis in Australia will headline the upcoming inaugural Wide Bay Health Symposium in September.

‘She grew wings and flew to heaven’

premium_icon ‘She grew wings and flew to heaven’

A Gold Coast family is mourning the loss of their eight-year-old daughter who “grew wings and flew to heaven” after her shock passing over the weekend.

Gladstone ambulance ramping top-performing for state

premium_icon Gladstone ambulance ramping top-performing for state

Wait times in Gladstone Hospital emergency department are some of the best in Queensland.

Nurse in serious condition as hospital assault condemned

premium_icon Nurse in serious condition as hospital assault condemned

A SICKENING attack on a Toowoomba Hospital Acute Mental Health Unit nurse has been condemned by the State Government and triggered an increase in security.

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Flu crisis escalates after death in Darling Downs

premium_icon Flu crisis escalates after death in Darling Downs

HEALTH professionals are urging parents to vaccinate their children after a flu-related death in the Darling Downs has increased concerns.

Parents blessed with three donor egg babies

premium_icon Parents blessed with three donor egg babies

Family grows to five after welcoming twins via donated eggs, after the age of 40.

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