Health

Tue 19 Mar 2019

Labor’s $11.9m plan to cut stroke deaths in bush

premium_icon Labor’s $11.9m plan to cut stroke deaths in bush

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will pledge funding for a national program to target lifesaving treatment to stroke victims in regional Australia – where people are...

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Doctor’s alleged $400k Medicare scam

premium_icon Doctor’s alleged $400k Medicare scam

A QLD doctor has been accused of rorting Medicare of nearly $400,000 by falsely claiming he’d treated thousands of patients — including some who were dead.

10 practical ways you can start to overcome depression

10 practical ways you can start to overcome depression

DEPRESSION and anxiety are common conditions, but a former GP says there are many ways to start on the road to recovery.

Granddad’s hunky weight loss transformation

Granddad’s hunky weight loss transformation

THIS Aussie granddad has completely transformed after shedding 83 kilos but it's the selfless reason why he did it that will make you even happier for him.

Horror as star suddenly drops limp

Horror as star suddenly drops limp

This is the scary moment an Arsenal star drops unconscious to the pitch after a brutal head knock left him dazed.

Joey Johns’ shocking health condition

Joey Johns’ shocking health condition

One of the greatest to ever play rugby league might now be suffering as a result of hits he took on the field during his career.

Dental neglect comes back to bite Queenslanders

premium_icon Dental neglect comes back to bite Queenslanders

Queensland has an unwanted title when it comes to the dental crisis gripping the country — and several factors are to blame.

Sun 17 Mar 2019

Cop gives a piece of himself to save his boy

premium_icon Cop gives a piece of himself to save his boy

Lachlan Hay will always carry a piece of his dad’s heart, but it’s another part of the policeman that is keeping him alive.

Hazel hits a healthy 105 years

Hazel hits a healthy 105 years

How many people in Australia are aged over 105 years?

Shock staff ratio left woman to give birth alone

premium_icon Shock staff ratio left woman to give birth alone

A WOMAN gave birth alone in a Queensland hospital bed as the only midwife on duty struggled to deal with the number of patients.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

Plea for help after 'carer's stress' becomes too much

premium_icon Plea for help after 'carer's stress' becomes too much

A Sunshine Coast mum and carer with a 'heart of gold' is unable to look after her family after she suffered a serious head injury last week.

Boobie Brekkie designed for mums

premium_icon Boobie Brekkie designed for mums

This mum of five and best-selling baby care author has created a new breakfast cereal for time-poor breastfeeding mums.

‘Doctors laughed at me and didn’t believe my pain’

premium_icon ‘Doctors laughed at me and didn’t believe my pain’

A Brisbane woman says she was “laughed at” and ridiculed by doctors who misdiagnosed her excruciating pain for four years.

Mum uses experience to guide families through NDIS maze

premium_icon Mum uses experience to guide families through NDIS maze

WHEN Danielle Butcher first sat down to work out a National Disability Insurance Scheme plan for her son, the first meeting was like a "slap to the face".

They tried to turn it into rehab but govt says 'no, no, no'

premium_icon They tried to turn it into rehab but govt says 'no, no, no'

A POTENTIAL residential drug rehabilitation facility site has been taken off the table after three years of government delays.

Brain injury survivor speaks out, 40 years after accident

premium_icon Brain injury survivor speaks out, 40 years after accident

Woombye's Peter English has lived a full life, save for one fateful day in 1972. But he survived, and has a message for others.

Fri 15 Mar 2019

What you do at work is having a huge impact on your sleep

premium_icon What you do at work is having a huge impact on your sleep

MOST of us are sleep deprived, a Warwick sleep scientist says in a push to improve sleep hygiene and relieve workplace stress.

Nurse bashed over missing iPod

premium_icon Nurse bashed over missing iPod

Man who tried to kill his mother, bashed a nurse and assaulted cops and prison guards can be considered for parole

Weird reason you’re not sleeping

Weird reason you’re not sleeping

It’s World Sleep Day — but are you among the 1.5 million Aussies struggling to nod off? This unexpected reason could be to blame.

Regional drug users face higher death rate than metro users

premium_icon Regional drug users face higher death rate than metro users

New report reveals disadvantage faced by drug users in remote communities

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