Health

Fri 15 Nov 2019

Nation’s best student vet nurse swaps desk job for hospital

premium_icon Nation’s best student vet nurse swaps desk job for hospital

When the perfect opportunity arises, sometimes you have to take a leap, and that’s what this student vet nurse of the year did.

Mum’s anguish: ‘I didn’t know if he was going to come home’

premium_icon Mum’s anguish: ‘I didn’t know if he was going to come home’

Mum Julie Ryan nearly lost her little boy this time last year. So now she’s doing something to help those who might be in a similar position this Christmas.

Company charged over death of apprentice electrician

premium_icon Company charged over death of apprentice electrician

Mr Suratin was electrocuted when he touched a live wire and was unable to be revived.

Aussie cruise ship evacuated after gastro outbreak

Aussie cruise ship evacuated after gastro outbreak

2000 passengers on an Aussie cruise ship have been evacuated after a lethal gastro outbreak.

JCU closing in on vaccine for deadly disease

premium_icon JCU closing in on vaccine for deadly disease

It’s considered the holy grail of public health, and Cairns scientists are one step closer to developing it.

Why bail changes are ‘no fix’ for youth crime

premium_icon Why bail changes are ‘no fix’ for youth crime

Changes to youth justice legislation will allow children to be released on bail and avoid adult watch houses. Here’s why the new laws won’t go far enough

Pollies challenged on waterbombing support

premium_icon Pollies challenged on waterbombing support

Having waterbombing aircraft based in Queensland could make all the difference against bushfires.

Thu 14 Nov 2019

‘BLEEDING AND SCREAMING’: The water so bad it burned a child

premium_icon ‘BLEEDING AND SCREAMING’: The water so bad it burned a child

A woman claims her local water supply is so bad that it caused her young son to “bleed and scream when washing him”.

Anguish as baby’s hands turn purple

Anguish as baby’s hands turn purple

Doctors are stumped after four-month-old Logan’s hands turned purple while on holiday on in Queensland.

Climate change damaging health

Climate change damaging health

The effect of climate change on health is staking up factors causing diseases, less productivity at work and even rising suicide rates, a new report says.

What to do if smoke from fires is making you unwell

What to do if smoke from fires is making you unwell

BUSHFIRE smoke can reduce our air quality. Here's what you can do.

Cancer charity ambassador ‘faked terminal diagnosis’

premium_icon Cancer charity ambassador ‘faked terminal diagnosis’

One of Australia’s leading cancer ambassadors – a former Cancer Council Queensland employee – is alleged to have been faking her cancer.

BRAVERY: Little Mitchell's family shares brain tumour battle

premium_icon BRAVERY: Little Mitchell's family shares brain tumour battle

MITCHELL was just six when his parents were told he would probably never be able to ride a bike again after a brain tumour diagnosis

‘I knew she was lying’: Accused cancer con bombshell

premium_icon ‘I knew she was lying’: Accused cancer con bombshell

A breast cancer survivor and former friend of Amanda Power claims she has known for years that the cancer ambassador accused of faking her cancer diagnosis.

Alan Jones’ dubious call on cricket star

Alan Jones’ dubious call on cricket star

The radio host has weighed in after Aussie young gun Will Pucovski asked not to be selected in the Test team on mental health grounds.

‘Extremely skilful skipper’ unable to return to trade

premium_icon ‘Extremely skilful skipper’ unable to return to trade

Game boat captain Alan Zavodny was one of the best – an “excellent skipper” with a sixth sense at sea. Then fate intervened on land and changed his life.

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Anti-vax movement still running rife on Facebook

premium_icon Anti-vax movement still running rife on Facebook

Despite promising a crack down, the world’s largest social media platform seems more than happy to continue to take money and promote the dangerous lies, writes...

Gambling addict takes partner’s $500,000 super

premium_icon Gambling addict takes partner’s $500,000 super

A court has heard remarkable details about the lengths a Gold Coast gambling addict went to in order to siphon more than $500,000 from his partner’s superannuation...

Shocking number of child suicides revealed in damning report

premium_icon Shocking number of child suicides revealed in damning report

Dozens of children have taken their lives after falling through the cracks of the child protection system despite horrific family violence, drug abuse.

Magpie attack lands man with shattered bones

premium_icon Magpie attack lands man with shattered bones

A vegan stalked by a magpie for months has undergone urgent surgery after a torpedo swoop landed him in hospital with a shattered wrist. WARNING: GRAPHIC

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