Health

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Patients given notice as doctor shortage causes closure

premium_icon Patients given notice as doctor shortage causes closure

DOCTOR shortage has left patients at one of Bargara's only doctor surgeries a little more than a month to relocate to town or find a new doctor.

Why this battling Nambour teen has a new lease on life

premium_icon Why this battling Nambour teen has a new lease on life

A NAMBOUR mechanic and an autistic teenage boy who'd been "disengaged and bullied" in high school have formed a unique bond.

A few minutes is all it takes to save a life

A few minutes is all it takes to save a life

When Murray Sturgess received his bowel cancer kit in the mail last July he was pretty confident; this was one test he would have no trouble passing.

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Nurse sues for $230k after lifting patient

premium_icon Nurse sues for $230k after lifting patient

AN ASSISTANT nurse is suing for almost $230,000 after she injured her shoulder lifting a patient at a southern Gold Coast nursing home.

Thu 18 Apr 2019

‘My baby turned blue in my arms’

‘My baby turned blue in my arms’

THE first time Susan held her baby, she went blue and had to be revived by doctors. Two years later she calls little Carla a “miracle”.

Truckies share their do's and don'ts of road safety

premium_icon Truckies share their do's and don'ts of road safety

Truckies are concerned there are no formal requirements to teach new drivers about sharing the road with heavy vehicles.

Police seek truckie after driver impaled by metal rod

premium_icon Police seek truckie after driver impaled by metal rod

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorist was impaled by a metal rod while travelling on the Warrego Hwy.

Mum's story: 'Your son is going to die today'

premium_icon Mum's story: 'Your son is going to die today'

Jody Daetz was 17 when leukaemia struck, now his mother is on a mission to help others.

Wed 17 Apr 2019

Bacon increases the risk of bowel cancer

Bacon increases the risk of bowel cancer

BAD news for bacon lovers — 25g of processed meat daily — equal to one rasher or two-thirds of a sausage — fuels cancer twice as much as previously thought.

Shock number of kids seeking drug and booze help

premium_icon Shock number of kids seeking drug and booze help

A huge number of Australians treated for problem drug or alcohol use last financial year were children — some as young as 10.

Mum’s tragic end just months after diagnosis

premium_icon Mum’s tragic end just months after diagnosis

A Queensland mother of two who was told in January she had two aggressive brain tumours has sadly lost her battle just three months later.

Measles alert after new case confirmed

Measles alert after new case confirmed

Queensland Health has issued a new measles alert after a man returned to Brisbane from overseas with the highly contagious virus.

Paramedic’s ‘embarrassing’ 15 minute mistake

Paramedic’s ‘embarrassing’ 15 minute mistake

Natalie Kunicki was in bed when she heard an unusual noise. Too embarrassed to seek help she tried to go back to sleep, with devastating consequences.

This sign could make you a better driver

This sign could make you a better driver

Most people don’t think twice when they pass a billboard, but some have been proven to immediately improve your motoring skills.

Hospital staff walk out over pay dispute

premium_icon Hospital staff walk out over pay dispute

Dispute over a new dress code policy has led to thousands 'held ransom' union say

'It's an invisible condition': Man talks haemophilia

premium_icon 'It's an invisible condition': Man talks haemophilia

SCOTT White has lived his life knowing a bump, knock, fall or even nothing at all can trigger severe pain and internal bleeding - but he's feeling confident.

'It is deadly': Doctors urge women to undertake vital test

premium_icon 'It is deadly': Doctors urge women to undertake vital test

'It's free and saves lives, yet around half the population of Queensland eligible women are skipping it'

Tue 16 Apr 2019

Wife 'thrilled, relieved' after husband's operation

Wife 'thrilled, relieved' after husband's operation

THE wife of a Lismore man diagnosed with a massive brain tumour took to social media to share the good news her husband had come through the operation safely.

Backpacker's night out leads to rural medicine

premium_icon Backpacker's night out leads to rural medicine

As backpackers in Airlie Beach enjoyed the nightlife, Cameron Ventura and his friends went through a horrific ordeal.

Attacks against nurses on the rise

premium_icon Attacks against nurses on the rise

ASSAULTS against health workers have almost doubled in one location, caused by the shocking ice epidemic and overcrowded public emergency departments.

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