Health

Thu 17 Oct 2019

COMPENSATION: M'boro disability worker gets $33k payout

premium_icon COMPENSATION: M'boro disability worker gets $33k payout

A tribunal found he had been discriminated against when he had started undergoing dialysis

Inhalant makers asked to join fight against chroming

premium_icon Inhalant makers asked to join fight against chroming

Deodorant manufacturers have been asked to change the recipe of their products in a desperate bid by the State Government to tackle chroming.

Expert’s top tips to deal with ATAR anxiety

premium_icon Expert’s top tips to deal with ATAR anxiety

IT’S the most stressful time of year for senior students with the ATAR exams fast approaching.

Hospital pressure to manage self-harm rise

premium_icon Hospital pressure to manage self-harm rise

Self-harm is adding to the pressure on the Gold Coast’s already stretched emergency departments as a new study reveals the startling statistics.

Ambos left waiting with patients for hours

premium_icon Ambos left waiting with patients for hours

Paramedics are being left waiting with patients in hospital corridors for hours as the ambulance ramping crisis reaches a new low.

Why 100 complaints a day isn’t a bad thing

premium_icon Why 100 complaints a day isn’t a bad thing

Queensland Health continues to receive 100 calls a day from medical suppliers chasing down payments through its troubled IT ordering system.

Shocking number of cancers diagnosed at Bundy clinic

premium_icon Shocking number of cancers diagnosed at Bundy clinic

ONE clinic has removed 30 life-threatening melanomas in the last ten weeks.

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Family’s outrage over NDIS funding debacle

premium_icon Family’s outrage over NDIS funding debacle

The NDIS is failing people with rare diseases and a ridiculous decision has seen two young brothers with the same condition given vastly different payments.

Doctors find woman in agonising pain has two vaginas

Doctors find woman in agonising pain has two vaginas

For years Molly-Rose Taylor suffered agonising periods — but when the 19-year-old had sex for the first time she found two where most have one.

Eight new measles cases triggers public health alert

Eight new measles cases triggers public health alert

Eight new measles cases have been reported, triggering a public health alert for Brisbane’s southside.

Patrick’s fight to beat growing tumour: How you can help

premium_icon Patrick’s fight to beat growing tumour: How you can help

So happy and curious is baby Patrick that when he became sick, doctors couldn’t fathom something far more sinister was wreaking havoc on his tiny body.

30 deaths a year: The agony of Ecstasy

premium_icon 30 deaths a year: The agony of Ecstasy

Ecstasy killed more than 392 Australians in the past 15 years with a significant number dying solely as a result of ‘MDMA toxicity’, new research has revealed.

Technology to revolutionise maternity care for mums

premium_icon Technology to revolutionise maternity care for mums

Doctors have trialled the world’s first wearable sensor to monitor a pregnant person and their baby from their own home, creating a “virtual maternity ward”.

Teen dies suddenly in holiday tragedy

Teen dies suddenly in holiday tragedy

A family is devastated after a teenage girl died suddenly on holiday after being diagnosed with mumps, a virus with a very low fatality rate.

Battle-scarred Fenech’s victory salute after heart op

premium_icon Battle-scarred Fenech’s victory salute after heart op

Marrickville Mauler, Jeff Fenech, shows his fighting spirit after open-heart surgery in a Bangkok hospital last week while battling a bout of pneumonia.

Guzman founder says people should eat less

premium_icon Guzman founder says people should eat less

The boss of popular Mexican chain Guzman y Gomez has some surprising advice for his customers – don’t eat as much and order smaller fast food portions.

Potent new painkiller found in weird place

premium_icon Potent new painkiller found in weird place

A potential new class of painkiller has been discovered by Queensland scientists in the most surprising of places.

‘Dementia patients drugged, unable to eat or speak’

premium_icon ‘Dementia patients drugged, unable to eat or speak’

A new report from Human Rights Watch lays bare the widespread, unapproved procedures at Australian aged care facilities turning dementia patients into zombies.

Tue 15 Oct 2019

Tiny hands, big loss: How community helped bring baby home

premium_icon Tiny hands, big loss: How community helped bring baby home

For one hour, five minutes the rest of the world didn't matter. Amanda Wust looked into the eyes of her newborn daughter - knowing she wouldn't live long.

Ramping woes plaguing Coast’s $1.8b hospital

premium_icon Ramping woes plaguing Coast’s $1.8b hospital

Ambulance ramping problems continue to plague the $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital, with the facility listed as the second-worst in the state.

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