Health

Mon 24 Jun 2019

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: mothers demand an end to roadside births

premium_icon ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: mothers demand an end to roadside births

Local MP demands Labor put their maternity ward promises into play.

Wrong body part removed during surgery

Wrong body part removed during surgery

The embattled Northern Beaches Hospital is under investigation after surgeons removed the wrong body part from a cancer patient last week.

Why health fund members are using public hospitals

premium_icon Why health fund members are using public hospitals

Families are being hit with charges of up to $1500 to use their health insurance in a development that is likely to add to pressure on public hospital waiting...

‘I’m so grateful’: Mum gives Phoebe ultimate gift

premium_icon ‘I’m so grateful’: Mum gives Phoebe ultimate gift

When Brisbane student Phoebe O’Connell was struck down with meningococcal disease last year, her family feared the worst.

The brain hack that increases fitness

premium_icon The brain hack that increases fitness

It costs more than a sports car, and looks like a prop out of the Matrix — but according to its developers the Vasper machine is the next thing in fitness.

400% SPIKE: Region faces worst flu season in recent years

premium_icon 400% SPIKE: Region faces worst flu season in recent years

A SPIKE in the number of flu cases across the state has health authorities fearing they could be facing one of the worst flu seasons in recent years.

Sun 23 Jun 2019

Top tip on how to beat jet lag

Top tip on how to beat jet lag

It can be enough to ruin a perfect holiday. But you don’t have to fall victim to jet lag. Here are some handy tips on how to avoid it.

New laws will cancel your life insurance: Act Now

New laws will cancel your life insurance: Act Now

A RUSH of new laws means Australians have just days to boost their tax refund and stop their life insurance being automatically cancelled by the Coalition.

Life changing for young epileptic man

premium_icon Life changing for young epileptic man

Amberley mum Michelle Whitelaw didn't know where to turn when her 14-year-old son Jai was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2010.

Secret anti-vax millionaires revealed

Secret anti-vax millionaires revealed

Bernard and Lisa Selz are fabulously wealthy US philanthropists — and they’ve donated more than $4.3 million to a controversial cause.

Sat 22 Jun 2019

Gruelling reality of Miss Universe bodies

Gruelling reality of Miss Universe bodies

It may appear glitzy and glam, but Miss Universe hopeful Danielle Collis has shared the “brutal” training pageant contenders endure for a crown.

Terror of 19th century operating table

Terror of 19th century operating table

No drugs. No sedation. Half of those who underwent surgery in the 19th century didn’t survive the experience. WARNING: Graphic

'Archaic laws' strand heartbroken sisters a world apart

premium_icon 'Archaic laws' strand heartbroken sisters a world apart

With her sister unable to get approval for CBD oil in Australia, a Coast woman says she has been left heartbroken by the separation.

GRAPHIC: Mum's anger at son's chemical foam burns

premium_icon GRAPHIC: Mum's anger at son's chemical foam burns

"He was in a lot of pain and while we were at hospital and his face just started getting bigger and bigger.”

Death threat pushes overweight man to make a change

premium_icon Death threat pushes overweight man to make a change

Trio highlight their weight loss journey to encourage others to live their best lives.

Fri 21 Jun 2019

FLU WARNING: Double the danger as Coast rates soar

premium_icon FLU WARNING: Double the danger as Coast rates soar

The Wide Bay's flu season has started early as figures reveal numbers more than three times higher than usual

Grieving widow wins right to use husband’s sperm

premium_icon Grieving widow wins right to use husband’s sperm

A Queensland widow has won the right to use her late husband’s sperm to conceive after it was harvested when he died unexpectedly from a heart attack.

Spike in deaths during horror flu season

premium_icon Spike in deaths during horror flu season

A 20-year-old is among almost 40 Queenslanders to have died from the flu as the state suffers through a horror season.

Four-year-old's death gives a voice to thousands in need

premium_icon Four-year-old's death gives a voice to thousands in need

A couple lost their little boy after their health concerns weren't addressed. Now they're making sure no other parents have to experience their pain.

The real reason you’re not getting enough sleep

premium_icon The real reason you’re not getting enough sleep

Shocking new research shows 40 per cent of Aussies not getting enough sleep—resulting in more than a third of Australians being considered a social loafer.

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