Health

Mon 15 Jul 2019

Why flu jabs for indigenous Australians are so important

premium_icon Why flu jabs for indigenous Australians are so important

As the monster flu season rages on, health professionals are urging indigenous Australians to get vaccinated

Sun 14 Jul 2019

Backpacker’s blue-ringed brush with death

premium_icon Backpacker’s blue-ringed brush with death

A QUEENSLAND backpacker has cheated death after manhandling one of the ocean’s most venomous creatures for a laugh.

Pro-life group launches anti-abortion billboard in Bundy

premium_icon Pro-life group launches anti-abortion billboard in Bundy

PRO-LIFE group Emily's Voice launched a media campaign this month, with Bundaberg one location where the divisive topic has been added to a billboard.

Family flu cases are on the rise in region

premium_icon Family flu cases are on the rise in region

Doctor reiterates vaccine message as whole families come down with killer flu

Rocky motorist lucky to survive a 30m cliff plunge

premium_icon Rocky motorist lucky to survive a 30m cliff plunge

Four police, two ambulances and a fire crew rushed to the scene.

Teen suffers facial burns after night fire

premium_icon Teen suffers facial burns after night fire

Paramedics and critical care were called to treat a male teen for facial burns last night at Mudjimba

Mum recalls last time her baby boy's heart beat

premium_icon Mum recalls last time her baby boy's heart beat

As a shocking new stillbirth report is released, a Mackay mum has spoken about her heartache. 'The hospital could not find a cause for the stillbirth'.

Sat 13 Jul 2019

Young children urged to get flu jab as numbers soar

premium_icon Young children urged to get flu jab as numbers soar

TWO people in the Wide Bay have lost their lives from the flu this year, but the virus could have contributed to more deaths.

Why this year’s flu is so deadly

premium_icon Why this year’s flu is so deadly

With Queensland on track to top its record amount of flu cases in a year, an expert has revealed why so many people have been hit — and what makes it so deadly.

Fri 12 Jul 2019

'Disgusting': Scene inside abandoned nursing home

premium_icon 'Disgusting': Scene inside abandoned nursing home

Photographs have emerged from inside a Gold Coast nursing home that was abruptly shut down yesterday, forcing an emergency evacuation of 70 residents.

4 signs you are one of 3000 Gympie people with this disease

premium_icon 4 signs you are one of 3000 Gympie people with this disease

It is the biggest challenge confronting our health system

Your favourite drink may give you cancer

premium_icon Your favourite drink may give you cancer

A public health expert has called for beverages you find in every supermarket and corner store to be treated like tobacco and alcohol.

MP’s fury at nursing home fiasco

premium_icon MP’s fury at nursing home fiasco

The sudden closure of a Gold Coast aged-care home, requiring the relocation of dozens of residents, shows a broom needs to be put through the sector.

Woman’s ‘sexual releases’ to cost taxpayers $10k a year

premium_icon Woman’s ‘sexual releases’ to cost taxpayers $10k a year

A lesbian woman with a disability has won the right to have a sexual therapist to provide her with a ‘sexual release’, with taxpayers funding the $10,000 bill.

51 dead as horror flu season takes toll

premium_icon 51 dead as horror flu season takes toll

Queensland’s flu death toll is more than the whole of last year, with at least 2200 children under five contracting the potentially deadly illness in 2019.

Hit and run victim given hope through gymnastics

premium_icon Hit and run victim given hope through gymnastics

TRAGIC crash left him with severe injuries, now a new program with an unlikely sport is helping him with recovery.

REPORT: 60% of Gympie, Coast locals are chronically ill

premium_icon REPORT: 60% of Gympie, Coast locals are chronically ill

'Making simple changes to your lifestyle can help prevent many chronic diseases or reduce their impact on your life.'

Blame game after aged care meltdown

premium_icon Blame game after aged care meltdown

Yesterday dozens of elderly residents were urgently transferred from a private Gold Coast nursing home - now the parties involved are blaming each other.

Thu 11 Jul 2019

Nursing home in 'chaos' as residents evacuated

premium_icon Nursing home in 'chaos' as residents evacuated

Residents from a prominent retirement home are being evacuated from the facility which has reportedly gone into administration.

Cancer shock: I thought 'I’m young, I’ll be fine’

premium_icon Cancer shock: I thought 'I’m young, I’ll be fine’

ANGELA Langdon only missed one cervical cancer screening test. It proved to be the most important one.

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