Health

Mon 23 Apr 2018

'Fly high beautiful': Brave Tayla loses her fight

'Fly high beautiful': Brave Tayla loses her fight

'Yesterday morning I held your hand as you took your last breath.'

'Lucky fin': Mum's plea to give son a fighting chance

'Lucky fin': Mum's plea to give son a fighting chance

A PROUD mum has opened up about the daily challenge of caring for her high needs son whose limp arm is lovingly referred to as his 'lucky fin', just like Nemo.

Bundy woman recognised for changing lives one pad at a time

Bundy woman recognised for changing lives one pad at a time

THE founder of a movement to help reduce waste and empower women in developing countries has made the move to Bundaberg.

Australia, your privacy has been breached

premium_icon Australia, your privacy has been breached

Our most sensitive health data has been leaked, revealing if we have had a sexually transmitted disease, HIV or an abortion ... or if we used a prostitute.

Spend money on veterans' health, not war memorials

Spend money on veterans' health, not war memorials

A former Army chief has called for the government to divert grant funds from multi-million dollar event commemorations to improving veterans' mental health.

LITTLE LACIE: Girl's mystery illness finally diagnosed

LITTLE LACIE: Girl's mystery illness finally diagnosed

IT'S been over four agonising months of waiting and hoping for answers and now, Lacie Christensen's family have been given a diagnosis.

How minor incidents are clogging emergency dept

How minor incidents are clogging emergency dept

Emergency departments on the Fraser Coast are being clogged by hundreds of nursing home residents who are being transported for minor incidents

Sun 22 Apr 2018

'Helpless': Woman watches brother's painful, horror death

'Helpless': Woman watches brother's painful, horror death

Moya Jackson is desperately clinging to the old memories of her brother - memories that precede the last mental image she has of him.

‘Why I chose to be sterilised’

‘Why I chose to be sterilised’

TO SOME women, the operation is unthinkable. But Faith Roswell, 30, has no regrets over her decision to be voluntarily sterilised.

World’s oldest woman misses out on record

World’s oldest woman misses out on record

THE world’s oldest woman has died without recognition from Guinness World Records for the accomplishment.

Sally Bracken sues Dalby Hospital for $12 million

premium_icon Sally Bracken sues Dalby Hospital for $12 million

THE mother of a baby girl who was born with cerebral palsy is suing a hospital and health service for $12 million, to ensure her girl will have care for life.

GAMBLE BACKFIRES: Tobacco company’s $4.5 billion fail

GAMBLE BACKFIRES: Tobacco company’s $4.5 billion fail

ONE of the world’s biggest tobacco companies took a gamble on four new alternatives to cigarettes. But it appears to have backfired.

Sat 21 Apr 2018

SHOCK DIAGNOSIS: Popular athlete in fight of her life

SHOCK DIAGNOSIS: Popular athlete in fight of her life

"I can't afford to be negative. I have five kids and a husband.”

Can flu vaccine make you sick?

Can flu vaccine make you sick?

HERE is everything you need to know about the flu vaccine, including whether it’s possible to be infected after getting the shot.

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Cost of lifesaving breast cancer drugs slashed

premium_icon Cost of lifesaving breast cancer drugs slashed

THEY can delay the progression of metastatic breast cancer by two years, but the $5000 per month treatments have been beyond the reach of many women — until now.

Young child, older man struck down by meningococcal

Young child, older man struck down by meningococcal

HEALTH authorities are on high alert after multiple cases of meningococcal have been recorded on the Sunshine Coast in recent weeks.

Man dies after being bitten by snake

Man dies after being bitten by snake

A MAN has died after he was bitten by a snake at a property in north Queensland.

Smoking rates fall for mums across public health region

Smoking rates fall for mums across public health region

New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reveals maternal smoking rates are falling across the Wide Bay Primary Health Network (PHN) region

Number of smoking mums on rise

premium_icon Number of smoking mums on rise

ALARMING figures showing almost a fifth of northern Queensland mums smoked while pregnant.

Hundreds of mums reject hospitals in local homebirth craze

Hundreds of mums reject hospitals in local homebirth craze

SOUTHERN Downs mothers want more power over childbirth, and one midwife is there to deliver. But doctors say the system can't support the radical trend.

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