Health

Sat 17 Aug 2019

Fears of health funding shortfall

premium_icon Fears of health funding shortfall

Fears are growing among Geelong’s leading health experts of a looming funding crisis with Barwon Health joining other public health services in requesting financial...

Fri 16 Aug 2019

Accidental breakthrough stops superbug in its tracks

premium_icon Accidental breakthrough stops superbug in its tracks

Scientists have accidentally discovered the kryptonite that can stop a superbug that causes deadly hospital infections and kills 30 Australian each week.

Camel therapy? A unique way of getting over mental hump

premium_icon Camel therapy? A unique way of getting over mental hump

This kind of therapy has been shown to lower blood pressure, boost moods and improve communication.

Dr Mosley: ‘A healthy gut can cure disease’

premium_icon Dr Mosley: ‘A healthy gut can cure disease’

Brain diseases, anxiety and depression may start in your guts. Dr Michael Mosley explains why keeping good bugs in our guts influences the risk of chronic illness.

Why my mum should have been allowed to die

premium_icon Why my mum should have been allowed to die

Fiona Jacobs still wakes up with nightmares as her mind flashes back to the 12 days of agony her mother endured before her death.

BSL's $370k upgrade, after worker suffers serious burns

premium_icon BSL's $370k upgrade, after worker suffers serious burns

The employee suffered serious burns to their chest, stomach and back after BSL allegedly failed to comply with workplace health and safety standards.

Thu 15 Aug 2019

Brain cancer sufferer fighting for cure during senior year

premium_icon Brain cancer sufferer fighting for cure during senior year

It has been an eventful year for the 18-year-old, who had surgery to remove a brain tumour in February. His mission to find a cure is unrelenting.

$2m robot lends a hand at St Vincent's

premium_icon $2m robot lends a hand at St Vincent's

CAROLINE Freyburg has become the first patient to receive a knee replacement with a new robot - the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System.

Toddlers’ horror junk food habit revealed

premium_icon Toddlers’ horror junk food habit revealed

Around 95 per cent of toddlers don’t eat enough veggies and are switching from the breast or bottle straight to junk food.

TOXIC TRUTH: 'My boobs were making me sick'

premium_icon TOXIC TRUTH: 'My boobs were making me sick'

Mackay woman's six-year battle to reclaim her health has revealed a shocking invisible illness

Two doctors acted appropriately in fatal case, inquest hears

premium_icon Two doctors acted appropriately in fatal case, inquest hears

An independent doctor reviewing the practices of two GPs found their treatment of a patient who died within 21 hours of seeing them were “reasonable”.

Wed 14 Aug 2019

'He wanted to change his life' Rocky man dies prematurely

premium_icon 'He wanted to change his life' Rocky man dies prematurely

HER friend's "cheeky grin” is a picture Bernadine Allen can't remove from her mind no matter how many tears she cries but all she has of him now is a memory.

Incoherent, distressed woman with drug issues owes $10k

premium_icon Incoherent, distressed woman with drug issues owes $10k

Gympie magistrate expressed concern at the apparent hopelessness of the woman's financial situation

The childbirth choice that may get cheaper

premium_icon The childbirth choice that may get cheaper

It’s a childbirth option that’s growing in Queensland at a rapid rate — and it could be about to qualify for a Medicare rebate.

World-first IVF treatment now available on Coast

premium_icon World-first IVF treatment now available on Coast

A WORLD-first IVF test is giving fresh hope to would-be Gold Coast parents with a new, super low risk embryo screening process — and it’s cheaper too.

Aurizon worker's fight for PTSD and bullying compensation

premium_icon Aurizon worker's fight for PTSD and bullying compensation

After attending multiple rail tragedies in his career, he was distraught about going to more.

Heal from outside, in: Unique project to give farmers a lift

premium_icon Heal from outside, in: Unique project to give farmers a lift

ONE Warwick woman is calling out for community support for a new solution designed to help support the mental health of producers.

Grazier speaks out: 'I've been depressed my whole life'

premium_icon Grazier speaks out: 'I've been depressed my whole life'

'I AM on antidepressants and sleeping pills, and I just try and keep myself busy.'

Our birthing revolution that’s leading the nation

premium_icon Our birthing revolution that’s leading the nation

Queensland hospitals are trialling an approach to childbirth that is empowering women and leading the rest of the country.

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Death threat for pro-life MPs

premium_icon Death threat for pro-life MPs

At least two MPs who voted against a bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW have had their lives threatened.

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