Health

Wed 18 Jul 2018

$50m cancer trial to offer personalised drugs

$50m cancer trial to offer personalised drugs

ALMOST 600 Queenslanders will have their cancer’s DNA tested to identify the drugs that will keep them alive for longer under a world-leading trial.

Noosa 'warrior' inching closer to being cancer free

premium_icon Noosa 'warrior' inching closer to being cancer free

A NOOSA boy's fight against a rare form of cancer has tugged on the heartstrings of people all around the world.

How social media is destroying  our teens

premium_icon How social media is destroying our teens

A WORRYING new study has linked frequent social media use, such as Facebook and Instagram, to the rise in teens being diagnosed with a behavioural disorder.

Fears for former East 17 popstar after shock video

Fears for former East 17 popstar after shock video

There are concerns for former East 17 singer Brian Harvey after he posted a video claiming he’s been “held prisoner” in his home for five years.

Tue 17 Jul 2018

PFAS: Toxic water found in fifth spot

PFAS: Toxic water found in fifth spot

A CHEMICAL contaminant, which has been linked to diseases in humans, has been found for the fifth time in North Queensland.

Doctor in hot water for putting religion above medicine

Doctor in hot water for putting religion above medicine

DR DAVID Mackereth’s 26-year medical career is effectively over — and it’s all because he refused to say one word.

Unvaccinated kids should be homeschooled

premium_icon Unvaccinated kids should be homeschooled

No Jab, No Play is a fantastic policy which should be extended to schools. We can’t let idiot anti-vaxxers endanger our children, writes Kylie Lang.

Moment of panic as rescuer saves boy from river

premium_icon Moment of panic as rescuer saves boy from river

"I couldn't find him... it felt like forever... another couple of seconds and you wouldn't have found him".

Driving dosed up on prescription drugs to become illegal

premium_icon Driving dosed up on prescription drugs to become illegal

The drug driving definition will be broadened in a crackdown on motorists behind the wheel dosed up on prescription pills like codeine or cold and flu tablets.

Respect first in abortion debate

premium_icon Respect first in abortion debate

THE key to navigating abortion reform debate is respect from all sides. It's an intensely personal issue, and it’s to be hoped all MPs have a conscience vote.

Should we ban smoking at work?

Should we ban smoking at work?

POLL: Smokers could cost the Australian economy a staggering $388 billion over the course of the Australian population’s working lives.

Mon 16 Jul 2018

Breakthrough cancer drug’s shocking cost

premium_icon Breakthrough cancer drug’s shocking cost

A NEW prostate cancer drug has been fast tracked in record time for use in Australia, but while it has incredible effects, it comes with a big price tag.

Queensland could decriminalise abortion by end of 2018

premium_icon Queensland could decriminalise abortion by end of 2018

A Bill to remove the procedure from the Criminal Code will be introduced next month and debated in October.

‘Unexpected’ patient death sparks police probe

premium_icon ‘Unexpected’ patient death sparks police probe

A QUEENSLAND Hospital staff member has been suspended following the death of a patient, sparking an immediate police investigation.

You need to think about doing this today

You need to think about doing this today

SECURITY professionals are concerned Australia's major health overhaul will give your health data to scammers and private companies. Here's how to opt out.

Girl, 9, one step closer to walking

Girl, 9, one step closer to walking

A YOUNG Queensland girl, who is unable to speak or walk, now has a chance to take her take her first steps.

Sun 15 Jul 2018

Gross reason you should never flush with seat up

Gross reason you should never flush with seat up

WE’VE all done it, but it turns out this common bathroom habit is actually super gross. Here’s why you need to put the seat down.

Welcome to the bizarre world of a sleep disorder

Welcome to the bizarre world of a sleep disorder

WHILE deep in sleep, research show that having sex, driving and biking are among the many antics that people with sleep disorders get up to.

Sat 14 Jul 2018

The easiest hacks to live a plastic-free life

The easiest hacks to live a plastic-free life

BEA Johnson started the zero waste movement and has given her tips on how to reduce your rubbish.

Flu-related death sparks vaccination warning for parents

Flu-related death sparks vaccination warning for parents

A DEVASTATED family is mourning the death of their adorable baby girl, but the worst is yet to come for other Aussies families.

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