Health

Fri 19 Jul 2019

'Heart like Phar Lap': Dad celebrated decade after freak hit

premium_icon 'Heart like Phar Lap': Dad celebrated decade after freak hit

The memory of a local larrikin with the "heart of Phar Lap” whose life was tragically cut short playing the game he loved will be celebrated tonight.

New laws to keep elderly safe

premium_icon New laws to keep elderly safe

In response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care, the Palaszczuk Government will introduce new laws aimed at ensuring elderly patients will receive better care.

‘She tells me she wants to die’: aged-care horror stories

premium_icon ‘She tells me she wants to die’: aged-care horror stories

Aged-care residents have been found by family members caked in faeces, screaming in agony wishing for death, a Royal Commission has heard.

Diagnosis no barrier to full life for Hampton man

premium_icon Diagnosis no barrier to full life for Hampton man

A TYPE 2 diabetes diagnosis 21 years ago hasn't stopped Hampton's David Russell living life to the fullest.

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Woman's back pain was a sign of something much more sinister

premium_icon Woman's back pain was a sign of something much more sinister

Doctors say if left untreated, it could have led to an amputation, or even death

Queensland records new measles case on the Sunshine Coast

Queensland records new measles case on the Sunshine Coast

Another person has been diagnosed with measles in Queensland — the 18th case this year, which is four more than for the whole of 2018.

Mum calls on friends to help crash victim pull through

premium_icon Mum calls on friends to help crash victim pull through

Rocky teen fighting for life in Brisbane hospital following crash that claimed his mates' life

Disabled son left in horrific pain for hours at care home

premium_icon Disabled son left in horrific pain for hours at care home

A QUEENSLAND family is desperately searching for answers after their disabled son almost died at a supported accommodation facility.

Assisted dying hearing: 'She literally starved to death'

premium_icon Assisted dying hearing: 'She literally starved to death'

At Wednesday's public hearing into aged care and end of life car, Lyn called for change to stop people dying a painful death

Global emergency: Ebola crisis spreads

Global emergency: Ebola crisis spreads

The deadly Ebola crisis has morphed into an international health emergency, with hundreds already dead as the virus spreads.

5G jitters? Scientists debunk the myths and true concerns

premium_icon 5G jitters? Scientists debunk the myths and true concerns

ARE you worried about the possible health impacts of 5G? Read on...

Health Minister says LNP lied to Sunshine Coast

premium_icon Health Minister says LNP lied to Sunshine Coast

Health Minister slams LNP claims about Coast hospital delays as "lies".

Dementia research gets $21m in fed funds

Dementia research gets $21m in fed funds

MORE than a dozen research projects looking at risk reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia, will receive a total of $21 million in federal funding.

Energy drinks to be banned in the UK

Energy drinks to be banned in the UK

In an unprecedented move by the UK Government, energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster will be banned from sale to children under the age of 16.

Are you paying $2,000 too much for health cover?

premium_icon Are you paying $2,000 too much for health cover?

They cover exactly the same procedures but one health fund is charging almost $2,000 a year more for its Gold health cover than its competitors.

Gold Coast the ‘euthanasia hub’ of Australia

premium_icon Gold Coast the ‘euthanasia hub’ of Australia

The man famously dubbed Dr Death says the Gold Coast has become the euthanasia hub of Australia partly because retirees fear becoming “trapped” in nursing homes.

Kick from toddler leads to shock cancer diagnosis

premium_icon Kick from toddler leads to shock cancer diagnosis

An accidental kick to the chest from a screaming toddler has potentially saved the life of a Sunshine Coast mum.

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Major delay in mysterious death case prevents family closure

premium_icon Major delay in mysterious death case prevents family closure

Multiple police investigations suffering from similar delays.

GALLERY: How seniors battle dementia through video games

premium_icon GALLERY: How seniors battle dementia through video games

AGED-CARE residents have been fighting battles in a galaxy far, far away to help combat the onset of dementia.

Mum issues bathtub warning after son's mystery illness

Mum issues bathtub warning after son's mystery illness

When the test results came back, the family were in shock.

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