Health

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Stroke survivors who live in the bush 'cut off' from help

premium_icon Stroke survivors who live in the bush 'cut off' from help

TWO years after he was 'brought back to life' by doctors, a Southern Downs truck driver is still living 'in limbo'.

'Some people only have one and they're terminal'

premium_icon 'Some people only have one and they're terminal'

With huge numbers of people in Mackay diagnosed with melanomas, it's time to get your skin checked

Judge slams government over lack of support for prisoners

premium_icon Judge slams government over lack of support for prisoners

Drug dealer Jason Brian Tenardi would be free today but he will spend more time in jail as a result of a major flaw in Queensland's prison system

Wed 20 Mar 2019

$19 item saving Aussie women thousands

$19 item saving Aussie women thousands

Who doesn’t love saving money? A simple switch is helping Aussies pocket at least $3600 and it costs less than $20 to do.

'Cam would be proud': Kids pedal on to remember dad's fight

premium_icon 'Cam would be proud': Kids pedal on to remember dad's fight

Cameron Frewer's three children won't let tragedy stand in their way as they gear up to take part in this year's National Ride2School Day.

Tech to save 'zombie' pedestrians from walking into traffic

Tech to save 'zombie' pedestrians from walking into traffic

Smartphones have become a huge part of life for the majority of people but the addiction can have life threatening consequences.

Every second counts in detecting one of our biggest killers

premium_icon Every second counts in detecting one of our biggest killers

Data from Queensland Health shows it is one of the leading causes of death for women in Australia.

Teen unrecognisable after tanning spree

Teen unrecognisable after tanning spree

A 22-year-old woman has taken her love of tanning to extreme and “risky” lengths after revealing she “can’t live without” it.

Cancer cases on the rise in Queensland

premium_icon Cancer cases on the rise in Queensland

New research has revealed a shocking rise in the number of cancer cases diagnosed across Queensland.

Famous anti-vaxxer dropped from forum

premium_icon Famous anti-vaxxer dropped from forum

A controversial celebrity chef and anti-vaccination advocate has been dumped as one of the guest speakers of a medicinal cannabis symposium.

Family heartbreak: Mum and daughter's joint cancer battle

premium_icon Family heartbreak: Mum and daughter's joint cancer battle

Community rallies to help well-known hotel family

Doctors in pill push after festival deaths

premium_icon Doctors in pill push after festival deaths

Queensland doctors are calling for an urgent controlled pill-testing trial, after the worst season for drug-related deaths at music festivals.

Worrying stats reveal prevalence of cancer in CQ

premium_icon Worrying stats reveal prevalence of cancer in CQ

CANCER Council Queensland will reveal new statistics today which show the prevalence of the disease within Central Queensland.

Retired Coast couple walk away from 'horrific' crash

premium_icon Retired Coast couple walk away from 'horrific' crash

A retired Coast couple are counting their lucky stars, having survived a horrific crash, struck by a vehicle who was running a red light.

'Only way to live with it:' Father turns tragedy into hope

premium_icon 'Only way to live with it:' Father turns tragedy into hope

AFTER losing his four-week old daughter Bella in 2017, Billy Drury knew it wasn't the end of her story.

Tue 19 Mar 2019

Mum becomes nurse after son loses battle with brain cancer

premium_icon Mum becomes nurse after son loses battle with brain cancer

AS AMANDA Christensen watched her terminally-ill son Cooper's health deteriorate, nurses were there by her family's side.

Mum warns others after popular nappy 'burned' baby

premium_icon Mum warns others after popular nappy 'burned' baby

'If I was a cartoon character there would be smoke coming out of my ears': Mother

‘We can’t even get tested'

premium_icon ‘We can’t even get tested'

A DISEASE dubbed “the new asbestos” is killing Gold Coasters — and those most at risk said they can’t even get tested.

Diet Coke’s fresh link to ‘dying young’

Diet Coke’s fresh link to ‘dying young’

For the second time in a month, experts are warning drinking diet soft drinks every day increases the risk of heart disease.

Hospital shooting sparks calls for better prisoner treatment

premium_icon Hospital shooting sparks calls for better prisoner treatment

"DEEPLY saddened and upset” hospital workers are calling for better guidelines after a prisoner was fatally shot outside the emergency department.

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