Health

Mon 16 Sep 2019

Warning to parents after childcare centre outbreaks

premium_icon Warning to parents after childcare centre outbreaks

NSW Health says 100 childcare centres hit by infection.

Man accused of 700k deaths due to typo

Man accused of 700k deaths due to typo

The handsome Canadian was charming. But he would become known as a “monster” all because of the confusion between a number and a letter.

Mum’s tragedy a warning for new parents

Mum’s tragedy a warning for new parents

The devastated parents of a baby boy who died from a disease he contracted before he was born are now on a mission to spread awareness.

Sun 15 Sep 2019

‘The truth about my sex addiction’

‘The truth about my sex addiction’

A year ago, Nadia Bokody sat on live TV and made a confession — she was a sex addict. But the truth is something even more shocking.

Girl gets brain-eating bug from swimming

Girl gets brain-eating bug from swimming

A GIRL is fighting for her life after contracting a brain-eating amoeba after going for a swim in the river.

‘I was wrong’: Conversion leader comes out

‘I was wrong’: Conversion leader comes out

A MAN who helped run one of the biggest conversion therapy ministries in the US has come out as gay and is calling for a ban on the practice.

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Girl’s cancer written off as constipation

Girl’s cancer written off as constipation

Doctors wrote this 3-year-old’s stomach pains off as constipation, but when they finally discovered the real cause it was too late.

Mental side of Qld disasters unsustainable

Mental side of Qld disasters unsustainable

The mental health impacts of drought and bushfire on affected communities in Queensland is unsustainable, an expert says.

When everyday food is fatal

premium_icon When everyday food is fatal

Life-threatening allergic reactions are a chilling reality for a rising number of children. This is what it’s like living with the risk of dying from your food.

‘My naked selfies are ruining my life’

‘My naked selfies are ruining my life’

Kayleigh sent the playful snaps when her boyfriend was working interstate — but when they broke up, he got in touch with a brutal threat.

Fri 13 Sep 2019

X-ray reveals hospital’s shocking error

X-ray reveals hospital’s shocking error

It's a common procedure that many people have had done but one seemingly small error by hospital staff left one woman with permanent damage.

Trainer’s ‘brutally honest’ post slammed

Trainer’s ‘brutally honest’ post slammed

A personal trainer who said a 159kg woman was “way too heavy” to join his bootcamp class has been slammed online. But he’s not backing down.

Why spirits are no better for you than beer and wine

premium_icon Why spirits are no better for you than beer and wine

Australians are drinking more spirits and pre-mixed alcoholic drinks, ditching beer and wine at a rapid rate, but there are reasons you shouldn’t order spirits

Thu 12 Sep 2019

Health warning after spate of bat-related injuries

premium_icon Health warning after spate of bat-related injuries

“IN TWO of our recent cases of bat injuries, the people who handled them thought the bat was dead and harmless, but in one case the bat wasn’t dead..."

Doctor calls for Grim Reaper style ads aimed at drug use

premium_icon Doctor calls for Grim Reaper style ads aimed at drug use

A forensic psychiatrist has called for a repeat of the successful Grim Reaper commercials from the 1980s that raised public awareness over AIDS to be aimed at...

US weighs banning flavoured e-cigarettes

US weighs banning flavoured e-cigarettes

THE US is preparing to ban flavoured e-cigarettes as the CDC investigates 450 cases of lung disease, and five deaths, that may have been caused by vaping.

How the Tweed Hospital is caring for mental health patients

premium_icon How the Tweed Hospital is caring for mental health patients

Data released by the Northern NSW Local Health District Emergency Departments reveals less people in Tweed Heads Hospital for mental health reasons are needing to...

Hospital staff raise grave concerns over IT issues

premium_icon Hospital staff raise grave concerns over IT issues

The state health department says a “planned vendor upgrade” was behind IT issues.

Patients left to wait after hospital tech crash

premium_icon Patients left to wait after hospital tech crash

Doctors and nurses at 14 hospitals had to switch to paper charts and patient wait times blew out after the collapse of a new electronic medical record system.

Wed 11 Sep 2019

UPDATE: Man still fighting for life, approaching third night

premium_icon UPDATE: Man still fighting for life, approaching third night

Man in critical condition after being pulled from the water off the Tweed Coast

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