Health

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Should we take vitamins? Finally an answer

Should we take vitamins? Finally an answer

ALMOST one billion people around the world take vitamins — but despite the apparent health benifts, how good are they?

Mermaid Latte latest health food craze

Mermaid Latte latest health food craze

Colourful coffees made on soy, lactose-free, almond and coconut milk

Thu 12 Jul 2018

VACCINATION FEARS: 'Don't let this happen to my kids'

VACCINATION FEARS: 'Don't let this happen to my kids'

TERRIFYING disease turned this man's eye black and almost cost him his life. Now he wonders why state won't follow vaccination lead.

Health authorities issue measles alert

Health authorities issue measles alert

A MEASLES alert has been issued after a child was diagnosed with the virus after a flight into Brisbane from the Philippines.

‘Unattractive and worthless’: Gym slammed

‘Unattractive and worthless’: Gym slammed

AN Adelaide gym has been told it “should be ashamed” after posting a “disgusting” and “horrible” ad.

The insidious, unknown STD on the rise

The insidious, unknown STD on the rise

YOU probably haven’t heard of this sexually transmitted disease yet, but experts are warning it is spreading rapidly and could lead to infertility.

Wed 11 Jul 2018

How one adorable wolfhound helps other animals stay alive

How one adorable wolfhound helps other animals stay alive

RESCUED from a paddock in the bush, this little puppy grew a big heart and found his calling to help Warwick vets help other animals in need.

Domestic and family violence services echo waiting concerns

Domestic and family violence services echo waiting concerns

CONCERNS for wait times for mental health are echoed through Whitsunday Counselling and Support, whose core services help those suffering from domestic violence

Time is of the essence for mental health

Time is of the essence for mental health

WHITSUNDAY residents trying to access mental health services are facing a minimum of six weeks wait for counselling services.

Toxic masculinity: why country boys are so angry

Toxic masculinity: why country boys are so angry

Teenage boys living in the country grow up believing they have to be aggressive, new research has shown.

Tue 10 Jul 2018

Hologram doctors? Seniors to stay at home longer in trial

Hologram doctors? Seniors to stay at home longer in trial

A NEW trial could offer a look into the future with hologram doctors assisting Australian seniors living independently in their homes for longer.

Push for changes to cigarette packs

Push for changes to cigarette packs

NEW warnings could be added to cigarette packets after an Australian study found that people remain unaware of all the risks associated with smoking.

Vaccine off the table for Queensland

Vaccine off the table for Queensland

Queensland Health has ruled out expanding the meningococcal vaccination program, despite the state having among the highest rates in the country.

Invisible women: Doctor fights to turn the tide for seniors

Invisible women: Doctor fights to turn the tide for seniors

DR SUSAN Mitchell's role recognises the depth of the crisis now and into the future for our women who have given their all to have so very little left.

Mon 9 Jul 2018

Secret benefit of one extra hour’s sleep

Secret benefit of one extra hour’s sleep

WE ALL know we’ll feel better if we get to bed earlier, but there’s one benefit extra sleep will give us that will surprise you.

Aussies suffering from social jetlag

Aussies suffering from social jetlag

ONE in three Australians are experiencing “social jet lag” due to sleep deprivation and the use of smartphones before bedtime.

Deadly bacterial outbreak sparks food recall in Australia

Deadly bacterial outbreak sparks food recall in Australia

A DEADLY bacterial outbreak has led to the urgent recall of nine frozen food products, with health authorities urging people to check their freezers.

Diner’s rant: ‘Gluten-free is not a fad diet’

Diner’s rant: ‘Gluten-free is not a fad diet’

A MELBOURNE woman has lashed out at a restaurant for failing to properly label its food. She says she’s sick of playing Russian roulette with her health.

Government pledges to streamline aged care access

Government pledges to streamline aged care access

AGEING is inevitable. So deciding to access aged care should be one of the simplest choices older Australians can make.

Tourist’s shock over $25k hospital bill

Tourist’s shock over $25k hospital bill

THEIR baby was taken to hospital but received no treatment and was discharged after just a few hours. Two years later, they received a puzzling bill.

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