Health

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Incredible new feature on lifesaving drone

premium_icon Incredible new feature on lifesaving drone

A MAJOR drawback which plagued surf lifesaving drones has finally been fixed, with a new model wowing audiences when it was unveiled on the Gold Coast today.

Stab to the neck ‘had a positive impact’ on victim

premium_icon Stab to the neck ‘had a positive impact’ on victim

A Gold Coast man stabbed in the neck by a former teacher has told a court it was one of the best things that had happened to him.

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Surprising 20km Medicare rule you need to know

Surprising 20km Medicare rule you need to know

A DANGEROUS assumption about Medicare is costing Australian holiday-makers thousands. Here’s where they’re getting caught out.

Heart Foundation’s shock new diet rules

premium_icon Heart Foundation’s shock new diet rules

The Heart Foundation has some good and bad news in its revamped dietary rules. And the new guidelines on what you can and can’t eat will surprise many.

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Scott stroke leaves Cowboys in shock

premium_icon Scott stroke leaves Cowboys in shock

Retiring North Queensland legend Matt Scott has been hospitalised after suffering a mild stroke on Sunday.

Pete Evans’ crazy new claims

Pete Evans’ crazy new claims

He’s said sunscreen is toxic and promoted a dangerous baby broth, now celebrity chef Pete Evans is at it again with his strangest claim yet.

‘Terrible tragedy’: Home And Away actor found dead

premium_icon ‘Terrible tragedy’: Home And Away actor found dead

Former and current cast and crew of Home And Away have expressed their shock after the body of soap star Ben Unwin was found on a remote property in northern NSW.

Boy mauled by ‘crazy’ kangaroo

Boy mauled by ‘crazy’ kangaroo

A father has described the moment he was forced to intervene after his five-year-old son was attacked by a massive kangaroo in his backyard.

The 'silent health epidemic' impacting seniors

premium_icon The 'silent health epidemic' impacting seniors

Malnutrition among older Australian's is an issue hovering under the radar. It has inspired a new eBook to tackle this escalating dilemma

Wave of aid on way for drought blues

premium_icon Wave of aid on way for drought blues

MENTAL health services are on the rise as concerns grow for Southern Downs residents battling disastrous conditions.

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Weighing up private health cover

premium_icon Weighing up private health cover

The soaring costs of private health insurance cover is causing more Australians to drop their cover and rely on the public system. So is it worth having?

How a quick text saved Mervyn’s life

premium_icon How a quick text saved Mervyn’s life

Four blank texts were enough for Karen Roper to know that something wasn’t right — what she did next saved her husband’s life.

Axe attacker’s sentence increased

Axe attacker’s sentence increased

The woman who attacked three strangers in a 7-Eleven with an axe will spend an extra five years in jail after her sentence was successfully appealed.

Man dies in early morning incident with cane train

premium_icon Man dies in early morning incident with cane train

Police will prepare a report for the coroner after the death of a mill worker on a Far North street over the weekend.

Four words doing even more harm to abuse victims

Four words doing even more harm to abuse victims

AN abuse victim was finally able to tell her story after a nine-year silence. But there are four words that still trouble her.

Boost to pair of NDIS providers

premium_icon Boost to pair of NDIS providers

More than $24,000 has been allocated to two Bowen NDIS providers.

MSF in damage control after workplace accidents

premium_icon MSF in damage control after workplace accidents

THE electrocution death of a worker at Goldsborough is the latest in a series of MSF Sugar workplace incidents. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES

Sun 18 Aug 2019

Risky obsession snaring Aussie men

Risky obsession snaring Aussie men

WHAT begins as a pursuit for the perfect body can spiral into a dangerous obsession for many blokes, leading to serious social and health consequences.

Unique veterans rehab program gets national recognition

premium_icon Unique veterans rehab program gets national recognition

'All the other nominees are large scale groups that have employees... that take very nice wages. We donate our (wages) to this'

Killer flu season stumps experts

Killer flu season stumps experts

AS THE killer flu season reaches record heights, claiming 430 lives, health authorities are scrambling to find out why.

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