Health

Sun 23 Feb 2020

Scary development in virus spread

Scary development in virus spread

A frightening discovery at the coronavirus epicentre means the deadly contagion may be able to spread a lot more easily than first thought.

Australia’s ‘dumb’ reaction to angry firey

Australia’s ‘dumb’ reaction to angry firey

Australians jumped to the defence of angry firey Paul Parker who ripped into the PM. But when we found out more, the reaction quickly changed.

‘We take one day at a time’: Life with a brain tumour

premium_icon ‘We take one day at a time’: Life with a brain tumour

Mackay’s Lauren Watts’ illnesses are inspiring her to shave her hair this weekend to support those with cancer

Sat 22 Feb 2020

Students in China can apply for virus travel ban exemption

premium_icon Students in China can apply for virus travel ban exemption

Over 700 Chinese high school students stuck in China due to the coronavirus travel ban will be able to apply for an exemption to re-enter Australia

Aussies’ major coronavirus breakthrough

Aussies’ major coronavirus breakthrough

Researchers from the University of Queensland say they have met a key milestone in response to fighting the deadly coronavirus.

‘Doctors thought I was too young to have cancer’

premium_icon ‘Doctors thought I was too young to have cancer’

A young Townsville woman is urging other women to “know their bodies” and press their doctors for a lifesaving test after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of...

More Diamond Princess evacuees to Darwin test positive

premium_icon More Diamond Princess evacuees to Darwin test positive

FOUR more evacuees to Darwin from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for coronavirus

‘Could be messy’: Panic as virus explodes

‘Could be messy’: Panic as virus explodes

The coronavirus death toll has passed 2200, with violent scenes in Ukraine of protesters attacking evacuees blamed on “fake news”.

‘Shock’ after chemo test refused Medicare subsidy

premium_icon ‘Shock’ after chemo test refused Medicare subsidy

A test that can tell whether a breast cancer patient needs chemotherapy has been refused a Medicare subsidy angering support groups.

How coronavirus will hurt us the most

premium_icon How coronavirus will hurt us the most

Containing the spread of coronavirus is one thing – but there’s no stopping the outbreak’s economic fallout. From product shortages to industry bailouts, here’s where...

Lyell’s legacy: Wife shares nine week melanoma journey

premium_icon Lyell’s legacy: Wife shares nine week melanoma journey

“Lyell thought he had pulled a muscle in his back so he went to the doctor and after several X-rays and scans, four days later he was diagnosed.”

Darwin quarantine “like a sh-thole and govt has conned us”

premium_icon Darwin quarantine “like a sh-thole and govt has conned us”

NO TV, no alcohol allowed, water and bed linen shortage – some of the issues a NSW couple, who tested negative for coronavirus, are dealing with.

Virus breakthrough as two Queenslanders test positive

premium_icon Virus breakthrough as two Queenslanders test positive

Two Queenslanders who were on a quarantined cruise ship have tested positive to coronavirus after they were evacuated to Australia.

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Qld records sixth measles case for 2020

Qld records sixth measles case for 2020

A man flew on two international flights this week before arriving in Brisbane on Tuesday morning while unknowingly infectious with measles.

Final straw for quarantined cruise couple

premium_icon Final straw for quarantined cruise couple

A couple say there’s going to be a “f---ing riot” after making a grim discovery in their new Darwin quarantine camp.

Cafe slugged $15k for roach infestation

premium_icon Cafe slugged $15k for roach infestation

Southside cafe also had holes in the kitchen walls and no on-site thermometer to monitor food temperatures.

Cult $3 product almost costs boy his sight

premium_icon Cult $3 product almost costs boy his sight

A cult Kmart product that priced at just $3 nearly cost one boy his sight after a shock incident landed him in hospital.

Mum to royal commission: ‘I was told to abort my son’

premium_icon Mum to royal commission: ‘I was told to abort my son’

Toni Mitchell tells how doctors told her to terminate her son with a disability - Joshy - after her ultrasound nearly 20 years ago.

Young mum’s pain, struck down with ’severe’ disease

premium_icon Young mum’s pain, struck down with ’severe’ disease

A Sunshine Coast mum who unknowingly had a rare and debilitating disease for months must now travel overseas for life-changing treatment.

Baby Kaiden out of coma and giggling with siblings

premium_icon Baby Kaiden out of coma and giggling with siblings

The beautiful moment a grieving husband hears his son giggle from hospital bed.

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