Health

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Hospital site petition is gaining traction

Hospital site petition is gaining traction

Relocate Tweed Valley Hospital members are confident of gaining the 10,000 signatures required to have their plight heard in Parliament.

Take STI test for VIP entry to Splendour in the Grass

Take STI test for VIP entry to Splendour in the Grass

SPLENDOUR in the Grass revellers will be asked to take a sexually transmitted infection (STI) test, in exchange for entry into a VIP area.

The $2b system doomed to fail

The $2b system doomed to fail

CRITICS have warned the government’s new health database could have a “chilling effect” after it ignored warning signs from the UK’s failed rollout.

The kids aren’t alright

premium_icon The kids aren’t alright

PARENTS should get help for their mentally ill kids long before they reach desperation point, writes Jane Fynes-Clinton. We need to do better.

Children want say in custody battles

premium_icon Children want say in custody battles

MOST children in separated families want to be heard in the decision on where they live in custody battles, a new report shows.

Race row student dead after fatal fit

premium_icon Race row student dead after fatal fit

A STUDENT who dressed as a World War II concentration camp victim at an anti-PC party has been found dead amid online outrage over his costume.

Mum sues after drinking 'oven cleaner cure'

Mum sues after drinking 'oven cleaner cure'

A WOMAN who was accidentally given oven cleaner to drink to cure hiccups is fighting for compensation.

Young sufferer advocates for diabetes research funding

Young sufferer advocates for diabetes research funding

Type 1 diabetes has a big impact on Ethan Galpin's life.

Health dollars splashed on social media queens

premium_icon Health dollars splashed on social media queens

Taxpayers have forked out more than half a million dollars in the past 18 months for social media influencers to post photos promoting women’s health.

Woman sues over ‘oven cleaner cure’

premium_icon Woman sues over ‘oven cleaner cure’

A WOMAN who swallowed a spoonful of oven cleaner after allegedly being offered a cure for her hiccups is suing a Gold Coast restaurant for millions.

‘People will die’ under pharmacy scheme

premium_icon ‘People will die’ under pharmacy scheme

QUEENSLAND’S peak doctors’ body has warned of fatal consequences if the State Government hands doctors’ powers to pharmacists.

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Trust them with my medical info? Not a chance

premium_icon Trust them with my medical info? Not a chance

I’M not trusting my medical records to the mob from the 2016 Census. They risk being hacked or inadvertently dumped by some knucklehead in Canberra: Paul Syvret

Donor’s mishap leaves bad blood

premium_icon Donor’s mishap leaves bad blood

A DONOR is suing the Red Cross blood service after an injury she says has cost her her livelihood — and could have been prevented.

Rule that helped me lose 22kg

Rule that helped me lose 22kg

IT WASN’T until Courtney stumbled across the 80/20 rule that she found a weight loss approach which actually worked for her.

Growing demand for organic food prompts family project

Growing demand for organic food prompts family project

HE SWORE he'd never be a farmer, but now this man is leading a foodie movment from small beginnings to bring something Warwick's never had.

Uproar over access to children’s My Health Records

premium_icon Uproar over access to children’s My Health Records

ANGRY parents say they are unable to opt their kids out of the controversial My Health system. And that’s not the only issue that’s causing major concern.

Ambos ‘afraid’ to raise mental health issues

premium_icon Ambos ‘afraid’ to raise mental health issues

Queensland ambulance workers are too afraid to raise mental health issues with senior management for fear of repercussions, a Senate committee has heard.

Life is great in the Sunshine State, but...

premium_icon Life is great in the Sunshine State, but...

THEY might live in the best place on Earth, but Queenslanders still feel like they’re missing out on something.

Wed 18 Jul 2018

Fitzy’s ‘heartbreak’ 10 years after stillbirth

Fitzy’s ‘heartbreak’ 10 years after stillbirth

HE’S the radio funnyman whose social media is filled with snaps of his two sons. Now, Fitzy has revealed the moment he had to say goodbye to his daughter.

Video footage emerges of 'freak' injury to Coast AFL star

premium_icon Video footage emerges of 'freak' injury to Coast AFL star

ONE of the Sunshine Coast's most promising AFL stars has vowed to defy the doctor's orders and play the game he loves again.

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