Health

Sat 18 Jan 2020

‘S**t happens’: a father’s grief explained after loss of son

premium_icon ‘S**t happens’: a father’s grief explained after loss of son

What would Jack Fleming have made of the toast raised to him at his five-year high-school reunion in North Hobart last November?

The disease set to become Australia’s biggest killer

premium_icon The disease set to become Australia’s biggest killer

Australia’s number-one killer is set to be dethroned by the rising rates of dementia, which threatens to affect everyone in the country. See how to get help.

Fri 17 Jan 2020

Mysterious new Chinese virus spreads

Mysterious new Chinese virus spreads

Health authorities in Japan have confirmed the country’s first case of a new SARS-like virus that originated in China and has killed two people.

Snapshot of Australia's water supply

Snapshot of Australia's water supply

Amid a summer of bushfires higher temperatures, here's a look at the current state of play for water supplies across Australia.

Thailand finds second case of new virus

Thailand finds second case of new virus

A second case of the new Chinese coronavirus has been found in Thailand, with a Chinese woman quarantined since her arrival this week.

Assisted dying bill could be brought back to NSW parliament

premium_icon Assisted dying bill could be brought back to NSW parliament

Assisted dying legislation could be brought back to state parliament this year with a group of MPs looking at reviving the divisive issue

Stripper’s $16 Woolies bikini line hack

Stripper’s $16 Woolies bikini line hack

When a stripper shared the secret to her silky smooth shave, Lucy Cocoran was quick to test it out and declared it “better than laser”.

WARNING: The toy you should not be buying your kids

premium_icon WARNING: The toy you should not be buying your kids

Parents are being warned about the dangers of a popular toy banned in Australia after two Townsville youngsters swallowed more than five tiny magnetic balls. SEE...

’Rexona killed my son’: Chroming tore family apart

premium_icon ’Rexona killed my son’: Chroming tore family apart

Mum's mission to stop addictive drug ‘worse than ice’ after her son died of an inhalant addiction.

Thu 16 Jan 2020

‘I’m happy, strong and fit’: How woman lost over 20kg

premium_icon ‘I’m happy, strong and fit’: How woman lost over 20kg

TRANSFORMATION: How South Burnett woman shed weight while gaining confidence with personal trainer’s help.

Tiny number of users smoking most of nation’s weed

premium_icon Tiny number of users smoking most of nation’s weed

A Queensland university study has found that one sixth of cannabis users are responsible for more than three quarters of Australia’s total marijuana consumption.

'It's criminal': Advocate slams NDIS deaths in Darling Downs

premium_icon 'It's criminal': Advocate slams NDIS deaths in Darling Downs

DARLING Downs residents have died waiting to join the National Disability Insurance Scheme, according to a Toowoomba disability advocate.

‘State of shock’: How a dad died on flight

‘State of shock’: How a dad died on flight

The wife of a healthy Australian father-of-three has revealed how he suddenly died while on-board an Air Canada flight.

The shocking amount of time our kids are spending on screens

premium_icon The shocking amount of time our kids are spending on screens

New research has revealed most Sunshine Coast children are spending more than double the amount of recommended time on screens.

Plan to double the price of cask wine

premium_icon Plan to double the price of cask wine

The cost of cask wine would soar under a controversial plan that would change how booze is priced to combat a rise in hospitalisations for alcohol abuse.

'Broken system': NDIS nightmare leaves sports star stranded

premium_icon 'Broken system': NDIS nightmare leaves sports star stranded

A Sunshine Coast Paralympian says she's been left stranded, unable to get home, after being failed by the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Wed 15 Jan 2020

Big myth in protester’s death

Big myth in protester’s death

Wilson Gavin’s death was undeniably tragic – but we’re all ignoring something critical about this sad story, and hiding it helps no one.

Why Stan isn’t fussed about the smoke haze

premium_icon Why Stan isn’t fussed about the smoke haze

The 2014 Australian Open champion has spoken frankly about the issues the nation is facing amid the bushfire crisis.

Smoke may force Flemington shift

Smoke may force Flemington shift

Racing Victoria officials are keeping a close watch on the air quality in Melbourne and could shift Saturday’s Flemington meeting if conditions don’t improve.

‘Secret’ meetings to stop military suicide inquiry

premium_icon ‘Secret’ meetings to stop military suicide inquiry

The grieving mum who has gathered almost 300k signatures for a Royal Commission into military suicides says secret meetings are trying to destroy her campaign.

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