Health

Thu 1 Oct 2020

Care homes had no virus plan and ‘deplorable’ conditions

Premium Content Care homes had no virus plan and ‘deplorable’ conditions

There was no plan for handling coronavirus in nursing homes, according to a scathing royal commission report after 641 people died in aged care facilities.

Elderly grandmother with dementia denied home quarantine

Premium Content Elderly grandmother with dementia denied home quarantine

A pensioner with severe dementia who is fleeing an unsafe home environment has been denied a request to quarantine at her daughter’s Mudjimba address.

No more lockdowns, says Qld health boss

No more lockdowns, says Qld health boss

Qld’s Chief Health Officer is so confident of their contact tracing system and protocols that the state will not go back into lockdown in another outbreak.

Murder charge after daughter dies from head lice infestation

Murder charge after daughter dies from head lice infestation

A girl’s case of head lice was so horrific, it’s believed to have caused her death. Now her parents have been charged with her murder. WARNING: Graphic content.

Getting out and about can stop drug abuse

Premium Content Getting out and about can stop drug abuse

New research by James Cook University shows exercise that is enjoyable helps steer young drug and alcohol abusers away from their addictions.

REACH OUT: Victims encouraged to seek help

Premium Content REACH OUT: Victims encouraged to seek help

There is no cookie-cutter approach to helping heal a victim of sexual assault, a women's support worker says, but reaching out for help is the key.

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