Health

Fri 13 Dec 2019

How you can be a vital lifeline for others this Christmas

premium_icon How you can be a vital lifeline for others this Christmas

If you have always wanted to give back at Christmas but have not found the right way to do so, pick up a phone and call Lifeline to volunteer.

New hope for stroke sufferers

premium_icon New hope for stroke sufferers

A trial is underway to extend the treatment window for stroke sufferers, with hope that a new clot-busting drug could be the answer. This is how it could work.

The best cures for the hiccups

premium_icon The best cures for the hiccups

Everyone has their own home remedy for the hiccups, but when they hit here’s what you should do

Measles warning after man returns home with disease

Measles warning after man returns home with disease

NSW Health has issued a measles warning after an infected man returned to Sydney from overseas.

‘Average Joe’ plans mammoth journey for drought relief

premium_icon ‘Average Joe’ plans mammoth journey for drought relief

Watching from a far as the region continues to battle through drought and the impacts of fire, Chris Dolan said he wanted to get off the couch and do something.

Asthma trial could save lives

premium_icon Asthma trial could save lives

Researchers will lead a groundbreaking new trial that could save lives and significantly reduce the number of young children hospitalised with severe asthma.

Crackpot anti-vaxxers have no right to object

premium_icon Crackpot anti-vaxxers have no right to object

If you want to see what thumbing your nose at science looks like, Samoa is a miserable example. Absolutely nobody can contest vaccinating their kids anymore.

‘It was like our world was crumbling’

premium_icon ‘It was like our world was crumbling’

Tiny baby Madeline will spend her first Christmas in the hospital after being born months early. Now her mum Wendy has shared the family’s story.

Gen Z driving changes to doctor’s surgeries

premium_icon Gen Z driving changes to doctor’s surgeries

The younger generation is demanding more from its doctor’s surgeries, in a trend that will see major changes to clinics.

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Long sleepers and nappers are at higher risk of strokes

Long sleepers and nappers are at higher risk of strokes

A study has found that people who lie in, take long midday naps or have disrupted sleep all have a higher risk of suffering strokes.

Aussies donate skin for volcano survivors

Aussies donate skin for volcano survivors

Special 'allograft' skin has been sent to New Zealand from Australia to help the survivors of the White Island volcanic eruption.

Mystery mozzie bite leaves father on life support

premium_icon Mystery mozzie bite leaves father on life support

Worried friends and family of popular hairdresser Dez Ginns are pleading for help to deal with his debilitating virus that has him on life support.

Kids left stranded by health bureaucrats

premium_icon Kids left stranded by health bureaucrats

One of the state’s busiest youth mental health units is still without a full-time psychologist, leaving parents at their wit’s end

Doctor’s ‘life saving’ $1.50 hangover cure

Doctor’s ‘life saving’ $1.50 hangover cure

Love the Christmas festivities, but dread the hangovers? You’re not alone. But one GP has revealed the easy trick he swears by.

Dodgy cosmetic clinics spark social media warning

premium_icon Dodgy cosmetic clinics spark social media warning

Booming numbers of dodgy underground cosmetic quacks across Victoria has led to a new social media campaign warning patients of the dangers

Star’s unusual confession about her kids

Star’s unusual confession about her kids

Hollywood glamour Megan Fox has revealed she sends her three children, boys aged between three and seven, to an “organic, vegan school”.

Bright spot in state’s melanoma emergency

premium_icon Bright spot in state’s melanoma emergency

The downside of living in the sun is Queenslanders’ high rate of melanoma, and hospital admissions have tripled. But there’s a silver lining to this statistic.

Why your health fund premiums are rising again

premium_icon Why your health fund premiums are rising again

Questions are being asked about how the average health insurance premium rise figure is calculated as the three biggest funds reveal rising costs.

Lismore mum, son recovering after kidney transplant

premium_icon Lismore mum, son recovering after kidney transplant

AFTER an “anxious” lead-up to the surgeries, which were performed in Sydney, the Battistas are now in recovery mode.

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Driver felt ‘body conk out’ on motorway

Driver felt ‘body conk out’ on motorway

A motorist shares her terrifying experience of driving fatigued after a 12-hour shift, warning of the dangers as the Christmas holidays near.

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