Health

Mon 12 Aug 2019

'A cotton bud nearly killed me': Aussie mum's warning

'A cotton bud nearly killed me': Aussie mum's warning

It's something most of us have done at least once, despite repeatedly being told not to. For Jasmine, this common bathroom habit very nearly killed her.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Waiting times targeted by NDIS review

HAVE YOUR SAY: Waiting times targeted by NDIS review

THE laws and rules guiding the National Disability Insurance Scheme will go under the microscope, in an effort to reduce wait times for participants.

Sun 11 Aug 2019

‘Tragic reason I can’t have sex’

‘Tragic reason I can’t have sex’

FOR years, they had a healthy sex life — but three years ago, something so terrible happened, this woman has found sex impossible.

Gross find hiding in woman’s ‘pimple’

Gross find hiding in woman’s ‘pimple’

When a mum discovered a “pimple” on her leg, she left it alone. But for 10 years, it kept growing. WARNING: Graphic content

Thu 8 Aug 2019

The big change Australia needs to make

The big change Australia needs to make

A new report has highlighted how much people’s eating habits are costing them, and what they can gain from making changes.

Wed 7 Aug 2019

Media sparks action on aged complaints

Media sparks action on aged complaints

THE aged care royal commission is examining the federal health department's response to 20 allegations of physical and sexual assaults at three facilities.

Weekend reno leads to death sentence

Weekend reno leads to death sentence

A man who renovated his family home and contracted terminal cancer has won a record $3 million payout in a landmark case for Australia.

Tue 6 Aug 2019

Mum’s horror final hours of life

Mum’s horror final hours of life

MAREIA Teh’s daughter watched her die in utter agony, helpless and without options. Haunted by the tragedy, she started walking and kept going.

Urgent calls for O-negative blood donors

Urgent calls for O-negative blood donors

The Red Cross Blood Service is calling on people with the rare O-negative blood type to donate as reserves are critically low.

Mon 5 Aug 2019

Truckie's foot crushed, amputated after being run over twice

Truckie's foot crushed, amputated after being run over twice

A TRUCK driver had to have a toe amputated after being twice run over in a Melbourne Spotlight warehouse, with the retailer subsequently fined $150,000.

Mum first to use Aussie euthanasia laws

Mum first to use Aussie euthanasia laws

A mother-of-three has emerged as the first person in Victoria to use the state’s new law for assisted dying, after it was passed in 2017.

Newton-John on those death rumours

Newton-John on those death rumours

Olivia Newton-John has opened up about her illness, her fight for life, and what she thought when she read she was supposedly close to death.

Fri 2 Aug 2019

Heartless email to grieving mum

Heartless email to grieving mum

A MUM has shared her horror at discovering her maternity leave had been cancelled when her baby was stillborn, in a cruel but completely legal way.

Michael and Kyly Clarke’s health scare nightmare

Michael and Kyly Clarke’s health scare nightmare

In an emotional tell-all, cricket icon Michael Clarke and wife Kyly revealed a “scary” moment involving three-year-old daughter Kelsey-Lee.

Thu 1 Aug 2019

Awful diagnosis after ‘normal’ check-up

Awful diagnosis after ‘normal’ check-up

It’s something young Aussies don’t really think about, but after going through four surgeries, Kayleigh Cuthbert hopes they will reconsider.

Shock discovery behind teacher’s ‘pimple’

Shock discovery behind teacher’s ‘pimple’

A 24-year-old teacher knew something was wrong when a tiny “pimple” under her left eye would not go away. The reason why shocked her.

Wed 31 Jul 2019

Mum's incredible battle with epilepsy

Mum's incredible battle with epilepsy

KATE Donald could have been dead had it not been for these text messages that helped save her life.

Scary photo shows drug ‘eating away’ brain

Scary photo shows drug ‘eating away’ brain

A scan of a regular cocaine user has been shared by doctors, showing the class A drug as it “eats away” at a patient’s brain.

Disgusting find inside mum’s mattress

Disgusting find inside mum’s mattress

It’s rare that people take a good hard look at what’s lurking under their beds, but this mum braved the job and was shocked.

Tue 30 Jul 2019

Mystery condition haunting woman

Mystery condition haunting woman

ELEANOR Naughton’s brain has trained her to be in pain all the time and it’s so bad she can’t remember an hour without being in agony.

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