Health

Thu 17 Oct 2019

Girl dies in mum's arms from toxic shock syndrome

Girl dies in mum's arms from toxic shock syndrome

Just three days after her 19th birthday - Maddy passed away from the most unexpected reason.

HEALTH ALERT: Third case of measles in month

HEALTH ALERT: Third case of measles in month

The third case of measles on the Sunshine Coast in a month has been reported in a man from New Zealand who spent time in Noosa while infectious.

Welfare drug test laws on way to Senate

Welfare drug test laws on way to Senate

Draft laws forcing some Australians on welfare to undergo drug tests are on the way to the Senate after passing the first hurdle of parliament on Thursday

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Doctors find woman in agonising pain has two vaginas

Doctors find woman in agonising pain has two vaginas

For years Molly-Rose Taylor suffered agonising periods — but when the 19-year-old had sex for the first time she found two where most have one.

Eight new measles cases triggers public health alert

Eight new measles cases triggers public health alert

Eight new measles cases have been reported, triggering a public health alert for Brisbane’s southside.

Teen dies suddenly in holiday tragedy

Teen dies suddenly in holiday tragedy

A family is devastated after a teenage girl died suddenly on holiday after being diagnosed with mumps, a virus with a very low fatality rate.

Mon 14 Oct 2019

'You failed me': Sex act joke that led to rape

'You failed me': Sex act joke that led to rape

Sophie said “no” every time her boyfriend joked about performing a particular sex act on her. One drunken night, he raped her and did it anyway.

Why mum locked teen daughter in box

Why mum locked teen daughter in box

A single mother has revealed the heartbreaking reason she kept her daughter locked in a home made “prison” every night for two years.

‘It’s a tragedy’: Woolies’ ‘critical’ plea

‘It’s a tragedy’: Woolies’ ‘critical’ plea

The CEO of the country’s largest employer has urged corporate Australia to step up to fight the “biggest challenge” businesses face.

Sun 13 Oct 2019

Man dies after home power cut

Man dies after home power cut

A MAN whose life depended on a constant supply of oxygen died just 12 minutes after the power to his home was cut, authorities say.

Shocking find in man’s stomach

Shocking find in man’s stomach

Daniel was 37 when doctors discovered something horrifying in his abdomen. If it weren't for a chance encounter on the internet, he'd have ignored it.

Big change coming for heart health checks

Big change coming for heart health checks

A change is coming for all Australians after a major Heart Foundation and News Corp campaign win — and it’s set to save more lives.

Sat 12 Oct 2019

True cost of ‘free’ Facebook revealed

True cost of ‘free’ Facebook revealed

For years Facebook proclaimed it was “free and always will be”, but a study suggests the social media site is an expensive addiction.

Flesh-eating disease spreads to second Australian state

Flesh-eating disease spreads to second Australian state

The flesh-eating ulcer which broke out in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula has jumped states and afflicted a new community in far north Queensland

Warning sign you can’t ignore

Warning sign you can’t ignore

We’ve all felt a knot in our stomach before a big day at work but there’s one key difference between everyday worry and something much more serious.

Tziporah’s shock 50kg weight loss

Tziporah’s shock 50kg weight loss

Former 90s cover girl Tziporah Malkah, who was once engaged to James Packer, is set to unveil her dramatic body transformation.

Mum shares photos of drug-addict son's spiral into hell

Mum shares photos of drug-addict son's spiral into hell

Jennifer Salfen-Tracy has shared heartbreaking photos of her drug-addicted son, taken just seven months apart. He looks unrecognisable.

Fri 11 Oct 2019

Deaf woman feels broken, isolated and forgotten in aged care

Deaf woman feels broken, isolated and forgotten in aged care

Royal commission lawyers say the absence of sign language interpreting services in the federal government's aged care system is disturbing and unacceptable.

Buying home affects mental health

Buying home affects mental health

With more than half Aussie property buyers saying it affected their well-being, while research also revealed some common points of frustration.

Don't feed your dogs these foods

Don't feed your dogs these foods

There are several human foods that are dangerous for dogs, but there’s plenty they’re fine to eat. Some might even surprise you.

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