Health

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.

Man dies eating hot fishcake

Man dies eating hot fishcake

A wedding venue manager has tragically died in a freak accident at work, after suffocating on a hot fishcake he was taste tasting.

WHY WE CARE: National Carers Week is back

WHY WE CARE: National Carers Week is back

National Carers Week is back again, from October 13 to 19, showing the many unpaid carers 'Why We Care'.

Woman’s horror ‘internal decapitation’ risk

Woman’s horror ‘internal decapitation’ risk

This woman risks internal decapitation every time she moves. Her horror condition leaves her bedridden for 20 hours a day.

Thu 10 Oct 2019

Most obese Aussie suburbs named

Most obese Aussie suburbs named

Health researchers have crunched the numbers and found the suburbs weighing in with the highest rates of obesity across the country.

‘Cry breaks’ at work expose hidden crisis

‘Cry breaks’ at work expose hidden crisis

Michelle Janssen always struggled to relax, but when thoughts of catastrophe began popping into her head regularly, it exposed a much bigger problem.

How to tell if someone around you is struggling

How to tell if someone around you is struggling

Spotting the signs of someone in a mental health crisis can be difficult, because many people find it hard to reach out. Here’s how you can help someone

Wed 9 Oct 2019

'Drink-spike' club owner blasted for ‘half-arsed’ apology

'Drink-spike' club owner blasted for ‘half-arsed’ apology

A Perth nightclub owner has been blasted for his “half-arsed” apology after making vile comments about a teen who said her drink was spiked.

Ice house? Your home could be full of methamphetamine toxins

Ice house? Your home could be full of methamphetamine toxins

The secret history of your home could be hiding a toxic contamination, and current detection methods might not be enough.

Eighth Queensland measles case in two weeks

Eighth Queensland measles case in two weeks

Two more measles cases have been reported in Queensland — with the latest victims visiting Brisbane hospital emergency departments before they were diagnosed.

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