Health

Wed 21 Oct 2020

Drug giant’s brutal blow to Aussie breast cancer patients

Premium Content Drug giant’s brutal blow to Aussie breast cancer patients

Terminally ill breast cancer patients will have to pay $1600 a month for a lifesaving treatment, after the drug company rejected a government subsidy.

AFL star linked to Melbourne hotel quarantine decision

Premium Content AFL star linked to Melbourne hotel quarantine decision

A subcontractor hired to be involved in Melbourne’s hotel COVID quarantine system because of links to an AFL star was accused of inappropriate behaviour towards nurses...

Hillsong founder blasts COVID restrictions

Hillsong founder blasts COVID restrictions

A church leader has ripped into the NSW government, claiming some coronavirus restrictions on religious gatherings border on discrimination.

New twist for Andrews in hotel inquiry

Premium Content New twist for Andrews in hotel inquiry

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been ordered to make another sworn statement to the hotel quarantine inquiry after investigators gained access to his phone...

West Moreton Health CEO investigates following patient death

Premium Content West Moreton Health CEO investigates following patient death

Investigations are under way after an Ipswich Hospital patient passed away while receiving CPR from a staff member

Ship off Coast may have 'never before seen' COVID strain

Ship off Coast may have 'never before seen' COVID strain

Queensland Health is testing crew on a cargo ship off the Sunshine Coast amid reports it could be carrying a strain of COVID-19 never seen before in Australia.

‘It was horrible’: COVID shatters mum’s water birth plan

Premium Content ‘It was horrible’: COVID shatters mum’s water birth plan

Outrage over Mackay Birth Centre plan prompts $800k election promise

Tue 20 Oct 2020

Victoria records one new virus case

Victoria records one new virus case

Victoria has recorded just one new coronavirus infection and no deaths overnight as Melburnians wake to their second day of more freedoms.

The toxic kitchen ingredient putting your health at risk

Premium Content The toxic kitchen ingredient putting your health at risk

It’s promoted as the healthy option, but a new study has found pink salt isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it could even cause serious long-term harm.

Queenslanders downplay deadly melanoma risk

Premium Content Queenslanders downplay deadly melanoma risk

A shocking number of Queenslanders underestimate their melanoma risk, with those at highest danger also the worst at predicting their chances of getting the potentially...

Drastic plan considered for travellers

Drastic plan considered for travellers

The Victorian government is reportedly considering one thing to make sure returned travellers isolate at home that would place less of a need on hotel quarantine.

Patient dies after untrained ‘wardie’ had to do CPR

Premium Content Patient dies after untrained ‘wardie’ had to do CPR

A wardsman has been left traumatised after he was forced to jump in and help a nurse perform CPR on a patient in the emergency department at Ipswich Hospital.

Friends take up battle after life taken too soon

Premium Content Friends take up battle after life taken too soon

A young Ipswich dad’s sudden death has prompted action from his friends and partner

Key government figures face hotel inquiry recall

Premium Content Key government figures face hotel inquiry recall

A number of senior Victorian public servants could be forced to reappear in front of the hotel quarantine inquiry after damning evidence of misleading and incomplete...

Man wakes up after eight years in coma

Man wakes up after eight years in coma

A man who was unable to move or talk due to a brain injury miraculously, but briefly, recovered when he was given a sleeping pill.

Millions in COVID fines, penalties unpaid

Premium Content Millions in COVID fines, penalties unpaid

More than 90 per cent of people hit with hefty covid fines have failed to pay them, with the State Government waiting on millions in unpaid debts.

Breach could stop future international travel

Breach could stop future international travel

Just days after the first flight from New Zealand landed in Australia, a turbulent weekend could see the future of other travel bubbles burst.

‘Still out there’: Fears of undetected cases rise

Premium Content ‘Still out there’: Fears of undetected cases rise

A leading health expert says fragments of coronavirus being found in Maroochydore sewage means people could be unknowingly carrying the virus

Mon 19 Oct 2020

Nurse turned away with nearly severed thumb

Premium Content Nurse turned away with nearly severed thumb

A nurse has been forced to have her badly injured thumb operated on by a surgeon via videolink after she was turned away from a hospital.

Where two leaders stand on euthanasia

Premium Content Where two leaders stand on euthanasia

Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed she would vote to legalise voluntary assisted dying if her Labor government wins a third term at the October 31 election.

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