Health

Mon 15 Jul 2019

Healthy living may reduce dementia risk

Healthy living may reduce dementia risk

A STUDY has found that people who practise healthy lifestyles can reduce the genetic risk of developing dementia.

‘Just black claws’: How flu turned deadly

‘Just black claws’: How flu turned deadly

One moment, little Mia Wilkinson was a girl like any other. The next, a seemingly harmless illness turned her skin black and almost killed her.

Thu 11 Jul 2019

Daughter rocked by aged care discovery

Daughter rocked by aged care discovery

An elderly resident at an aged care home had maggots in an infected wound on her foot before she died, the royal commission has found. Warning: graphic.

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Mum's emotional battle with son's shock diagnosis

Mum's emotional battle with son's shock diagnosis

Eileen’s niggling doubts didn’t start until Charlie's 18-month check-up when she began to feel concerned he wasn't meeting his developmental milestones.

Devastating reason for girl’s ‘clumsiness’

Devastating reason for girl’s ‘clumsiness’

WHEN the parents of a little girl noticed she was getting a “little bit clumsy” they had no idea of the heartbreaking reason why.

Man’s horrifying shower mistake

Man’s horrifying shower mistake

A man who followed the same morning routine was horrified to find his daily shower ritual had a devastating cost. WARNING: Graphic

Disturbing video trend making millions

Disturbing video trend making millions

These bogus videos are all over the internet, and those who post them can profit handsomely. Now social media networks are fighting back.

Tue 9 Jul 2019

Aussie couple infected by parasite while on holiday

Aussie couple infected by parasite while on holiday

When a healthy mum got so tired she couldn’t get out of bed, major alarm bells rang. She had no idea something was lurking “inside” her.

Wrong man’s life support switched off

Wrong man’s life support switched off

A grieving family consented to taking a complete stranger off life support in a horrible case of mistaken identity.

‘Teaspoon is lethal’ in natural product

‘Teaspoon is lethal’ in natural product

Caffeine and green tea are among the most dangerous supplements in common use where even a tiny teaspoon can kill, a health expert has warned.

Mon 8 Jul 2019

Mum's nicotine kills 19-month-old toddler

Mum's nicotine kills 19-month-old toddler

A 19-month-old boy has died after consuming his mother's liquid nicotine, in a tragedy attributed to a "momentary lapse of vigilance" by a coroner.

Man’s freak caffeine death sparks plea

Man’s freak caffeine death sparks plea

THE family of a 21-year-old man from NSW have issued an urgent warning to others over his sudden death from caffeine toxicity.

Jet ski horror: ‘Water filled with blood’

Jet ski horror: ‘Water filled with blood’

IT was supposed to be a day of swimming with girlfriends at the beach. But a decision to ride a jet ski with a stranger changed Tessa’s life.

Teen dies two days after getting the flu

Teen dies two days after getting the flu

Family and friends are in shock after Crystal-Lee Wightley, a 13-year-old schoolgirl in Victoria, died from the flu last week.

Sun 7 Jul 2019

Why X-rated sex toy review went viral

Why X-rated sex toy review went viral

A hilarious review of a woman’s personal massager gained global attention this week but it wasn’t the laughs that made it go viral, says Nadia Bokody.

Gross ice cream licker copycat emerges

Gross ice cream licker copycat emerges

A Walmart shopper gargling mouthwash and spitting it back into the bottle has emerged in the wake of the ice cream licking incident.

Sat 6 Jul 2019

Why you must check your health cover

Why you must check your health cover

Private health insurance changes are under way but some say the new “simpler” tiered system is just as confusing as health cover has always been.

Quality of life a challenge for aged care

Quality of life a challenge for aged care

The aged care royal commission will investigate quality of care and quality of life issues during a public hearing beginning in Darwin on Monday.

Fri 5 Jul 2019

Huge cost of dying in Australia

Huge cost of dying in Australia

MANY Aussies feel that funerals are getting more expensive every year, but there is one major mistake people are making that is sending costs soaring.

Australia’s mental health crisis laid bare

Australia’s mental health crisis laid bare

Annual figures show thousands are hospitalised for mental health treatment — and patient numbers are growing, adding strain to health budgets.

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