Health

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Cancer drug breakthrough proves bittersweet for Coast widow

Cancer drug breakthrough proves bittersweet for Coast widow

NEWS of a cancer drug funding breakthrough initially came as a kick in the teeth for a Coast grandmother widowed by asbestos.

Oncologist backs push to make key drug affordable

Oncologist backs push to make key drug affordable

COAST oncologist Dr Hong Shue says the handful of mesothelioma patients taking Keytruda under his direction are responding to the drug.

Mon 16 Apr 2018

Flesh-eating bacteria epidemic ‘exploding’

Flesh-eating bacteria epidemic ‘exploding’

A FLESH-eating bacteria common in Africa is rapidly increasing in number in parts of Australia. WARNING: Graphic images.

Jellyfish victim: ‘Just let me die mum, it’s too much’

Jellyfish victim: ‘Just let me die mum, it’s too much’

A TEENAGER who was stung by the world’s deadliest jellyfish has finally left hospital after two weeks of agonising pain.

'Heartbroken' daughter's final gift for her dying dad

'Heartbroken' daughter's final gift for her dying dad

"I JUST want to do everything I can to help him go and do anything, I just don't want to sit here and wait"

‘My ex is trying to stop me using my eggs’

‘My ex is trying to stop me using my eggs’

AT 42 Ilissa Watnik is ready to become a mother before it’s too late, but her ex-boyfriend is preventing her from using frozen eggs they fertilised together.

How music saved the soul of Caloundra man

How music saved the soul of Caloundra man

A COAST man was bedridden with chronic fatigue but discovering music turned his life around.

Sun 15 Apr 2018

Cutting-edge surgery to leave wheelchair behind

Cutting-edge surgery to leave wheelchair behind

Aisling Crehan is moving heaven and earth to see her daughter Ciara take those first steps at the age of four.

Cruise Tragedy: ‘Husband tried to save her’

Cruise Tragedy: ‘Husband tried to save her’

POLICE have detailed the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Brisbane mother of three Natasha Schofield onboard a P&O cruise ship.

Death Rattle: Chilling signs you’re about to die

Death Rattle: Chilling signs you’re about to die

ACCORDING to experts, the ‘death rattle’ is one of the signs that your time is coming to an end and death is near.

Fri 13 Apr 2018

Why I’m proud to be a Pink Lady

Why I’m proud to be a Pink Lady

BEING diagnosed with breast cancer 14 years ago could have been a lonely experience. Instead I found comfort in being part of an incredible support network of...

Yellow Wiggle Emma stepping down to treat endometriosis

Yellow Wiggle Emma stepping down to treat endometriosis

EMMA Watkins, who is better known as the Yellow Wiggle, has revealed she will be taking time out to have surgery for a painful and chronic condition.

Study finds employers should let workers sleep-in

Study finds employers should let workers sleep-in

Employers should let workers have lie-ins to stop them dying early, research finds

Baby born four years after parents died in car crash

Baby born four years after parents died in car crash

Frozen embryos used after grandparents won long legal battle for right to the fertilised eggs

Thu 12 Apr 2018

The new rules you need to know if you use e-cigarettes

The new rules you need to know if you use e-cigarettes

THE Health Minister has announced new regulations, which come into effect in July.

Devastation as son with 'beautiful smile' takes own life

Devastation as son with 'beautiful smile' takes own life

Riley Owen, 18, ended his hard-fought battle against the 'personal demons' that plagued him for years.

Wed 11 Apr 2018

Easy lunch ideas to lose weight

Easy lunch ideas to lose weight

THE key to weight loss isn’t starving yourself. To stop yourself from heading to the vending machine this arvo, try these options for lunch.

Brave Magpie reveals dad’s heartbreaking Alzheimer’s battle

Brave Magpie reveals dad’s heartbreaking Alzheimer’s battle

Collingwood youngster Ben Crocker has bravely opened up on the difficulties of his father Paul’s early onset Alzheimer’s disease

‘Healthy’ ice cream brand worth $2 billion

‘Healthy’ ice cream brand worth $2 billion

IT’S low in sugar, contains natural ingredients and has almost a third of the calories in regular ice cream — and people cannot get enough of it.

Donating poo could earn you $13,000 a year

Donating poo could earn you $13,000 a year

RESEARCHERS are crying out for your faecal matter — which could earn you up to $250 a week and help fight nasty diseases.

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