Health

Tue 7 Jul 2020

Southern states launch quarantine attack on Qld

premium_icon Southern states launch quarantine attack on Qld

The southern states argue our situation is borne out of selfishness, and they’re gunning for things to change.

SHOCK DIAGNOSIS: ‘I thought that was the end for me’

premium_icon SHOCK DIAGNOSIS: ‘I thought that was the end for me’

How sore tooth led to 20-hour operation and ongoing life-saving treatment.

Mon 6 Jul 2020

Just one passenger on Jetstar flight into Coast

premium_icon Just one passenger on Jetstar flight into Coast

Jetstar has confirmed just one passenger was on-board a flight from Melbourne which touched down on the Sunshine Coast this morning.

High-tech virtual emergency department put to test

premium_icon High-tech virtual emergency department put to test

When Cairns Hospital flicked the switch on a million-dollar control room to manage patient load, no one expected a global pandemic acid test.

Man trapped as mum ailing on Gold Coast

premium_icon Man trapped as mum ailing on Gold Coast

A man desperate to visit his dying mother on the Gold Coast feels he is one of the many to have “fallen through the cracks” of COVID-19 border restrictions.

‘Nice words’ are not enough to solve the ice problem

premium_icon ‘Nice words’ are not enough to solve the ice problem

A NORTHERN NSW MP has slammed the State Government for its response to the 109 recommendations.

Sun 5 Jul 2020

Daughter refuses to back down as mum battles rare cancer

premium_icon Daughter refuses to back down as mum battles rare cancer

A Sunshine Coast woman has raised thousands of dollars for her mother, who’s facing a terrifying battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

Drastic China move Victoria must consider

Drastic China move Victoria must consider

The spread of COVID-10 among families in Victoria has become a huge problem and an expert believes a radical measure China used needs to be considered.

NQ First makes splash with uranium mining and $2b road plan

premium_icon NQ First makes splash with uranium mining and $2b road plan

NQ First leader Jason Costigan is putting forward ambitious election promises to get Central Queenslander tongues wagging.

Heart attack clue women should know

Heart attack clue women should know

Women who experience hot flushes and night sweats are more likely to experience non-fatal cardiovascular events, according to new research.

Sat 4 Jul 2020

Trump Jr’s girlfriend tests positive for Covid after rally

Trump Jr’s girlfriend tests positive for Covid after rally

Donald Trump Jr’s partner Kimberly Guilfoyle has tested positive for coronavirus after she attended the President’s controversial rally.

Australia’s ‘selfish’ virus approach blasted

Australia’s ‘selfish’ virus approach blasted

One of the world’s top epidemiologists says Australia should copy Sweden’s virus strategy because our lockdown approach is not working.

POLL: Public's opinion sought for purposely coughing penalty

POLL: Public's opinion sought for purposely coughing penalty

Magistrate: ‘If there was any signs of spittle on the officer, I would have been tipped towards a prison sentence’

First Queenslander to be sentenced for coughing on police

premium_icon First Queenslander to be sentenced for coughing on police

THE Rockhampton Magistrates Court set a precedent this week with the first sentence handed down for purposely coughing on a police officer.

Police descend on airport in border crackdown

premium_icon Police descend on airport in border crackdown

Cairns Airport will be swarming with police as authorities take extraordinary measures to ensure Victorians with coronavirus do not slip through the cracks.

NSW adds 189 new cases to tally

NSW adds 189 new cases to tally

NSW has quietly added 189 new “historic” cases of coronavirus to its tally after initially not counting cases from the Ruby Princess.

Insta celebrity launches personal training program

premium_icon Insta celebrity launches personal training program

Cairns fit mum Libby Powell has taken her passion for health and fitness to the next level with the launch of her very first training program.

Library books microwaved to kill COVID-19

Library books microwaved to kill COVID-19

Americans are going to scary new lengths to disinfect public property amid fears of a second coronavirus wave.

Mutant virus strain spreading rapidly

Mutant virus strain spreading rapidly

The original coronavirus strain that emerged in China last year has been replaced by a new strain that spreads far more quickly, say scientists.

Pressure mounts after quarantine failures

Pressure mounts after quarantine failures

Pressure is mounting on Victoria’s chief health officer over claims he was warned about failures in Melbourne’s hotel quarantine months ago.

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