Health

Wed 19 Sep 2018

View from above: Dead strawberries forever

premium_icon View from above: Dead strawberries forever

THIS is the image of an industry in crisis – a mountain of discarded strawberries so enormous it took two days to create it. SEE DRONE FOOTAGE

‘Killer dad’ is on suicide watch

‘Killer dad’ is on suicide watch

THE dad accused of killing his wife and their two daughters is reportedly in a severe depression after being kept in isolation in jail.

Tue 18 Sep 2018

10 YEARS JAIL: Police warning to 'spiked' food offenders

10 YEARS JAIL: Police warning to 'spiked' food offenders

Police give warning to those deliberately contaminating strawberries, other foods.

Queensland's body building granny is flexing to the top

premium_icon Queensland's body building granny is flexing to the top

Deb Brown started training three years ago and she's not stopping.

How Kate lost 40kg after being called ‘fat’

How Kate lost 40kg after being called ‘fat’

KATE said she was called fat and would avoid going out with friends. Now, she’s shed 40kg — and hopes to help others do the same.

Stroke message a potential lifesaver

Stroke message a potential lifesaver

IT MIGHT be a simple ethos, but it is the driver for the Stroke and Rehabilitation Unit at Ipswich Hospital.

Needle crisis spreads to apples

Needle crisis spreads to apples

A NEEDLE has reportedly been found in an apple, expanding the fruit sabotage saga that has devastated an industry.

Nearly a million ditch My Health Record

premium_icon Nearly a million ditch My Health Record

A NEW blow has been dealt to the contentious My Health Record, fuelling calls for the roll out to be delayed as public confidence in the policy crashes.

Father's heart-warming book of letters for disabled son

premium_icon Father's heart-warming book of letters for disabled son

Letters to Mark, written by Uniting Church minister Noel Davis, offers a warts and all insight into raising a son with a severe intellectual disability.

Surgeon to perform Ipswich-first operation

Surgeon to perform Ipswich-first operation

The procedure has been performed in America for several years, and has since been trialled in the southern states of Australia

The sickening truth about aged care food

The sickening truth about aged care food

STAFF have laid bare the sickening truth about the food served to some of the most disadvantaged people in the country.

Heavyweight freak’s crazy diet

Heavyweight freak’s crazy diet

HEAVYWEIGHT champion Anthony Joshua has one of the most famous rigs in sport. He eats enough to feed a family of four.

Globe trekking adventurer drops by Mackay to tell his tale

premium_icon Globe trekking adventurer drops by Mackay to tell his tale

A RENOWNED cyclist who rode around the globe with a hole in his heart will drop by Mackay this week to meet the region's residents.

FRUIT FALLOUT: Needle-laced banana found in M'boro shop

premium_icon FRUIT FALLOUT: Needle-laced banana found in M'boro shop

A metal object, found in a banana at a Fraser Coast supermarket, sparked shopper panic yesterday as the fall-out from the strawberry spiking crisis continued

From Maccas to Red Bull: Worst school lunches revealed

From Maccas to Red Bull: Worst school lunches revealed

A GROUP of teachers have listed some of the worst packed lunches students have come to school with, including a Happy Meal and even a bottle of Red Bull.

Crops burnt off in strawberry hell

premium_icon Crops burnt off in strawberry hell

Sunshine Coast growers remain tight-lipped about the future of the strawberry industry, as one farm destroyed half a million plants.

We’re in a state of aged-care shame

premium_icon We’re in a state of aged-care shame

THE extent of abuse that shocked the PM into calling an aged-care royal commission has been revealed — along with some of Qld's most substandard facilities.

Wealthy parents’ ridiculous nanny demands

Wealthy parents’ ridiculous nanny demands

TWICE a week, about 11pm, Jeff Goldstein stretches out, turns on his spa playlist, lights a candle and gets a 90-minute massage — courtesy of his kids' nanny.

OPINION: We need pill-testing at our festivals

premium_icon OPINION: We need pill-testing at our festivals

Cadet Journalist Ebony Stansfield wants more to be done to save young people from overdoses.

Mon 17 Sep 2018

Common medical myth busted

Common medical myth busted

MILLIONS of older Australians opp an aspirin to help reduce the risk of a heart attack — but research has found it’s actually doing more harm than good.

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