Health

Mon 14 Jun 2021

New warnings on cigarettes unveiled

New warnings on cigarettes unveiled

Smokers will face a confronting health warning every time they light up under a bold new plan.

Covid surge fear: ‘100,000 daily cases’

Covid surge fear: ‘100,000 daily cases’

Scientists have warned that July will be a horror month for the UK as a deadly variant, which is already here in Australia, takes hold.

State urged to find new quarantine sites

Premium Content State urged to find new quarantine sites

After having the its Toowoomba quarantine proposal knocked back, Queensland has been urged by the federal government to put up alternative sites.

Shock date Queensland will be fully vaccinated

Premium Content Shock date Queensland will be fully vaccinated

Queensland has the second worst full Covid-19 vaccination rate in the nation, with fears everyone eligible in the state will receive jabs later than expected.

Sun 13 Jun 2021

Vigils for Tharnicaa outside WA hospital continue on Sunday

Premium Content Vigils for Tharnicaa outside WA hospital continue on Sunday

“Asylum seekers have increased vulnerability because of the uncertainty and length of the visa determination process, which contributes significantly to poor mental...

Teen suicides spark high-level crisis meeting

Premium Content Teen suicides spark high-level crisis meeting

A growing incidence of mental health distress in schools has sparked an urgent crisis meeting on teen suicide.

Sat 12 Jun 2021

‘Emergency meeting’ over vaccine concerns

‘Emergency meeting’ over vaccine concerns

The top US health agency has called an emergency meeting to discuss rare cases of people developing heart inflammation after getting the jab.

Sam Newman opens up on wife’s ‘unfair’ death

Sam Newman opens up on wife’s ‘unfair’ death

Controversial media personality Sam Newman has spoken in-depth about his wife’s shock passing, revealing her cause of death.

Fri 11 Jun 2021

STIs, booze and HIV status: Aussie medical records taken

Premium Content STIs, booze and HIV status: Aussie medical records taken

The health secrets of millions of Australians have been extracted from GP computers in a data grab without permission. See what it means for you.

Parking mayhem: Frustrated patients miss appointments

Premium Content Parking mayhem: Frustrated patients miss appointments

Visitors to Ipswich Hospital want more parking options made available after huge demand forces them to park long distances away.

5 more fleeing Victorians caught in Qld

5 more fleeing Victorians caught in Qld

Police have caught five Victorians trying to illegally enter the Queensland, as the investigation into an infected Melbourne couple continues.

'Not out of the woods': Almost 1000 potentially exposed

Premium Content 'Not out of the woods': Almost 1000 potentially exposed

Almost 1000 people on the Sunshine Coast have alerted health authorities that they have potentially been exposed to a Melbourne couple infectious with Covid-19.

$1 million, joints and beer: Wooing the world to get the jab

Premium Content $1 million, joints and beer: Wooing the world to get the jab

Fully vaccinated Australians are being rewarded but the benefits pale in comparison to what’s up for grabs overseas.

Virus experts split on mask rule as city lockdown ends

Virus experts split on mask rule as city lockdown ends

A leading epidemiologist has labelled the state government’s move to keep masks mandatory outdoors a “burden”. It comes as Melburnians are freed from lockdown.

From a stomach ache to heartbreak for Gladstone family

Premium Content From a stomach ache to heartbreak for Gladstone family

“The scary part is we still have no real idea of what is going on.” Gladstone infant Amarlie O’Connor is recovering after crucial surgery.

Covid couple faces wrath of three states

Premium Content Covid couple faces wrath of three states

The Victorian couple who skipped Melbourne’s lockdown and plunged Queensland into Covid chaos could face prosecution in three states, and possible jail time.

Queensland Health avoids cuts, but $1bn savings plan stands

Premium Content Queensland Health avoids cuts, but $1bn savings plan stands

Queensland Health will still have to find $1b in savings despite a furious campaign by hospital boards resulting in $550m in foreshadowed cuts being axed.

Thu 10 Jun 2021

Shocking truth behind Melbourne lockdown dodgers

Premium Content Shocking truth behind Melbourne lockdown dodgers

The exemption status of the Melbourne couple who fled the city to Queensland and have now both tested positive to Covid has been revealed.

Premier leads tributes as former MP loses cancer battle

Premium Content Premier leads tributes as former MP loses cancer battle

Duncan Pegg has died following a battle with cancer, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk saying he fought the disease “with incredible bravery and grace”.

Uproar over Ipswich school’s disabled parking

Premium Content Uproar over Ipswich school’s disabled parking

A controversial decision to remove disability parking outside an Ipswich school has brought claims of discrimination from a frustrated grandmother.

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