Health

Tue 4 Dec 2018

Aussies still embrace immigration

Aussies still embrace immigration

An annual survey has found more Australians are worried about immigration, but are positive about what the future holds.

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Say goodbye to pain: David's life transformed by Tai Chi

Say goodbye to pain: David's life transformed by Tai Chi

DAVID Ross found himself powerless to move due to chronic back pain, but then he found Tai Chi and his life changed forever.

Thu 29 Nov 2018

First aid trainer sparks life after retirement

First aid trainer sparks life after retirement

SHE'S trained thousands of people in first aid, but while Fay Gleave, now 84, officially retired from the St Johns Ambulance, it doesn't mean she's slowed down.

Wed 28 Nov 2018

'I was almost 65, I was contemplating if I needed to go'

'I was almost 65, I was contemplating if I needed to go'

BUT it was lucky this former Southern Downs resident did go to her routine test, because it ended up saving her life.

Tue 27 Nov 2018

When you die, you’ll know you’re dead

When you die, you’ll know you’re dead

Haunting new research indicates we will actually know when we have died, because our brains keep working after the heart stops.

Mon 26 Nov 2018

The most dangerous time to be on Australian roads revealed

The most dangerous time to be on Australian roads revealed

New research has provided the time of day that you are most likely to be involved in a fatal accident and it isn’t when you’d expect.

Why you’re attracting nasty mosquitoes

Why you’re attracting nasty mosquitoes

Scientists in Queensland have discovered a gene that explains why some people are more prone to mosquito bites than others.

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Worrying time most of you text while driving

Worrying time most of you text while driving

Motorists might be well aware of the dangers of texting and driving but they are more likely to use their phone at this time of day.

Reduce the affect of arthritis with physiotherapy

Reduce the affect of arthritis with physiotherapy

DURING last month's World Arthritis Day, the Australian Physiotherapy Association called for increased treatment access for sufferers.

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Dietitian shares top 10 myths about nutrition for seniors

Dietitian shares top 10 myths about nutrition for seniors

Dietitian and author Ngaire Hobbins shares her top tips from her book, Nutrition for Seniors: A guide to healthy habits for eating well as you age.

Mon 19 Nov 2018

'Never too late': Doctor starts career when most retire

'Never too late': Doctor starts career when most retire

SIX universities, four different career paths and three children but 32 years after her studies began Buderim's Jeannine Paterson is a fully-qualified doctor.

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Little boy’s gift to a stranger

Little boy’s gift to a stranger

It’s the heartbreaking scenario every parent fears but Edwina and Ant Symonds couldn’t be prouder of their son who died when he was 311 days old.

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Unlikely solution to better skin

Unlikely solution to better skin

You could call it beauty for lazy people, but it has nothing to do with your face and won’t cost you a fortune. Better yet, it involves eating ice-cream.

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Taking care of the carers is also essential

Taking care of the carers is also essential

CARING for elderly parents can take a toll that often sneaks up without the carer realising what has happened

Wed 14 Nov 2018

The good, bad and sweet: Sugars vital in maintaining health

The good, bad and sweet: Sugars vital in maintaining health

SUGARS. Most of them taste great, but the difference between them is whether their benefit terminates on the tongue or helps power the mind and body.

Seniors rediscover netball at their own pace

Seniors rediscover netball at their own pace

IT'S the laughs and camaraderie as much as the exercise which is attracting over-50s netballers to walking netball on the Gold Coast.

Skin protection tips for over 60s

Skin protection tips for over 60s

EVEN though there are various factors that affect whether a person can get skin cancer, the old adage of 'slip, slop, slap', never goes out fashion.

Tue 13 Nov 2018

Separated twins ‘reach for each other’

Separated twins ‘reach for each other’

Heartwarming moment as separated twins stayed lying together, three days after surgery, reaching across as they did when they were joined.

Another state set to legalise euthanasia

Another state set to legalise euthanasia

Victoria was the first Australian state to legalise assisted dying and now it looks like another is set to follow in its footsteps.

Mon 12 Nov 2018

Why thousands are opting out of My Health Record

Why thousands are opting out of My Health Record

THERE are just days left until the deadline to opt out of the My Health Record system, so here is everything you need to know about the scheme.

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