Health

Fri 15 Jan 2021

US racing pigeon becomes Aussie fugitive

US racing pigeon becomes Aussie fugitive

A racing pigeon that made an incredible 15,000km journey from Alabama to Melbourne is now on the run from Aussie officials who want to kill it.

Thu 14 Jan 2021

Senior police official blasts Queensland Health

Premium Content Senior police official blasts Queensland Health

A senior Queensland Police Union executive has blasted Queensland Health for leaving quarantined officers in the dark about when they will be tested.

COVID positive woman breached hotel quarantine

Premium Content COVID positive woman breached hotel quarantine

A patient carrying the highly contagious mutant UK strain of COVID-19 was able to breach quarantine at Hotel Grand Chancellor before returning.

‘No choice’: Experts back CHO’s mass hotel evacuation

Premium Content ‘No choice’: Experts back CHO’s mass hotel evacuation

Health experts have backed Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young’s decision to evacuate an entire hotel amid coronavirus concerns.

Full transcript: CHO’s 20-minute information dump

Premium Content Full transcript: CHO’s 20-minute information dump

From the latest hotel quarantine cluster to the Gabba cricket match, here’s what Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young had to say.

Which Coffs Coast suburb is having the biggest baby boom?

Premium Content Which Coffs Coast suburb is having the biggest baby boom?

We’re bucking the birth rate trend and one town is going above and beyond.

Victoria’s big change to mask rules

Victoria’s big change to mask rules

Victorians will finally be freed of face masks in some settings in a major change to COVID-19 restrictions on the state’s eighth day of no new cases.

Aussie star’s harrowing update from US

Aussie star’s harrowing update from US

“Hospitals are full... I’m in a dark place”: US-based Aussie actress Tammin Sursok breaks down as she nurses her COVID-struck husband.

Aussie state's wild $50k mask fine

Aussie state's wild $50k mask fine

Australia's leaders are growing increasingly worried about the new mutant strain of coronavirus - but one state has taken a massive precaution.

9 THEMES: Community, staff speak up on new hospital plans

Premium Content 9 THEMES: Community, staff speak up on new hospital plans

More than 100 people have submitted feedback regarding the new hospital redevelopment case. Here are the topics that were raised:

Wed 13 Jan 2021

Top doc promises COVID vaccine will save lives

Premium Content Top doc promises COVID vaccine will save lives

Australia’s chief medical officer has hosed down criticism of the Melbourne-made COVID-19 vaccine, declaring it will work.

Gladys’s warning about mutant strains

Gladys’s warning about mutant strains

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has issued a warning about highly infectious mutant coronavirus strains being seen in people returning from overseas.

Mum’s gross find in Woolies baby food

Premium Content Mum’s gross find in Woolies baby food

A Queensland mum was left disgusted after opening a packet of Woolworths baby food and finding an alarming substance.

Plea for quarantine breach info as cluster grows

Plea for quarantine breach info as cluster grows

An investigation into Brisbane’s hotel cluster is calling for information on breaches and will probe the possibility it spread through the air conditioning.

‘Disgrace’: Guests lash out over quarantine ‘overreaction’

Premium Content ‘Disgrace’: Guests lash out over quarantine ‘overreaction’

A returned overseas traveller have lashed out at the “vague” way he and other guests were told they’d have to endure another 14 days in quarantine.

State that’s boozing through pandemic

State that’s boozing through pandemic

New stats show that one state in particular has spent up on alcohol during the pandemic – and it’s not where you might expect.

‘National concern’: Highly infectious cluster grows to six

Premium Content ‘National concern’: Highly infectious cluster grows to six

Concerned health authorities are scrambling to test hundreds of people after the hotel cluster grew to six, with two people mysteriously catching the UK strain.

Oral sex linked to mouth cancer

Oral sex linked to mouth cancer

Experts have delivered a frightening health warning, claiming lots of oral sex at a young age can increase the risk of mouth cancer.

CQ woman’s cancer battle made her look ‘4mths pregnant’

Premium Content CQ woman’s cancer battle made her look ‘4mths pregnant’

‘I would eat the tiniest amount of food and I would feel incredibly full. My parents thought I was pregnant and I was just waiting to tell them’

Tue 12 Jan 2021

‘Off to the angels’: Grieving mum’s heartbreaking goodbye

Premium Content ‘Off to the angels’: Grieving mum’s heartbreaking goodbye

A devastated mother has paid tribute to her child after he died following a nightmare incident in the family pool.

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