Health

Tue 24 Apr 2018

‘I felt his body thumping under the train’

‘I felt his body thumping under the train’

THEY’RE the tragedies too awful to talk about, but over his 30-years as a train driver, this man couldn’t avoid facing the horrors that unfold on the tracks.

Mon 23 Apr 2018

How former 120kg Bay teen became an Instagram star

How former 120kg Bay teen became an Instagram star

A year ago, Josie Desgrand used to look to fit Instagram influencers for inspiration - now she's one of them.

How to support friends going through infertility

How to support friends going through infertility

A HEARTBROKEN couple tried everything in the hope of having a child. The one thing you think they want to hear is also the thing you should never say.

'Fly high beautiful': Brave Tayla loses her fight

'Fly high beautiful': Brave Tayla loses her fight

'Yesterday morning I held your hand as you took your last breath.'

'Lucky fin': Mum's plea to give son a fighting chance

'Lucky fin': Mum's plea to give son a fighting chance

A PROUD mum has opened up about the daily challenge of caring for her high needs son whose limp arm is lovingly referred to as his 'lucky fin', just like Nemo.

Bundy woman recognised for changing lives one pad at a time

Bundy woman recognised for changing lives one pad at a time

THE founder of a movement to help reduce waste and empower women in developing countries has made the move to Bundaberg.

Australia, your privacy has been breached

premium_icon Australia, your privacy has been breached

Our most sensitive health data has been leaked, revealing if we have had a sexually transmitted disease, HIV or an abortion ... or if we used a prostitute.

Spend money on veterans' health, not war memorials

Spend money on veterans' health, not war memorials

A former Army chief has called for the government to divert grant funds from multi-million dollar event commemorations to improving veterans' mental health.

Bundy Hospital focus: Aged care residents clog emergency

Bundy Hospital focus: Aged care residents clog emergency

Surge in number of residents transported to hospital by ambulance

LITTLE LACIE: Girl's mystery illness finally diagnosed

LITTLE LACIE: Girl's mystery illness finally diagnosed

IT'S been over four agonising months of waiting and hoping for answers and now, Lacie Christensen's family have been given a diagnosis.

Sun 22 Apr 2018

'Helpless': Woman watches brother's painful, horror death

'Helpless': Woman watches brother's painful, horror death

Moya Jackson is desperately clinging to the old memories of her brother - memories that precede the last mental image she has of him.

‘Why I chose to be sterilised’

‘Why I chose to be sterilised’

TO SOME women, the operation is unthinkable. But Faith Roswell, 30, has no regrets over her decision to be voluntarily sterilised.

World’s oldest woman misses out on record

World’s oldest woman misses out on record

THE world’s oldest woman has died without recognition from Guinness World Records for the accomplishment.

Bundy figures: Pregnant women fire up over smoking

Bundy figures: Pregnant women fire up over smoking

NEW data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reveals maternal smoking rates are falling across Bundaberg.

FACTS: What experts actually know about PFAS

FACTS: What experts actually know about PFAS

Following the Svennson Heights water contamination situation, Queensland Health released the facts about what is known about PFAS.

Sally Bracken sues Dalby Hospital for $12 million

premium_icon Sally Bracken sues Dalby Hospital for $12 million

THE mother of a baby girl who was born with cerebral palsy is suing a hospital and health service for $12 million, to ensure her girl will have care for life.

GAMBLE BACKFIRES: Tobacco company’s $4.5 billion fail

GAMBLE BACKFIRES: Tobacco company’s $4.5 billion fail

ONE of the world’s biggest tobacco companies took a gamble on four new alternatives to cigarettes. But it appears to have backfired.

Sat 21 Apr 2018

SHOCK DIAGNOSIS: Popular athlete in fight of her life

SHOCK DIAGNOSIS: Popular athlete in fight of her life

"I can't afford to be negative. I have five kids and a husband.”

Can flu vaccine make you sick?

Can flu vaccine make you sick?

HERE is everything you need to know about the flu vaccine, including whether it’s possible to be infected after getting the shot.

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Cost of lifesaving breast cancer drugs slashed

premium_icon Cost of lifesaving breast cancer drugs slashed

THEY can delay the progression of metastatic breast cancer by two years, but the $5000 per month treatments have been beyond the reach of many women — until now.

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