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Health

A new anti-bullying program seeks to empower kids to intervene when they see bullying in their schoolyard.

Posted: January 18, 2018, 5:08 am

Drugs have become a major problem in St George since a work-for-the-dole program was scrapped a decade ago and residents are now asking for a new employment scheme.

Author: Elly Bradfield
Posted: January 18, 2018, 4:56 am

Australia's scorching summers aren't just inconvenient: heatwaves are deadly. Yet many vulnerable people don't have a plan for extreme heat.

Posted: January 18, 2018, 2:34 am

A north coast man explains how he lives a full life as an amputee, but has a cautionary warning for those with diabetes to take control of their own disease.

Author: Catherine Marciniak
Posted: January 18, 2018, 2:00 am
Posted: January 18, 2018, 2:00 am
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As he closes in on his 80th birthday, WA surfing pioneer Kevin Merifield has no intention of hanging up the wetsuit just yet.
Posted: January 17, 2018, 10:48 pm

Just days away his 80th birthday, WA surfing pioneer still finds the fountain of youth out among the big waves he helped discover.

Author: Anthony Pancia
Posted: January 17, 2018, 10:48 pm

The trend of food served on wooden boards can divide opinion across the table, but should diners be worried about food safety?

Author: Luke Wong
Posted: January 17, 2018, 8:57 pm

Health experts are concerned that a little-known sexually transmitted infection is becoming resistant to antibiotics — but say a simple test can point toward effective treatment options.

Author: Sophie Scott
Posted: January 17, 2018, 7:11 pm

From having to convince people they actually exist to facing stigma from would-be allies, asexual people can find it difficult navigating today's sex-soaked world, writes Dr Chloe Warren.

Posted: January 17, 2018, 6:44 pm

Wanderers player Mitchell Taylor is banned for three weeks for careless conduct resulting from the crash, which left Buffaloes player Tai Martin-Page with a dislocated spine and damaged spinal cord.

Author: Neda Vanovac
Posted: January 17, 2018, 11:17 am

Donald Trump received a perfect score in a cognitive function test used to detect a mental decline in someone who's otherwise healthy. So, what was the President tested on?

Posted: January 17, 2018, 8:04 am

Two cases of people with a disability being left unattended in hot cars prompt a warning from the NSW Ombudsman ahead of expected hot weather this weekend.

Author: Alison Branley
Posted: January 17, 2018, 5:37 am

Did Facebook invent the "filter bubble"? Or is it created by our tendency to seek out views that fit us snugly like a well-worn T-shirt?

Author: Ariel Bogle
Posted: January 17, 2018, 12:53 am
Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the White House physician said.
Posted: January 17, 2018, 12:26 am

White House doctor Ronny Jackson says he's got "absolutely no concerns" about Donald Trump's cognitive ability, despite the President being portrayed as childlike and volatile in a controversial book.

Posted: January 16, 2018, 11:59 pm

Tasmanian medical researchers are developing a new blood test to determine whether a person is allergic to jack jumper stings, replacing the current sting test.

Posted: January 16, 2018, 10:57 pm

In a "soul-crushing" blow to their parents, twins Kelci and Jadeine Scoble were diagnosed with leukaemia when they were two. Now, having survived and reached adulthood, they know they are among the lucky ones and are determined to make a difference with their lives.

Author: Leonie Mellor
Posted: January 16, 2018, 10:18 pm

Following the stormy weather Western Australians should take care to avoid being infected by an ancient and almost invisible disease.

Author: Ewan Gilbert
Posted: January 16, 2018, 8:16 pm

Sexually transmitted diseases are spreading at alarming rates in Melbourne, and experts say the popularity of online dating could be fuelling the problem.

Author: Guy Stayner
Posted: January 16, 2018, 12:48 am

A British man ruptures his own throat trying to suppress a powerful sneeze, prompting doctors to warn against holding back when you feel your nose start to tickle.

Author: Tegan Taylor
Posted: January 15, 2018, 11:31 pm

Blood is red, and a surgeon will tell you our veins are too — they only look blue when we see them through our skin. But why?

Posted: January 15, 2018, 7:37 pm

Child protection workers and mental health support staff at St Johns Park in Hobart are told not to drink the tap water in some buildings at the site due to excessive levels of copper, lead and nickel.

Author: Richard Baines
Posted: January 15, 2018, 6:07 am

New medical staff start in January and may not be as skilled or adept as their predecessors, meaning more things go wrong.

Posted: January 15, 2018, 4:45 am

Five-year-old Faris was killed by an infectious disease which was once a major problem in Australia, but a vaccination campaign to prevent the disease in Indonesia is being undermined by alternative health practitioners.

Author: Adam Harvey
Posted: January 14, 2018, 10:54 pm

SA Health releases the name of the product involved in a scare with babies' bottles at a northern Adelaide hospital, after a descaling product was connected to a bottle washer instead of detergent.

Posted: January 14, 2018, 2:14 am

Jasmine Wilson lost everything when she became addicted to ice and now she is lobbying to an intervention program instated to support users when they are at their most vulnerable.

Author: Sowaibah Hanifie
Posted: January 13, 2018, 11:32 pm

For years Sharon Wallace believed her grandson Xavier's erratic, aggressive behaviour was because he lacked discipline, but a recent diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder has finally provided the Queensland grandmother with answers.

Author: Katherine Gregory
Posted: January 13, 2018, 7:18 pm
Posted: January 13, 2018, 7:18 pm

Massive fines of up to $287,000 are handed down after courtside models revealed the extent of the health issues suffered from a combination of cold weather and skimpy outfits at the Barcelona Open.

Author: Dean Bilton
Posted: January 13, 2018, 7:23 am

Doctors have launched an investigation, and a fresh vaccination campaign, in Western Australia's Goldfields after four Aboriginal children were diagnosed with meningococcal W in the past six months.

Author: Sam Tomlin
Posted: January 12, 2018, 9:14 pm
Posted: January 12, 2018, 7:10 pm
Posted: January 12, 2018, 7:10 pm

Eye sunburn is real, and it can be very painful. Optometrists say kids are most at risk. Here's how to protect yourself and your family.

Author: Anna Hartley
Posted: January 12, 2018, 7:10 pm

Teenagers are turning away from alcohol and other substances so much so that researchers studying the change in attitude have labelled this the "sober generation".

Author: Lauren Williams
Posted: January 12, 2018, 3:30 am

It can be tough out there on the land, but a social media platform that emphasises the positives has been embraced by thousands of farmers across the country.

Posted: January 12, 2018, 2:16 am

Some Australian parents are paying 1,000 per cent more out of their own pockets to have a baby than they did 25 years ago, a new report says, with experts predicting the high cost will push people away from private treatment and put more pressure on the public system.

Author: Sophie Scott
Posted: January 12, 2018, 1:04 am
Massive crowds are expected to turn out for the funeral of Papua New Guinea's rising rugby league star, Katio Ottio who died suddenly this week, aged just 23.
Posted: January 11, 2018, 9:59 pm

During the darkest days of the South Africa's AIDS epidemic, Lucia Mazibuko felt ashamed to walk down her own street. Her remarkable life inspired people around the world, and her death has sparked an outpouring of grief.

Author: Sally Sara
Posted: January 11, 2018, 7:51 pm

New South Wales is on the cusp of a nursing crisis, with south-west Sydney set to face a "catastrophic" shortage of staff, leaving services unable to meet patient demand.

Author: Kathleen Calderwood And Greg Miskelly
Posted: January 11, 2018, 7:30 pm

Plenty of people use vinegar as an inexpensive and biodegradable cleaner. But how well does it work when it comes to killing household germs?

Posted: January 11, 2018, 7:10 pm

The introduction of strong pain killers that can't be crushed or dissolved — meaning patients can't inject, snort or smoke them — has done little to tackle Australia's opioid epidemic, a study finds.

Author: Sophie Scott And Olivia Willis
Posted: January 11, 2018, 6:03 am
London-based Australian Bec O'Connor has noticed people treating her differently — since she returned to the UK with a bad case of the flu, the marketing executive says her friends and colleagues have been on guard.
Posted: January 11, 2018, 3:51 am

Jumping into the local creek or river is almost a rite of passage for many young people in Australia, but experts say the risks are high.

Author: Damien Larkins
Posted: January 11, 2018, 3:17 am

An Adelaide hospital faces questions over why it took several days to notify more than 30 families of a chemical contamination scare involving babies' bottles and issues a statement revealing the product involved.

Posted: January 10, 2018, 9:49 pm

Britain is experiencing the same horror strain of flu that hit Australia last winter, but experts insist we are not to blame for its spread.

Author: Nick Dole
Posted: January 10, 2018, 8:13 pm
Posted: January 10, 2018, 7:21 pm
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