Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Restraint chair used on mentally ill patient 'may have contributed to her death'

Restraint techniques were used on a mentally ill woman in Alice Springs, which may have contributed to fatal deep-vein thrombosis because appropriate expertise and facilities were not available, the Northern Territory's coroner finds.



Monday, 18 June 2018

I nearly missed the signs I was about to have a massive heart attack

Natasha Johnson had no risk factors for heart disease, so she put a strange ache in her chest and shoulders down to bad posture. Just three weeks later, she was in a coronary care unit recovering from a life-saving operation. She's not alone, with many people, particularly women, missing heart attack warning signs.



Should healthy people take probiotic supplements?

Probiotics have been proclaimed by many as the answer to all sorts of health issues and conditions. But what exactly are probiotics? And, more importantly, should you be taking them?



Dr Karl: A1 vs A2 milk — is it worth paying more for A2?

The claims about A2 milk's benefits, compared to A1 milk, have changed over the years. So, is it worth paying more for A2?



Sunday, 17 June 2018

'It takes away the anxiety': Tech allows new mums to cuddle bubs from home

In an attempt to make life for parents of premature babies a little easier, one hospital is introducing technology allowing parents to log in from home and see their babies in the nursery.



Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Owners now able to train their own pets to become assistance dogs

Two years is a long time to wait for a specially-trained assistance dog but now one organisation is trying to cut down that time by helping owners train their own pets.



Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Eating disorder patients to get up to 50 therapy sessions in new trial

Hundreds of people with eating disorders will get access to expanded psychological treatments with a $3.2 million pilot study announced.