Saturday, 23 September 2017

Hundreds turn out in Melbourne to remember Connie Johnson

Connie Johnson, the founder of the Love Your Sister cancer charity, is remembered by supporters at a service at Melbourne's St Paul's Cathedral.

Friday, 22 September 2017

'We consider ourselves parents': Reflecting on a stillborn daughter, 11 years on

Alison Homer was 32 weeks pregnant when she stopped feeling her baby kick. Eleven years on, the Homers want to encourage a national conversation about stillbirths.

Fears for safety after hearing-impaired smoke alarm subsidy ends in NSW

Smoke alarms for people who are hearing-impaired use a strobe light and vibration pad when a fire is detected but the alarms are expensive and now that a NSW subsidy has ended, there are fears some people who need them could miss out on the life-saving device.

Asbestos contamination risk at Alice Springs hospital 'minimal'

Patients taken into the pathology unit of the Alice Springs Hospital have not been notified that they may have been exposed to asbestos, the Central Australian Health Service says.

Can trying to meet specific exercise goals put us off being active altogether?

What if the way we set exercise goals isn't actually that helpful, or worse, makes it even harder for us to become more active?

Thursday, 21 September 2017

How to avoid being infected by gruesome flesh-eating bacteria

In Australia, there have been a number of cases of Buruli ulcers, an infection caused by a "flesh-eating" bacteria. If left untreated, it can result in significant disfigurement and disability. Here's what you need to know (and how to avoid it).

Oakden nursing home closing as last two residents moved out

The final two patients from the disgraced Oakden nursing home in Adelaide's north will be moved out today and the facility shut down after the state's chief psychiatrist uncovered abuse and neglect dating back 10 years.