Health

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Young child, older man struck down by meningococcal

Young child, older man struck down by meningococcal

HEALTH authorities are on high alert after multiple cases of meningococcal have been recorded on the Sunshine Coast in recent weeks.

Man dies after being bitten by snake

Man dies after being bitten by snake

A MAN has died after he was bitten by a snake at a property in north Queensland.

Smoking rates fall for mums across public health region

Smoking rates fall for mums across public health region

New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reveals maternal smoking rates are falling across the Wide Bay Primary Health Network (PHN) region

Number of smoking mums on rise

premium_icon Number of smoking mums on rise

ALARMING figures showing almost a fifth of northern Queensland mums smoked while pregnant.

Hundreds of mums reject hospitals in local homebirth craze

Hundreds of mums reject hospitals in local homebirth craze

SOUTHERN Downs mothers want more power over childbirth, and one midwife is there to deliver. But doctors say the system can't support the radical trend.

'This could ruin us': Family butchery's huge loss after PFAS

'This could ruin us': Family butchery's huge loss after PFAS

Shock waves are continuing to roll through Bundaberg after the week's water contamination, with one family business losing thousands.

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