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World

World

'Zombie Deer' Are Invading After A Mutant Disease, And Officials Are Worried

2 min read

It might sound like a scene out of a horror movie, but deer in the US are falling ill to a deadly "zombie" disease -- and officials are trying to stop the spread. 

Queensland

Queensland

Warning As Heat-Stressed Bats Bring Increased Risk Of Disease Exposure

3 min read

Health authorities have issued an urgent warning to Queenslanders to steer clear of heat-stressed bats, because of fears they increase exposure to a potentially deadly disease.

World

World

Norway's Dogs Are Dying And Experts Don't Know Why

1 min read

Norwegian authorities haven't been able to detect the cause behind an unexplained disease that is estimated to have killed dozens of dogs in the country in recent days, officials said Saturday.

National

National

'Just Around The Corner': What An Outbreak Of African Swine Fever Would Mean For Australia

5 min read

It's been described as "potentially the biggest animal disease the world has ever seen" and it's slowly, but surely, making its way towards Australia.

Good News

Good News

Front Lawn Becomes A Stage For Sick, House-Ridden Boy

1 min read

Aside from immediate family, no one is allowed in the house to see three-year-old Quinn Waters. More importantly, Quinn can't go out.

Health

Health

What It's Like Being Told Your Baby May Only Live A Few Weeks

3 min read

Samantha Cairns fell pregnant with her first baby soon after her wedding, but everything changed for the mum-to-be when she was told her unborn child was likely to die in his first weeks due to a defect she'd never heard of.

Views

Views

The Once-Rare Disease Killing Dogs In Sydney – What Is It And How Do You Save Your Pet?

5 min read

Recently reported cases of the often fatal bacterial infection leptospirosis in dogs in Sydney have raised the issue of animal diseases that also affect humans.

News

News

Dogs Are Dying Of A Highly Contagious Bacterial Disease In Sydney

6 min read

Vets are warning pet owners to be on high alert after a contagious bacterial disease spread through Sydney's inner-city, killing at least five dogs.

National

National

Mosquitos Carrying Dengue Fever Could Reach Inland Australia

3 min read

A new global study predicts dengue fever illness could spread to inland parts of Australia, as the illness returns to Central Queensland.

News

News

'Healthy' Couple Die of Mysterious Illness While On Holiday In Fiji

1 min read

Authorities in Fiji said Tuesday that a young Texas couple vacationing in the South Pacific country died from an unidentified illness.

Science

Science

A Whole Town Has Been Quarantined After A Couple Died Of Bubonic Plague

3 min read

A couple have died of the bubonic plague after eating raw meat, sending an entire Mongolian town into a quarantine lock down.

Dr Nikki Stamp

Dr Nikki Stamp

Food Is Not Medicine, And You Should Never Confuse The Two

4 min read

Medicine (noun); a substance, especially in the form of a liquid or pill that is a treatment for illness or injury.

Health

Health

Living With Multiple Sclerosis In A Post-Selma Blair World

4 min read

Actor Selma Blair was diagnosed with MS in August 2018 and her emotional return to the red carpet at this year's Vanity Fair Oscar's party with the support of a walking stick made headlines around the world.

Health

Health

Why You Shouldn't Feed Your Dog Raw Meat If You Have Young Kids

2 min read

Dogs on a raw meat diet can potentially pass on dangerous bacteria -- including salmonella and E. coli -- to their owners.

Health

Health

Six Dentist-Approved Teeth-Cleaning Hacks For Seriously Pearly Whites

4 min read

Keeping your smile healthy might seem like a drag at times -- all that brushing, flossing and rinsing. Then there's the bi-annual trip to the dentist. *shudder*

Inspiration

Inspiration

He Was Told He Would Be Dead, Instead He Is Learning To Walk For The First Time

3 min read

Moustafa Ardati was told he would die by the time he reached his mid-twenties. He is 32.

World

World

Fears Zombie Deer Disease Could Spread To Humans

1 min read

It's feared humans could soon contract a deadly disease which has infected wild deer, elk and moose.

Health

Health

Kids Who've Had Gastro Are More Likely To Suffer Coeliac Disease, 15 Year Study Finds

2 min read

A new study has found a link between childhood cases of gastro and coeliac disease.

Health

Health

A Doctor Weighs In On Claims That Sharing Lip Balm Can Give You Herpes

2 min read

Experts have warned against sharing lip balm with others as it increases the risk of transmitting bacteria and viruses like herpes and the 'flu.

News

News

Would You Want To Know How You Could Die?

1 min read

Genetic testing could potentially predict how and when you’ll die, but would you want to know?

Health

Health

Hundreds On Measles Alert After Qantas Flight

1 min read

Hundreds of airline passengers have been alerted after NSW Health revealed a man on a Qantas flight had contracted the highly contagious measles.