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Assisted Dying Law Gives Nia A New Lease On Life

3 min read

Today, Victoria becomes the first Australian state in which terminally ill people are legally allowed to access a lethal dose of medication.

National

National

Thousands Of Patients May Have Been Exposed To Expired, Poorly Stored Vaccines

1 min read

Health authorities are contacting at least 3,000 patients in Sydney who may have been administered vaccines that were either expired or incorrectly stored since 2010.

Health

Health

Cricket Infused Falafel Anyone?

2 min read

The edible insect business is starting to boom in Australia's health food industry.

World

World

Video Captured Angela Merkel Shaking Uncontrollably

1 min read

There are concerns for German Chancellor Angela Merkel after she was seen shaking during a military parade.

World

World

Facebook Posts Could Indicate Medical Conditions Better Than Demographics: Study

2 min read

New research has found that our social media habits could be an indication of medical conditions.

News

News

'I'm Not Ashamed About My Abortion'

5 min read

When Sarah Thompson had an abortion it was a criminal act in New South Wales. Ten years later, terminating a pregnancy is still illegal in the state, despite most Australians supporting legal abortions.

News

News

New 'Salad Frosting' Is The Latest Attempt To Dupe Kids Into Eating Vegetables

2 min read

Food giant Kraft have rebranded ranch dressing as 'Salad Frosting' to try and trick kids into eating their vegetables, but experts warn that kids could become dependent on processed vegetable substitutes.

Health

Health

Increasing Red Meat Intake May Heighten Risk Of Death, Study Finds

2 min read

A diet high in red-meat intake has long been associated with the risk of developing certain diseases, but now a new study has found it may also increase the risk of death.

National

National

Turns Out We Ingest Around A Credit Card Worth Of Plastic Every Week

2 min read

Plastic is not only polluting our oceans and waterways -- it's polluting our bodies as well.

Health

Health

Everything You Need To Know About Donating Blood

6 min read

It's National Blood Donation Week, so if you've ever wanted to become a donor but don't know what's involved -- we've got you covered!

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.

National

National

Sleeping With Your TV Or Laptop On Could Lead To Obesity

2 min read

New research has found that going to sleep with your TV on or laptop open may put you at risk of weight gain.

Science

Science

Aussie Women With HIV Are Being Diagnosed Too Late

4 min read

Half of all women diagnosed with HIV have never been tested for it before in their lives, meaning they're being tested late -- and it's a big public health concern.

National

National

Year 12 Student Leads 2,000-Strong Rally For Abortion Rights

4 min read

More than 2,000 people, most of them young women, took to Sydney on Sunday to march for reproductive rights.

News

News

The Government Backs Down On Making 'Poppers' Illegal

3 min read

It was seen as an attack on the LGBT community, with research suggesting 90,000 gay and bisexual men could be prosecuted or fined because of the proposed ban.

National

National

Measles Warning For Sydney International Airport And City's South West

1 min read

Hundreds of airline passengers are at risk of getting measles, after an incoming passenger from Bangladesh was diagnosed with the infectious disease a week after arriving in Australia.

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.

National

National

Australia's Growing Food Delivery Habit Is Negatively Impacting Our Health

4 min read

A survey into Australia's food ordering habits has found we're leaving the kitchen and ordering online instead.

News

News

How A School Principal's Shaky Hand Led To A 'Brain Pacemaker'

4 min read

Warning: Confronting Images

The Project

The Project

Strap In Coffee Lovers, 25 Cups Of Coffee Per Day Is A-OK

1 min read

A recent UK study has found that drinking more than three cups a day is fine for your heart health, even all the way up to 25 cups per day.

Dr Nikki Stamp

Dr Nikki Stamp

The Heart Foundation's Heart Was In The Right Place With Those Shocking Ads

5 min read

The Heart Foundation recently upset a lot of people through its shocking advertising campaign, called ‘Heartless Words’.

Health

Health

'Don't Take Your Health For Granted': When Bowel Cancer Hits At 33

4 min read

Samuel Fitzpatrick might feel the healthiest he's ever been, but there was a time he feared he wouldn't be there for his little girl.

Health

Health

Kids Teased About Their Weight Just End Up Putting On More

3 min read

Overweight kids who are teased about their appearance have a 33 percent rise in BMI every year compared to kids that don't experience this bullying, according to new research.

Health

Health

'Burn-out' Is Now A Legit Medical Condition

2 min read

Health experts have recognised 'burn-out' as an official medical diagnosis.

Tech

Tech

Health Groups Call Out Social Influencers For Promoting Tobacco And E-Cigarettes

3 min read

Facebook, Instagram Twitter and Snapchat are being called upon by health groups to revise their policies on marketing tobacco products on their platforms.

Health

Health

At $3 Million It's The Priciest Medicine Ever, And Will Treat Fatal Spinal Disease

3 min read

U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, for a rare disorder that destroys a baby's muscle control and kills nearly all of those with the most common type of the disease within a couple of years.

News

News

Contaminated Ham Served To Kids And Their Parents At Children's Hospital

1 min read

Listeria has been detected in a batch of ham that was served to patients and families at a Brisbane children's hospital earlier this month.

News

News

A Lack Of Public Toilets Is Causing Public Health Problems In The UK

1 min read

A public health report from the UK stated that the lack of public toilets is stopping people from venturing too far away from their homes.

News

News

Super Processed Foods Make You Eat More And Gain Weight

2 min read

Forget salt, sugar and fat, it's ultra-processed foods we need to worry about, according to a new study.

News

News

Healthy Diet, Regular Exercise... How To Tackle The Growing Dementia Problem

2 min read

Regular exercise, avoiding cigarettes, drinking less and eating a healthy diet can reduce your risk of dementia, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation.

Science

Science

Does Lyme Disease Need More Funding In Australia?

6 min read

Labor has promised to dedicate $2.8 million to Lyme disease research and treatment if elected -- but what do we really know about the disease and does it even exist in Australia?

Love

Love

Smoking Weed Together Is Good For Relationships, According To Science

2 min read

Couples who use marijuana are more likely to have loving, caring, or supportive experiences, a new study reported.

Health

Health

Obesity Facts: Rural Australians Are Worse Off Than City Slickers

3 min read

It's well-documented that obesity threatens the lives of billions of people around the world, but blaming city-living for this spike has been debunked in a major study.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Men Will Never Be Subjected To The Barbarism Of The Abortion Laws They're Enacting

5 min read

This week, Georgia became the sixth state in America to pass a bill that effectively outlaws abortion and criminalises those who seek to obtain or provide one.

National

National

Flu Deaths: 'Unprecedented' Start To Season With 10 Dead

3 min read

Ten people have died from flu in South Australia this year, as health authorities warn of an unprecedented start to the season across the country.

The Project

The Project

Statement From Tough Mudder Australia

1 min read

Statement attributed to a spokesperson from Tough Mudder Australia.

Science

Science

Teen Slowly Poisoned With Arsenic By Homeopathic Treatment

2 min read

A 16-year-old girl had chronic arsenic poisoning after voluntarily taking homeopathic treatments over four years.

Health

Health

Healthiest Supermarket Food Brands Revealed

2 min read

A new study has rated the healthiest food brands, and you may be surprised with the results.

Health

Health

What Your Nails Can Tell You About Your Health

3 min read

Take a minute to really look at your nails, and you might discover you need more than just a manicure.

Health

Health

Drinking A Lot Of Coffee Now Said To Help You Live Longer

2 min read

If you drink up to eight cups a day, we have some good news for you.

Health

Health

Sydney University Pulls Research Claiming Elderberries Can Fight Flu

2 min read

Update: Sydney University has pulled research claiming that compounds in elderberries can fight flu infection.

Sport

Sport

Thirty Essendon Fans Sick, Four Hospitalised, After $725 MCG Lunch

1 min read

An expensive lunch on ANZAC Day at the MCG has gone horribly wrong, with reports of up to 30 people treated by Ambulance Victoria.

Style

Style

‘Stay Away’ From '90s-Inspired Flatform Shoes, Warns Podiatrist

2 min read

ICYMI -- the '90s are back, at least when it comes to fashion. But be warned...

Health

Health

If You're A 'High Sitter' You Need 20-40 Minutes Of Exercise A Day

2 min read

The average Australian worker sits for more than six hours a day -- which makes us a nation of what researchers call 'high sitters'. And that can be bad for our health.

National

National

Surgery Waiting Times At Public Hospitals 'Going Backwards'

2 min read

The latest Australian Medical Association Public Hospital Report Card paints a "depressing picture of overstretched hospitals and patients waiting longer for their care", according to AMA President Dr Tony Bartone.

The Project

The Project

Why You Should Exercise At Night

1 min read

Your internal body clock can determine how deep your gains are.

Life

Life

Chocolatiers Explain Why We Love Easter So Much

1 min read

You might think that the reason so many of us love Easter comes down to one thing only -- chocolate.

Sophia Hatzis

Sophia Hatzis

This Is The First Year I'm Not Frightened Of Easter

6 min read

When I tell people I dread Easter every year, I'm met with some questionable looks.

Views

Views

My Story Will Make You Run And Check Your Nuts

6 min read

It was about 4 pm on Friday October 20, 2017.

Health

Health

Sitting Down All Day May Sabotage Your Gym Visit

2 min read

A new study suggests that sitting down for 13 hours a day could cause problems regardless of your gym membership.

World

World

Doctors Discover Bees Living Under Woman's Eye, Feeding On Her Tears

1 min read

A Taiwanese woman who thought she had an eye infection was actually playing host to four bees living in her eye, in what doctors have called a "world first".

Love

Love

Did You Know You Should Be Cleaning Your Sex Toys?

3 min read

Here's how to make sure your toys are spick, span and ready for action ...

Life

Life

The World Does Not Want Or Need Kourtney Kardashian's Lifestyle Site 'Poosh'

2 min read

Kourtney Kardashian just launched her new lifestyle site 'Poosh' but people are not here for it.

Good News

Good News

Teacher's 'Mental Health Checklist' For Students Goes Viral

2 min read

A special education teacher whose 'mental health check in' list went viral has made the list downloadable for free online.

Health

Health

A Single Alcoholic Drink A Day Increases Stroke Risk, Study Finds

3 min read

Scientists found that a few drinks a day slightly raised the risk of stroke and high blood pressure.

Dr Nikki Stamp

Dr Nikki Stamp

We Need To Vaccinate Against The Anti-Vaxxing Message

6 min read

This week, NSW announced its 15th measles warning of the year.

National

National

The Silent Illness That Kills Three Australians Every Day

4 min read

As many as 3.24 million Australians live with chronic pain, reducing both their quality of life and their life expectancy.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Jason Momoa Opens Up About Emilia Clarke's Aneurysms

1 min read

Jason Momoa has opened up about his 'Game of Thrones' co-star Emilia Clarke's near death experience.

World

World

Germany's Drastic Measures To Combat Organ Shortage

2 min read

Germany is trying to tackle a shortage of donors and address a backlog of about 10,000 patients waiting for organs.

News

News

Warning Issued After Spike In Wild Mushroom Poisonings

1 min read

Eight people were hospitalised with a mushroom-related illness in NSW within a week, while 39 ingestion-related calls were made to The NSW Poisons Information Centre.

Adelaide

Adelaide

The Unknown Heart Condition Sending Thousands To Hospital

1 min read

A dangerous and surprisingly common heart condition is responsible for sending more Aussies to hospital than any other -- according to a landmark Australian study.

World

World

Doctors Urgently Warn Parents After Boy Swallows Magnets

5 min read

While the dangers of children accidentally ingesting batteries and laundry detergent pods are well known, doctors are sounding the alarm on the risks of another common household item: tiny, high-powered magnets.

News

News

NYC Bans Unvaccinated Children From Public Spaces To Fight Measles

2 min read

Health officials in Rockland County, New York have declared a state of emergency amid an ongoing measles outbreak.

Health

Health

New Research Says Dust Could Contribute To Weight Gain

2 min read

Chemicals found in household dust may contribute to fat cell growth, according to new research.

National

National

Brisbane Hit With Second Case Of Measles In As Many Days

1 min read

Brisbane residents are on alert once again, following the second case of measles in the city in two days.

Health

Health

Syphilis Rates At 'Crisis Point' In Victoria As Infections Hit Record High

4 min read

Healthcare workers are facing a "crisis" as cases of the sexually transmitted infection syphilis continue to rise. 

Celebrity

Celebrity

GOT Star Reveals She Nearly Died After Two Brain Aneurysms

2 min read

Emilia Clarke said she nearly lost her life after filming the first season of 'Game of Thrones'.

Health

Health

'I Did Cartwheels': The 'Cancer-Melting' Drug Offering Older Leukaemia Patients Hope

1 min read

A new cancer drug which effectively melts away leukaemia is offering older patients renewed hope.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why A Routine Trip To The GP Leaves Me Mentally And Emotionally Shaken

6 min read

“Just relax,” he says.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Finland Is Once Again The Happiest Country In The World

1 min read

For a second year running Finland is the world's happiest country according to an annual survey.

World

World

Sugary Drinks Linked To 31 Percent Higher Risk Of Death: Study

2 min read

New research offers yet another reason to avoid sugary drinks.

World

World

Woman Injects Herself With Fruit Juice To Get Healthy, Nearly Dies

1 min read

A 51-year-old woman on a health kick made a smoothie from 20 different fruits and then injected the concoction into her body.

Health

Health

How Many Eggs Should We Actually Be Eating Per Week?

4 min read

A new, large study may serve up some confusing advice for egg lovers.

National

National

Pete Evans Is Now Spruiking 'Important' Anti-Vaxxer Views And WTF?

3 min read

We regret to inform you that Pete Evans is at it again.

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.

News

News

Button Batteries Sending 20 Kids To Emergency Rooms A Week

3 min read

Button batteries are putting children's lives at risk, according to consumer watchdog Choice.

Jane Caro

Jane Caro

A Woman Is Not A Container For A Man's Baby

5 min read

What is the moral situation when a man has sex with a woman and, if she becomes pregnant and chooses to terminate the pregnancy, decides to use the courts to punish those who provided the abortion?

Peter Shmigel

Peter Shmigel

Why People Would Be Happier If They Were More Like Drones

4 min read

Our skies and our Instagram feeds seem to be filled with drones nowadays.

National

National

NRL Wife Hosting $200 'Informative' Anti-Vax Workshops

2 min read

Taylor Winterstein, wife of NRL player Frank Winterstein, has gone public with her controversial stance against vaccinations.

World

World

Six-Year-Old Boy Almost Died Of Tetanus After Parents Refuse Vaccinations

5 min read

It's the first case of tetanus in the state of Oregon in more than 30 years.

Health

Health

The Debilitating Life Of A Migraine Sufferer: 25 Excruciating Days A Month

3 min read

Since she was eight years old, 21-year-old Janie Abiharb has woken up most days with a throbbing migraine, causing a dull ache on one side of her head.

Health

Health

Girl Born With No Hearing Now Fluent In Two Languages

2 min read

Hana Hollowell's English-speaking father and Japanese-speaking mother assumed their unborn child would speak both their mother tongues, but things changed two days after she was born.

Stacey June

Stacey June

FFS Why Are There So Many Acronyms When It Comes To Getting Pregnant?

4 min read

"I'm a FTM that needs to AIH via IUI. My DH/OH and I can’t DTD and yesterday I got a BFN via HPT. It sucked hard.

Good News

Good News

The Country Town Dancing And Singing To Lure More Doctors

2 min read

The shortage of medical practitioners in rural and remote Australia has been a problem for a long time -- so one town has taken matters into its own (jazz) hands.

Health

Health

Why More Young People Are Having Strokes

3 min read

Strokes kill more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer.

Health

Health

An HIV Patient Has Been Cleared Of The Virus For Just The Second Time Ever

3 min read

A patient appears to have been cured of HIV, offering researchers fresh hope the virus could one day be eliminated. 

Jack Laurence

Jack Laurence

How The Hell Did Our Parents Keep Us Alive Without Google?

3 min read

On December 13, 2018 at 6.17pm my daughter was born. By 6.45pm I had Googled “What is a sacral dimple?”

The Project

The Project

Why You Can’t Catch Up On Sleep During The Weekend

1 min read

New research shows that those weekend sleep-ins aren't helping with the sleep you lost Monday to Friday.

National

National

'I Couldn't Save My Son': Calls To Fix Autism Death Rates

3 min read

WARNING: This story contains a discussion of suicide and suicidality. 

Health

Health

Man Gets 22-Hour-Long Erection From Tanning Injection

2 min read

In eye-watering news, a Scottish man injected himself with tanning supplement Melanotan and -- well -- his penis wasn't happy.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

Anti-Vaxxers Threaten My Son’s Health But Have Him To Thank For Theirs

7 min read

The internet erupted into a furore last week when Shanelle Cartwright, wife of footy player Bryce Cartwright, went public with her decision not to vaccinate either of her kids.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Organ Donation Should Be Compulsory Unless You Opt Out

6 min read

When I flipped open my laptop to start typing up a piece on organ donation, it was going to be a no brainer: Australia should, surely, move to an opt-out system. This, I assumed, would widen the pool of donors and save lives.

Views

Views

I'll Never Feel Guilty For What I Eat, And Neither Should You

3 min read

Should we replace the word 'guilt' when it comes to what we eat?

National

National

Outrage Over 'Deeply Disturbing' Video Of Chiropractor Treating Baby

2 min read

The Victorian health minister is "deeply disturbed" by a video showing a Melbourne chiropractor performing controversial spinal treatment on a two-week-old baby. 

Life

Life

Forget About Shampoo, It's Time For Shampee

2 min read

Apparently taking a golden shower is good for your hair... and no this isn't a piss take.

James Norman

James Norman

The Surprising Term Searched In Australia More Than Anywhere Else On Earth

4 min read

Anyone who has grown up in Australia will remember the catchy old Holden advertisements with the jingle 'Football, Meat pies, Kangaroos and Holden cars'.

News

News

Graphic New Ad Warns Of Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

2 min read

Drinking alcohol is giving more than 3,200 Aussies cancer each year and a new ad is aimed at showing the realities of what alcohol actually does to your body.

Health

Health

Aussie Scientists Have Figured Out A Way To Stop Our Memory-Based Fears

2 min read

Researchers at the University of Queensland have discovered a way to modify our DNA to help inhibit fears generated by experience-based memories.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Denise Drysdale Reveals The Biggest Battle She Has Ever Faced

1 min read

Studio 10 co-host Denise Drysdale has opened up about her struggle to regain her confidence after battling a series of health issues over the past few months.

Catherine Hughes

Catherine Hughes

I Never Imagined My Baby's Death Would Make Me The Target Of Anti-Vaxxers

6 min read

“Shut up and grieve like a normal person.”