Category : Health

Why is polio so hard to beat?

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For just more than two years, Nigerian health officials have been celebrating a country free of the paralyzing effects of the poliovirus. The achievement is yet another a step toward … Read More >>

Injured paramedic calls for better communication with police in bid to reduce assaults

3 years ago / 0 comments

An Ambulance Victoria employee who was assaulted on the job says a lack of communication with police is to blame, as data shows more than 300 paramedics were attacked in the past year.

New app makes Hunter health services more accessible

3 years ago / 0 comments

Lifeline Hunter is urging locals to use a new smartphone app to access health and community services.

Qld mines given black lung warning as workers face ‘breathless’ Christmas

3 years ago / 0 comments

Queensland underground coal mine operators are warned by the mining union to reduce their dust levels below the State’s safety standard or face shut downs.

Mackay Base Hospital transforms office into giant gingerbread house

3 years ago / 0 comments

A north Queensland hospital captures gingerbread man inside staff office for Christmas

Inside the gingerbread house

3 years ago / 0 comments

Inside the gingerbread house Medical workforce officer Ulrika Widdowson and medical workforce coordinator Elizabeth Kadel peek outside their office gingerbread house in the Mackay Base Hospital. ABC Tropical North: Sophie … Read More >>

Under the gingerbread roof

3 years ago / 0 comments

Under the gingerbread roof Ulrika Widdowson (left) and Elizabeth Kadel spent countless hours turning their office cubicles into a giant gingerbread house. ABC Tropical North: Sophie Kesteven Topics:christmas, health, mackay-4740 … Read More >>

Children treated for burns in hospital during SA heatwave

3 years ago / 0 comments

Medical experts warn parents to make sure their children wear hats, sunscreen and shoes after a number of children were treated for burns during Adelaide’s recent heatwave.

Dads warned to take care and avoid Christmas injuries

3 years ago / 0 comments

Each year common Christmas injuries are presented to emergency wards and GPs across the country, with out-of-control remote control cars and backyard cricket among the leading causes.

Maternity ward at SA country hospital forced to close for Christmas

3 years ago / 0 comments

A maternity ward at a hospital in South Australia’s Mid North is being closed over Christmas due to a shortage of midwives in the region, sparking concerns of a more permanent closure.