Category: Health

Covid threatens the medieval movement

By Jack James COVID-19 restrictions appear to be threatening the growing interest in the medieval era – although some experts believe there is a silver lining.

There’s (not) an app for that

By Sophie McManus Social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram are experiencing a reported drop in their usership. Even though they’ve played a vital part in keeping us connected during the Covid-19 pandemic, millennials are rejecting the platforms in search

The barbers cutting the stigma between men and mental health

By Jack James Queensland’s first men’s mental health barbershop, has opened up in Coorparoo. StigmaCutz is the brainchild of charity, A Chance For Change, and offers a friendly space where men can engage in honest, caring conversations – whilst getting

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Right to die pledge from Palaszczuk

By Ray Sinclair Queenslanders will decide their next government on October 31. One law which won’t be voted on until after the outcome of the election is a euthanasia bill making it legal for people to end their own lives.

Clouds loom over Brisbane businesses ahead of New Year’s Eve

By Jessica Perkins Brisbane businesses are in limbo as they wait to hear whether this year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display will go ahead. The city’s celebrations usually bring in tens of thousands of visitors, but businesses fear revenue losses

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Algorithm aims to fight online abuse

Online abuse is nothing new for some women using social media. But a new Twitter algorithm aims to detect sexualised threats and remove them from the platform. VJ Charlie Dally-Watkins reports.

Fitness industry fights back to full health

While Brisbane returns to a state of relative normality, the effects of COVID-19 are still being felt by many businesses, and fitness facilities have found it particularly hard. VJ James Stephens reports.

University challenge: the new norm of learning online

University students say this year’s move to online learning has been challenging thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Some say the delivery’s been inconsistent, but others say there are benefits to this style of learning. VJ Dominique Tassell reports.

Online pressure to cut kilos during COVID weighs heavy on young minds

By Sophie Chirgwin Pressure to become fit and shed kilos during COVID-19 is detrimental to young people who are predisposed to eating disorders, health experts warn. Since the pandemic struck, some social media pages have been plastered with videos and

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Scientists surge ahead in fight against scarlet fever

By Sabrina Walker In a world first, Queensland scientists have discovered a new, highly infectious strain of Group A Streptococcus bacteria, responsible for the recent global outbreak of childhood disease, scarlet fever. The disease has risen globally at an alarming

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