Category: Health

Brain training to prevent dementia

Queensland researchers believe they may be able to delay the onset of dementia. They’re even hoping that ultimately they can prevent it. Tomson Calland reports.

Messy play day leaves tiny tots smiling

Hundreds of tiny tots ran amuck this morning in a special event involving messy play. Slime, paint and mud left the little ones grubby but happy. Lauren Reddiex reports.

Telstra outage creates crisis for emergency services

It’s been a frustrating and worrying day for emergency workers, Telstra and Australians facing a crisis. Triple zero calls across the country have been failing, and the only advice has been try again. Anna McGraw reports.

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Demand on the rise for electric bikes

Cycling has taken the world by storm. Now the electric bike is sweeping Brisbane. They cost as little as $20 a year to run, and are congestion busting. Alice Sinclair reports.

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Candlelight vigil remembers domestic violence victims

The tormented lives of thousands of domestic violence victims have been remembered in Brisbane. The candlelight vigil begins a month of focus on the issue. Max Eagles reports.

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Dairy dodgers say SOY-onara to good health

By Kaileigh Carew Edited for online by Claire Boughey Dieticians are recommending those who steer clear of having cows’ milk in their morning coffee, should eat other foods rich in iodine to avoid problematic thyroid function. As the trend of

Thousands of Australians being turned away from treatment for eating disorders

Anorexia has the highest death rate of all psychiatric illness. Why isn't it being funded? (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kizette/2597106339/)

By Georgia Indian, produced for online by Natalie Brown Despite having the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disease, Anorexia Nervosa is amongst the lowest government-funded illnesses, with some of the most expensive treatment costs. In a study released by

How Science inspired GOMA’s largest ever exhibit by a single Australian artist

By Tim Shepherd  Internationally renowned artist Patricia Piccinini hopes her collection of life-like human-hybrid sculptures will inspire a discussion about the impacts of gene-editing and stem cell research. For the first time ever, the entire ground level of Brisbane’s Gallery

Smokers could soon be paid to quit

By Bella Rigley, produced for online by Jessica Riga Australia is spending a total of $31.5 billion on the effects of smoking, but a new Tasmanian project thinks there is a more cost effective method for quitting, by offering small money

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Domestic violence report shows 40 per cent of victims suffer brain injury

By Daneka Hill and Tim Shepherd.  Almost half of hospitalised domestic violence victims suffer from brain injuries, a recent study has found. A Monash University report examined hospitalisations over a 10 year period finding 40 per cent suffered some form

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