Category: Health

Election Special: Disability Factor

Australians living with disabilities have been demanding more commitment from both sides of politics. The battle for disability rights turned nasty early in the election campaign. Georgie Hewson reports.

Brisbane hosts child safety conference

The keys to improving the lives of Australian children are discussion and evidence. Experts packed a conference in Brisbane today, which coincides with National Families Week. Isabella Magee reports.

Authorities warn flu deaths are on the rise

Queensland is in the grip of a flu disaster. It has caused at least 25 deaths so far this year and authorities say nobody is safe. James Stephens reports.

Great Brisbane Bike Ride raising funds to fight cancer

One of Brisbane’s biggest cycling events is attracting thousands of riders and they’re raising money for a good cause. Isabella Magee reports.

Qld scientists make mental health breakthrough

Queensland scientists have made a breakthrough in the understanding of mental health. It’s hoped they can now find better drug treatments. Isabella Magee reports.

Eczema experts call for more awareness

It’s the skin condition that affects thousands of Australians on a daily basis. Experts are calling for more awareness about a rising epidemic. Brittany Butler reports.

Party leaders head to Sunshine State on election campaign trail

With just eight days to go, the federal election campaign is heating up, as the leaders visit the Sunshine State. Health and resources the big talking points of the day. Brittany Butler reports.

Brisbane Lord Mayor’s leap of faith

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has taken a leap of faith. He was joined by other thrill-seeking fundraisers for the swing from the Goodwill Bridge. Chloe Maxwell reports.

RACQ reveals shocking number of service vehicle near misses

Queensland’s peak motoring body is alarmed at how often roadside workers are nearly hit by cars. The RACQ is urging drivers to take care around emergency vehicles. Tim Lofthouse reports.

Brisbane’s cycling infrastructure in need of a “massive boost”

Twelve thousand cyclists end up in hospital each year. The startling number of injuries has triggered calls for new driver education. Alana Riley reports.