Category: Health

Australians confused over sunscreen safety

New research shows only 55% of Australians believe sunscreen is safe to use every day. The National Sun Protection Survey shows people are confused about the best sun protection methods. Madeline Paulsen reports.

Health summit focuses on Indigenous children

A new program aimed at improving the health of Aboriginal babies is being trialled in Queensland. Health workers say the program is already a success raising hopes it could be expanded across Australia. Claire Boughey reports.

Meter to reveal real UV ray dangers

A 22-year-old Engineering student developed a device to bring us one step closer to beating skin cancer. Already, it’s earned the approval of health experts. Sheridan Ireland reports.

More money to be spent on fighting the flu

Health authorities will spend more money on diagnosing influenza next year. Queensland is still recovering from one of the worst flu seasons on record. Jessamy Tredinnick reports.

New app to support people with delirium

Queensland doctors have developed an app to help diagnosis a disease called delirium. It’s often confused with dementia and that causes profound problems. Madeline Paulson reports.

Rain fails to dampen Ride to Work Day

Cyclists around Brisbane have braved the elements to take part in Ride To Work Day. The annual event aims to promote cycling as a viable alternative for commuters. Naveen Razik reports.

Long locks cut short for charity

A group of Brisbane schoolgirls have undergone some drastic changes to help cancer victims. They gave up a little of themselves. Chloe Wilshire reports.

Food Bank desperate for donations as demand for service rises

Imagine you’re a parent and you have to decide between power and food for your family. That’s the reality for the 430,000 Queenslanders living below the poverty line. Lily Greer reports.

Public urged to learn CPR

The ambulance service wants more Queenslanders to learn CPR. On Restart a Heart Day, paramedics gave free lessons on how to save lives. Jessica McGrath reports.

Men most at risk of skin cancer

Queensland men aged over 55 are most risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancers. The latest research has uncovered the extent of the disease and its cost on the health system. Lily Nothling reports.