Category: Health

Pirate play-day raising funds for kids with cancer

It’s “Talk like a Pirate” day and it’s helping kids with cancer. Children and adults alike dressed-up, hunted for treasure and said “Arghh me hearties” all for a great cause. Amber Gifford reports.

New test for early detection of chronic disease

Researchers have developed a test that will lead Australians to a healthier life. It predicts the likelihood of chronic diseases. Michael Rodden reports.

World-first saliva study for skin cancer

Queensland researchers are recruiting for the world’s largest skin cancer study. They want 20,000 volunteers to give up some saliva. Amber Gifford reports.

Berejiklian backbenchers back down

The abortion debate in New South Wales is causing grief for the Premier. But for the moment rebel backbenchers have backed down on a threat to topple her. Libby Hopper reports.

Push to address discrimination against disabilities

The Disability Royal Commission is sitting in Brisbane. Commissioners explained how they want to help prevent exploitation or abuse of the disabled. Harris Wakeling reports.

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.