Category: Health

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.

Could robots replace surgeons?

You’ve heard of driverless cars but how do you feel about driverless surgery? Medical researchers are working on robots, to take the place of doctors. Jessica Rendall reports.

Advocates push for changes to NDIS

Politicians of all persuasions have backed the National Disability Insurance Scheme. But advocacy groups are demanding urgent changes. Chris Smith reports.

Facebook bans Breast Cancer awareness ads

Facebook is under fire after banning an Australian Breast Cancer advertisement. The social media group says it won’t accept the level of nudity in the content. Jessica Rendall reports.

Hospital talent show raises funds for sick kids

One of Australia’s great charities, the Starlight Children’s Foundation, is trying to raise more money. As part of that sick children have been showcasing their talents. Ivy Mullins reports.

Election campaigning heads to the Apple Isle

Party leaders could cross paths this week as their campaign trails head south. They’re both in Tasmania with the Prime Minister discussing an overhaul of the PBS and the Opposition leader promoting clean energy. Alana Riley reports.