Remote WA community of Kalumburu uses by-laws to block methamphetamine from entering – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Email Remote WA community of Kalumburu uses by-laws to block methamphetamine from entering By Erin Parke Updated December 30, 2018 09:22:02 Photo: Kalumburu is using its isolation to prevent methamphetamine from entering the town. (Emily Jane Smith) Related Story: Cyclones cut alcohol and drugs supply to bush communities, police say Continue Reading

Buruli ulcer is infecting hundreds of Victorians, and doctors don't know why – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Email Buruli ulcer is infecting hundreds of Victorians, and doctors don't know why By James Oaten Posted December 30, 2018 06:11:12 Photo: Daniel O’Brien has been investigating a severe Buruli ulcer on Jacinta Mazzarella’s ankle. (ABC News: James Oaten) Related Story: Flesh-eating bacteria could be spread by mosquitoes, scientists warn Continue Reading

Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis diagnosis helps teen turn her life around, finish dux of her school – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Email Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis diagnosis helps teen turn her life around, finish dux of her school By Nicole Chettle Updated December 30, 2018 08:05:41 Photo: A pair of brains with the rare brain disease. The condition continues to confound doctors. (Supplied: Pediatrics) Map: NSW A Sydney teenager who was wrongly Continue Reading

Congolese Ebola patients flee treatment centre after protesters attack – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Email Congolese Ebola patients flee treatment centre after protesters attack Posted December 28, 2018 00:59:48 Photo: Ebola outbreaks across West Africa have killed more than 11,300 people. (Facebook: Médecins Sans Frontières) Related Story: Congo Ebola outbreak kills 44 as aid workers struggle to contain spread in conflict zone Related Story: Continue Reading

Weight loss 'lectures' from doctors could contribute to delayed diagnoses, advocates say – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Email Weight loss 'lectures' from doctors could contribute to delayed diagnoses, advocates say By Elise Scott Posted December 28, 2018 09:33:57 Photo: Fiona Tito-Wheatland says stigma towards overweight patients is contributing to poor health care. (ABC News: Pedro Ribiero) Related Story: How health campaigns and the law are perpetuating fat Continue Reading

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi tells Egyptians to lose weight, and TV to snub those 'overweight' – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Email President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi tells Egyptians to lose weight, and TV to snub those 'overweight' Updated December 26, 2018 14:07:50 Photo: The President, centre left, told military cadets they could not graduate before getting fit. (Facebook: President el-Sisi ) Related Story: 21-gun salute marks Sisi's second term amid crackdown Continue Reading

Thailand approves medical marijuana in New Year's 'gift' – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Email Thailand approves medical marijuana in New Year's 'gift' Posted December 25, 2018 20:43:04 Photo: Some advocates hope “the first baby step forward” will pave the way for legalisation. (Pixabay) Related Story: Take a look inside Queensland's first licensed medicinal cannabis farm Related Story: Father who juiced cannabis for sick Continue Reading

Funnel-web spiders come out in record numbers triggering Christmas warning – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Email Funnel-web spiders come out in record numbers triggering Christmas warning By Cameron Gooley Posted December 24, 2018 17:57:45 Video: Spike in funnel-web spiders in Sydney after storms (ABC News) Related Story: Funnel-web spiders are not just deadly to you, but to cancer Related Story: Sac full of funnel web Continue Reading

Christmas in a hospital's trauma unit means fractures, head injuries and stab wounds – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Email Christmas in a hospital's trauma unit means fractures, head injuries and stab wounds The Conversation By Jennifer Jamieson and Simon Hendel Posted December 24, 2018 06:04:28 Photo: The 17-year-old boy on this stretcher surrounded got serious burns after an incident involving live railway lines. (ABC News) Map: Australia An Continue Reading

Townsville Hospital's 'baby cam' helping parents keep a watchful eye on premature babies – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Email Townsville Hospital's 'baby cam' helping parents keep a watchful eye on premature babies Posted December 22, 2018 15:24:17 Photo: Samantha Hayden said being able to look at her babies helped her to express at home. (Supplied: CSIRO) Map: Townsville 4810 Parents are now able to keep an eye on Continue Reading