Health

Sat 16 Jan 2021

Police will scour hotel CCTV for cluster clues

Premium Content Police will scour hotel CCTV for cluster clues

A police audit of CCTV footage from Brisbane’s quarantine hotels is underway in an urgent attempt to find ‘gaps’ in procedure.

Fri 15 Jan 2021

SA changes border rules with Queensland

Premium Content SA changes border rules with Queensland

South Australia will allow all Queenslanders to enter without having to quarantine from this weekend.

COVID fragments discovered in seven locations

Premium Content COVID fragments discovered in seven locations

People with symptoms of COVID-19 in Pimpama, Coombabah, Capalaba, Loganholme, Wynnum, Gibson Island and Luggage Point should get tested.

Blue-green algae blooms to red alert at Tweed

Premium Content Blue-green algae blooms to red alert at Tweed

Council has issued a red alert for blue-green algae following its latest water test results.

Red alert for blue-green algae still in place at popular dam

Premium Content Red alert for blue-green algae still in place at popular dam

The species of blue-green algae identified is potentially toxic, and may cause gastroenteritis, or skin and eye irritations.

Phelps’ wife fears she’ll lose him

Phelps’ wife fears she’ll lose him

The wife of Michael Phelps has revealed her fear of losing the Olympic swimming legend to his mental health battle.

NSW records major virus milestone, no new cases

NSW records major virus milestone, no new cases

NSW has achieved a major virus milestone that hadn’t been achieved in a month, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has revealed.

Qld hotel walls swabbed for UK virus

Qld hotel walls swabbed for UK virus

Queensland authorities will take unprecedented measures to try and piece together how a mutant UK COVID-19 strain spread through a hotel.

WHO team arrives in China for COVID probe; US deaths soar

Premium Content WHO team arrives in China for COVID probe; US deaths soar

World Health Organisation experts have touched down in China to probe to origins of the coronavirus, as US virus deaths hit a record high.

US racing pigeon becomes Aussie fugitive

US racing pigeon becomes Aussie fugitive

A racing pigeon that made an incredible 15,000km journey from Alabama to Melbourne is now on the run from Aussie officials who want to kill it.

Young abandon condoms to save planet as diseases rise

Premium Content Young abandon condoms to save planet as diseases rise

Concerns about the environmental impact of plastic condoms is leading some “eco-sexuals” to go condom free - contributing to a concerning spike in STIs.

COVID jab may also be MS cure

Premium Content COVID jab may also be MS cure

Scientists are hopeful an “accidental” miracle cure for multiple sclerosis has been revealed during COVID-19 vaccine trials.

Tennis Big Four member tests positive to COVID-19

Premium Content Tennis Big Four member tests positive to COVID-19

Preparations for the Australian Open could be thrown into disarray, after former world No.1 Andy Murray tested positive to COVID-19.

Restrictions: What to expect at the Gabba today

Premium Content Restrictions: What to expect at the Gabba today

The do-or-die five-day ­decider between India and Australia will today kick off under heavy health ­restrictions at the Gabba. Here’s what you can expect.

Airborne transmission ‘almost certainly’ behind outbreak

Premium Content Airborne transmission ‘almost certainly’ behind outbreak

An infectious diseases physician believes airborne transmission is behind the Hotel Grand Chancellor outbreak and wants ‘indoor air safety’ there to be...

Lismore goes bottoms up over new clinic

Premium Content Lismore goes bottoms up over new clinic

The newest addition to the medical scene is set to leave Lismore cleansed.

Thu 14 Jan 2021

Senior police official blasts Queensland Health

Premium Content Senior police official blasts Queensland Health

A senior Queensland Police Union executive has blasted Queensland Health for leaving quarantined officers in the dark about when they will be tested.

COVID positive woman breached hotel quarantine

Premium Content COVID positive woman breached hotel quarantine

A patient carrying the highly contagious mutant UK strain of COVID-19 was able to breach quarantine at Hotel Grand Chancellor before returning.

Radical plan to keep UK strain out of Australia

Premium Content Radical plan to keep UK strain out of Australia

WA Premier Mark McGowan has taken some extreme measures to keep coronavirus at bay, but his latest proposal could be the toughest yet.

Which Coffs Coast suburb is having the biggest baby boom?

Premium Content Which Coffs Coast suburb is having the biggest baby boom?

We’re bucking the birth rate trend and one town is going above and beyond.

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