Mt Gambier’s health care suffering due to unaffordability and unreliability of flights, experts say

Mt Gambier’s health care suffering due to unaffordability and unreliability of flights, experts say

Updated May 11, 2018 16:24:51 Unreliable and unaffordable air services are adversely affecting health care in the Mt Gambier area, experts in South Australia’s largest regional city say. Key points: Locals raised concerns in Senate inquiry into flight prices in regional, rural, remote areas Patients waiting long times to see …

Dialysis bus makes holidays possible for patients suffering kidney disease

Dialysis bus makes holidays possible for patients suffering kidney disease

Posted April 23, 2018 07:04:01 Photo: Maree Jaloussis has been on dialysis for 12 months after 10 years of chronic kidney disease. (ABC News: Nancy Notzon) The whizz and whir of the dialysis machine went on and on, its invasive tubes pierced into Maree Jaloussis’s arm pumped blood back and …

PNG grandmother held in detention by Australian Border Force after suffering acute appendicitis

PNG grandmother held in detention by Australian Border Force after suffering acute appendicitis

Updated April 17, 2018 11:14:14 A grandmother from Papua New Guinea is being held in a Brisbane detention centre after being airlifted to Far North Queensland for medical treatment. Rapia Komonde was taken by her husband from their remote village in PNG to a medical centre on Saibai Island in …

School kids’ mental health suffering due to late-night tablet and phone use, teachers say

School kids’ mental health suffering due to late-night tablet and phone use, teachers say

Updated April 13, 2018 07:00:46 Photo: One educator said some kids under 12 were self-harming. (ABC News: Jake Evans) Night-time technology use is disrupting the sleeping habits of children and damaging their mental health, the effects of which are becoming increasingly apparent in classrooms, educators say. The trend is causing …

Commonwealth Games: Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard withdraws after suffering injury – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games: Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard withdraws after suffering injury – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 09, 2018 16:40:17 Photo: Laurel Hubbard could not continue in the competition after injuring her arm. (AAP: Dean Lewins) Related Story: ‘A man is a man’: Controversy over transgender New Zealand weightlifter at Commonwealth Games New Zealand’s transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has withdrawn from competition in the women’s …

‘Indescribable fear and suffering’: Reflecting on three years covering the Middle East – News coverage

‘Indescribable fear and suffering’: Reflecting on three years covering the Middle East – News coverage

As Sophie McNeill prepares to come home to Australia, she looks back on her time reporting in a region where bombing hospitals, denying civilians medical care and besieging and starving children have become commonplace. WARNING on correspondents report WARNING: This story contains graphic images some people may find distressing Overseas …

Powerlifter Odell Manuel smashes record after suffering horrific injury

Powerlifter Odell Manuel smashes record after suffering horrific injury

Posted March 24, 2018 14:29:44 Photo: Odell Manuel hasn’t been in competition for two years, and broke an Australian record squatting 440kg. (Supplied: Markos Markopoulos) Odell Manuel was Australia’s strongest man until he suffered a horrific quadricep injury that put him out of action for two years. That may have …