Australians raise life-saving funds for Adelaide child’s rare cancer treatment in Barcelona

At the age of three, Sophie Stephenson was facing a life-threatening recurrence of an extremely rare cancer. Key points: Sophie Stephenson was diagnosed with a life-threatening recurrence of neuroblastoma in the central nervous system when she was three Neuroblastoma is very rare, affecting about 40 children each year in Australia The community raised $275,000 to … Read more

Life of Melbourne woman who had cardiac arrest saved by quick-thinking from supermarket workers

When Mary Brockhoff went into cardiac arrest in a Melbourne supermarket, shelve-stackers stepped in and saved her life. Key points: Melbourne woman Mary Brockhoff was shopping when she collapsed from a heart attack Supermarket workers performed first aid until paramedics arrived She returned to thank the people who saved her life “I actually don’t remember … Read more

Florida health care facilities evacuate patients after Ian

Thousands of people were evacuated from nursing homes and hospitals across Florida on Thursday even as winds and water from Hurricane Ian began receding. Hundreds of those evacuations were taking place across the hard-hit Fort Myers region, where damage cut off potable water to at least nine hospitals. Kristen Knapp of the Florida Health Care … Read more

How To Participate, Simple Tips For The Vital Organ’s Health

World Heart Day, observed every Sept. 29, focuses our attention on a vital organ of our bodies — our heart. It is the perfect time for people to start taking better care of their heart health. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is said to account for half of all non-communicable disease (NCD) deaths, making it the “world’s … Read more

Mass exodus of GPs from health system prompts dire warning from regional doctors

Yarrawonga-based doctor Clyde Ronan has been working in general practice for 40 years. Key points: The Rural Doctors Association is calling for immediate reform of the GP system A high number of GPs are leaving the industry across the country Doctors say there are not enough new recruits to replace those leaving Now 70, he … Read more

Is the pandemic over? We asked an economist, an education expert and a public health scholar their views

But to many Americans who have long since returned to pre-COVID 19 activities and are now being forced back into the office, the remark may ring true. The problem is that what “back to normal” feels like may differ from person to person, depending on the individual’s circumstances and by what criteria they are judging … Read more

Global Fund raises $14.25 billion to end HIV, TB and malaria

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria raised $14.25 billion Wednesday at a donor conference led by US President Joe Biden, as decades of progress against the diseases are set back by Covid. It was the highest amount ever pledged for a multilateral health organization — but fell far short of the ambitious … Read more

Disability royal commission examines poor treatment and ‘disgusting’ conditions in criminal justice system

A woman who lives with muscular dystrophy thought prison guards were trying to kill her when she was repeatedly dropped while being transferred in and out of her wheelchair. Key points: The disability royal commission is examining the criminal justice system Evidence has ranged from stories about poor accessibility, to people actively being harmed by … Read more

Global Fund seeks $18 billion to end HIV, TB and malaria

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Wednesday sought to raise at least $18 billion at a donor conference led by US President Joe Biden, the decades of progress against the three diseases are set back by Covid. It is the highest ever “replenishment” goal set by the organization, which brings together … Read more

Celebrities coming back to White House after Trump drought

WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrities are back at the White House following a pop-culture backlash during the Trump years, when just about anyone considered high-wattage refused to show up. Rocker Elton John is bringing his farewell tour to the South Lawn on Friday, the White House announced Tuesday, one week after singer James Taylor and hosts … Read more