Topic | Health | Canberra Times

Health

Advertisement
Chill factor: people in cold climates drink more alcohol

Chill factor: people in cold climates drink more alcohol

Researchers found evidence that climate contributed to a higher incidence of binge drinking and liver disease.

  • by Lucy Christie

Latest

Canberra Hospital operating theatre was closed down due to mould

Canberra Hospital operating theatre was closed down due to mould

An annual report hearing has heard there are a number of maintenance problems plaguing Canberra Hospital.

  • by Daniella White
Elderly left languishing after collapse of ACT home care company
Canberra

Elderly left languishing after collapse of ACT home care company

One client who uses a wheelchair was left with no home care for over a week after the company was placed in liquidation.

  • by Megan Doherty
Mesothelioma levels in ACT drop, but still remain at record highs
Cancer

Mesothelioma levels in ACT drop, but still remain at record highs

There were nine new cases of the disease recorded in the ACT in 2017, just down from the record of 10 the year before.

  • by Andrew Brown
One arrest, three in custody after Spilt Milk
Health

One arrest, three in custody after Spilt Milk

ACT Policing confirmed one arrest at Saturday's Spilt Milk festival with police estimating a crowd of 30,000.

'Appalling': How to avoid unsafe trampoline parks 'in for quick buck'
Exclusive
Health

'Appalling': How to avoid unsafe trampoline parks 'in for quick buck'

Only a quarter of trampoline parks are planning to comply with tough new safety standards, the Herald can reveal.

  • by Esther Han
Advertisement
'Chaotic': What Northern Beaches Hospital doctors, patients are saying
Exclusive
Health

'Chaotic': What Northern Beaches Hospital doctors, patients are saying

The Northern Beaches Hospital has only been open for 17 days, but the Herald's investigation has set off a large wave of stories from staff at all levels and patients in all age groups.

  • by Esther Han
Doctors threaten to withhold treatment at Northern Beaches Hospital
Exclusive
Health

Doctors threaten to withhold treatment at Northern Beaches Hospital

The group representing junior doctors made an extraordinary move to force the health ministry to immediately address problems at the hospital.

  • by Esther Han & Pallavi Singhal
Why you should always buy Australian made sunscreen
Health

Why you should always buy Australian made sunscreen

Sunscreen experts are pleading with Australian consumers to steer clear of so-called "sunscreen pills" and buy Australian-made sunscreen over American ones.

  • by Esther Han & Stephanie Darling
Health Minister tells Northern Beaches Hospital operator to 'get it fixed', but won't step in
Health

Health Minister tells Northern Beaches Hospital operator to 'get it fixed', but won't step in

Health Minister Brad Hazzard says that he has spoken to senior managers at Healthscope after reports of a serious undersupply of critical supplies at the new Northern Beaches Hospital.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
South West burn-offs prompt Perth smoke alert
Fire

South West burn-offs prompt Perth smoke alert

The prescribed burns were being carried out by the parks and wildlife service, private landowners and local government.

  • by staff writers