Doctors to be on alert this summer for deadly disease

JAMIE MURRAY Doctors have been told to be on alert this summer for an extremely rare but deadly disease since the death of a young boy late last year. The disease known as Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis or PAM caused the death of a 12-month … [Read more...]

Smoking on the decline new report says

JAMIE MURRAY Fewer Australians are smoking and less are taking it up a new report has shown. A report compiled by researchers from the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows positive progress has been made in reducing smoking … [Read more...]

Taxi industry rallies for fair go

JAMIE MURRAY   As of today, ride sharing companies such as Uber have been legalised by the Queensland government, prompting protest from members of the taxi industry.   Taxi Council of Queensland president Max McBride … [Read more...]

Griffith researchers working towards spinal cord injury cure

JAMIE MURRAY Researchers at Griffith University’s Eskitis Institute of Drug Discovery are closer to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries. Recently the institute received a donation of $267,000 from the Perry Cross Spinal Research … [Read more...]

Government offers helping hand to helpers of the homeless

JAMIE MURRAY The Palaszczuk Government introduced a new funding and grants program worth $2 million, with the goal of encouraging new and innovative homelessness support services. The $2 million offered by the program is in addition to the … [Read more...]