The Source News on Global Digital – 19 September 2019

Coming up today on The Source News, we hear about the climate strikes that are set to take place across the nation tomorrow, the psychological effects of video gaming on children, the Bureau of Meteorology warns of an active storm season and how it … [Read more...]

Healthy habits key to weight-loss

JORDAN QUINN A Gold Coast-based weight-loss program aims to revolutionise the health and fitness industry by not focusing on diets and training, but through building new mental habits. Launched in August, Sum Sanos - ‘I am Healthy’ in Latin - is … [Read more...]

Mental health sector struggles under NDIS

NDIS request form

REBEKAH ROENNFELDT Brisbane mental health service providers are concerned the transition to the disability-focused National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may leave some mental health workers and their clients feeling insufficiently … [Read more...]

Eco Expo returns to promote sustainable living

Plastic Free Boy at Eco Expo

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN Environmentalists around Brisbane are getting ready to flock to this year's Eco Expo for a weekend of sustainable fun. The event, which takes place at the Brisbane Showgrounds from Friday 14 September to Sunday 16 September, … [Read more...]

Experts stress need for infection control in Games Village

ANASTASIIA REKEDA Infection control experts have recommended athletes take precautionary measures to limit the spread of disease in the Athletes’ Village in the final days of the Commonwealth Games following outbreaks of influenza and mumps among … [Read more...]

Athletes take pride in Pride House

ASHLEIGH JANSEN   For the first time at a major Australian sporting event, Pride House, which offers a safe and inclusive area for LGBTIQ+ athletes, volunteers and visitors, has opened its doors at Surfers Paradise. First … [Read more...]

Fit and Fun Family Day promotes healthy living for children

OLIVIA WECKERLE The Fit and Fun Family Day event was held on Saturday the 16th September and aimed to inspire parents and their children to lead healthier lives. Held at Pimpama Shopping Junction, the event had a range of stalls such as … [Read more...]

Queensland laws forcing women interstate for abortions

JANA GABRIJEL Women are being forced to spend thousands of dollars at private clinics or flying interstate for terminations because of Queensland’s restrictive reproductive laws, a Brisbane Law Professor has said. Abortion is the only … [Read more...]

Brisbane dietitian says film makes controversial claims

JANA GABRIJEL A Brisbane dietitian has slammed dietary claims made in a documentary being screened on Netflix. Lauren James, an Accredited Dietitian for Eat Smart Nutrition said she believes the documentary What the Health should not have … [Read more...]

Eating Disorders: The online ‘Thinspiration’ cheer squad

THOMAS PITTS In recent times social media trends have seen the rise in the hashtag 'Thinspiration', Pininterest has now made any search for 'Thinspiration' to be accompanied with eating disorder warning messages. Thinspiration is not only a … [Read more...]