Health

Apunipima and Indigenous All Stars reach out to remote communities

3 days ago   (18/01/2017)
Health workers say shooting hoops is helping encourage kids in remote communities to lead better lifestyles.

Search resumes for man swept away in Tolga floodwaters

16 days ago   (05/01/2017)
Much-loved Tablelands farmer and Rusty's Market stall owner found deceased after being swept away in flash-flooding near Tolga.

Ambulance officers acknowledged for response to Ravenshoe tragedy

30 days ago   (22/12/2016)
Queensland paramedics who responded to the Ravenshoe cafe explosion have received Meritorious Service Awards for their work in 2015.

Elderly Yorkeys man bitten by taipan

32 days ago   (21/12/2016)
A 77-year-old man is fighting for his life after suffering a taipan bite.

Former Cairns MP in cancer battle

40 days ago   (12/12/2016)
Former Member for Cairns and TropicNow's editor Gavin King reveals he is battling cancer.

Apunipima aim to 'stop the smokes' at Cape York youth summit

43 days ago   (09/12/2016)
An Indigenous health service wants curb the high smoking rates in remote Cape York communities.

Hot times prompt fire warning

46 days ago   (06/12/2016)
A dry wet season has led authorities to caution the community about the danger of bushfires.

Burpees make big difference for young Missy

48 days ago   (05/12/2016)
A fundraiser for a Malanda girl diagnosed with leukaemia has raised more than four times the projected amount.

Cairns health service names new chief executive

49 days ago   (04/12/2016)
Keeping finances in check will be the first order of business for Cairns Hinterland Hospital and Health Service's newly appointed chief executive.

Stinger incident closes northern beaches

51 days ago   (01/12/2016)
Swimmers are being reminded to take precautions at local beaches with stinger season in full swing.

Community in mourning over sudden death of popular local nanny

52 days ago   (30/11/2016)
Family, friends and dozens of Cairns parents are in shock after the sudden death of much-loved local nanny Abby Young.

My greatest injuries from bingo to lightning strikes

54 days ago   (28/11/2016)
Cairns physio and TropicNow columnist Megan Thomas lists the craziest, most challenging injuries she's ever treated.

Cairns aims to reach 10,000 burpees for Missy

54 days ago   (28/11/2016)
Fundraisers are preparing to 'feel the burpee' this weekend as part of a special fundraiser.

Council makes clear decision against fluoride

59 days ago   (23/11/2016)
Cairns councillors vote to keep fluoride out of the local water supply in a final decision on the controversial topic.

Cairns Muslim community in mourning

60 days ago   (22/11/2016)
Imam Abdul Aziz passed away last night, leaving behind a legacy of community building and tireless campaign for harmony.

Chopper pilot survives crash near Daintree

63 days ago   (19/11/2016)
UPDATE: Body found in bushland after yesterday's helicopter crash, with the pilot in a serious condition in hospital.

Tragedy on the Reef

66 days ago   (16/11/2016)
Two French tourists aged 76 and 74 have died while swimming on the Reef.

Tips to avoid food poisoning this wet season

67 days ago   (15/11/2016)
Everything you need to know to avoid food poisoning in case of blackouts this wet season in the tropics.

Local GP says good health starts in your gut

86 days ago   (27/10/2016)
TropicNow's health columnist Dr Alexandra Bernhardi looks at the science and the benefits of good gut health.

Imperfect Mum Kristy Vallely chosen for national health campaign

87 days ago   (27/10/2016)
The popular Cairns host of The Imperfect Mum blog has been chosen to front a national health campaign.