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Category: Health

WARNING: Blue-green algae high alert for Telarah Lagoon

Recent sampling indicates that blue-green algae levels at Telarah Lagoon have increased to high alert – and remain that way for the Walka Water Works. Blue-green algae are microscopic cells that occur naturally...

Government must heed council’s plea for road help: Aitchison

Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison is demanding the NSW Government acts quickly to decrease road congestion and increase driver safety following changes to traffic near the new Maitland Hospital. The $470 million project at...

John Hunter’s solar plan receives green tick of approval

John Hunter is set to face the biggest solar panel installation of any hospital in Australia under Hunter New England Local Health District's (HNELHD) new plans to become fully carbon and waste...

Breast Cancer Trials’ mission to improve lives

Fifty-five people are diagnosed with breast cancer every day and, sadly, almost 10 of those will lose their lives.   An oncology group based in Newcastle is doing all it can to see...

New interns the best medicine for HNELHD

NSW Health has welcomed a record number of interns to the fold in 2021, including 125 in the Hunter-New England Local Health District (HNELHD) alone. More than 1,000 med students will begin work...

Mental health issues do not define who you are, says advocate

Mental health matters. That’s the driving force behind Newcastle-based advocate and Black Dog Institute volunteer Elliot Waters’ work. The 30-year-old is a Breaking Down Depression presenter, where, through a 45-minute session, he talks about...

GALLERY: The Place celebration 10 years in the making

The Place: Charlestown Community Centre recently marked an important milestone in its history – a decade of compassion and goodwill towards Lake Macquarie residents. Staff, board members, volunteers, tenants, hirers, local dignitaries, community...

Jets-Wanderers clash already making the news

Some football-loving Sydneysiders will be unwelcome at the Jets' A-League clash with the Wanderers in Newcastle on Friday night. Following COVID-19 outbreaks and subsequent suburb red-zoning, NSW Health has placed a ban on...

Check your pressure, advises Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is urging Hunter residents to check their blood pressure after the region recorded 194 strokes in 2020. That figure means 3217 people in the region are living with stroke. Australians keen...

Quiz the new weight loss tool, say CSIRO

If you want to lose weight in 2021, a quiz is what you need, according to the CSIRO. Releasing its new Start Strong Diet Quiz, the global group touted as Australia's national science...

EPA fines Hexham metal recycler $15,000

Failing to minimise dust emissions at its Hexham plant has proved costly for Onesteel Recycling Pty Ltd (operating as Infrabuild), with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issuing a $15,000 fine. EPA authorised...

Face masks “strongly recommended”: NSW Health

Due to increasing COVID-19 case numbers in the state, NSW Health strongly recommends people in NSW wear a mask at all times when in indoor areas. The areas where masks should be...

Take COVID-19 warnings seriously: Hornery

Wallsend MP Sonia Hornery is worried not everyone is taking the latest health warnings surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously. NSW Health reported today (Tuesday 22 December) there were eight new cases of community transmission...

MP slams Maitland Hospital emergency wait times

If you’ve ever felt frustrated, annoyed or even aggrieved while attending Maitland Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED), then here’s your chance to do something about it. Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison is calling on Lower...

Owen Craigie’s Chasing the Energy

Rugby league prodigy Owen Craigie faced many challenges throughout his illustrious career – some good, some not-so-good. Once labelled the “best naturally talented player I played with” by eighth Immortal Andrew Johns and...

Hunter woman wins case against disgraced surgeon

After three failed attempts at breast augmentation and the consequent shedding of countless tears, Karuah woman Krystal Bailey has finally had a win. Thanks to her Newcastle-based lawyer Catherine Henry, the young mum...

Hunter set to sizzle this weekend

The Hunter Valley is set to sizzle this weekend, with health experts urging residents to “stay cool”.According to Weatherzone, temperatures are expected to peak at about 40 degrees on Saturday 28 November;...

Cessnock welcomes cyclists to region

The Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) can expect to see an influx of lycra in the very near future. That’s largely due to council’s economic development, in partnership with the local cycling community,...

Bridging the gap between girls and sport

When Kirsten Ansell launched her inaugural Girls Day Out last Wednesday, she never dreamt it would cause such a stir amongst Novocastrian youngsters. As founder of Host a Surfer, Kirsten was hoping to...

Novocastrians urged to donate blood as stocks continue to drop

Novocastrians are being urged to donate blood to restore record-low stock. The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood says it has 300 appointments it needs to fill at its Maitland and Newcastle donor centres immediately. The...

On yer bike Newy tourism

A bike ride with a friend who unlocks nuggets of information, that’s what Ben Ogden is hoping riders will feel when they saddle up for his newest tourism drawcard. The 34 year-old, who...