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ShutterstockThe tragic case of Annie Moylan, who died in Melbourne in 2017 from sepsis, when 18 weeks pregnant, has put a spotlight on this life-threatening condition. Delay in receiving blood results, admission to a private hospital that did not provide obstetric care, and communication breakdown when Annie transferred to another private hospital all seem to have played a role in what has been described as a “cascade of failures”. A coronial inquest into her death begins on Monday. Sepsis can a
Former US president Donald Trump is expected to be questioned under oath in a long-running investigation into his dealings as a real estate mogul.Trump's testimony comes amid a flurry of legal activity surrounding him, taking place just days after FBI agents searched his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
Jeffery Erhunse/UnsplashEgg freezing is promoted as an empowering option for women who want to stop the biological clock and improve their chance of having a baby later in life. But they need to know it’s more like a lottery than an insurance policy. Fertility declines with age. To avoid age-related infertility, women increasingly turn to elective egg freezing. Advertising on IVF clinic websites and social media promote this as an insurance policy that allows women to start a family when the tim
A thief may now have herpes after the greedy act at a popular tourist spot in Tasmania. Read more.
The recall includes a range of models. Find out if you've been affected.
A concerned resident spotted a man behaving strangely in the bushes of a park in Western Australia. Read more.
GettyIf politics moves slowly, climate politics often feels like it doesn’t move at all. Yet at the weekend, US senators worked through the night to accomplish something they have failed to do since NASA scientist James Hansen first warned them about the dangers of climate change almost 35 years ago. They passed a major climate bill. And not just any bill. The A$530 billion of clean energy initiatives in the larger Inflation Reduction Act represent the largest single investment to slow global he
Olivia Newton-John's niece says her family will accept a state funeral for the Australian entertainment legend if a formal offer is made.The British-born, Melbourne-raised performer died in her sleep at her California home on Monday aged 73.
Shawn Thew/EPA/APOn June 24, the US Supreme Court denied a constitutional right to an abortion, overturning its Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. I covered this and two other late June right-wing decisions by the court in an early July article. Read more: How the US Supreme Court has become right-wing, and do recent decisions give Democrats hope at the midterms? When this article was written, the court was historically unpopular, but so was US President Joe Biden. I thought it unlikely abortion woul
Disturbing video has triggered a wave of people who say they'll never visit such attractions again.
The FBI raid could ultimately mean Donald Trump won't be able to run for president again – or it could play right into his hands.
A council 'boo-boo' left drivers confused about a parking space in Sydney's inner-west. Read more.
China has warned its relationship with Australia is at a critical juncture as its ambassador defended acts of aggression as self-defence.Xiao Qian says while China's policy offers cooperation with Australia, the nation needed to stop provocative actions in the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait.
NSW train commuters have again been affected by targeted strikes with some services cancelled and others on reduced timetables.The state government and rail union will discuss the strike and service disruption at two meetings on Thursday after the latest episode in their long-running stoush.
Lars Bo Nielsen/Unsplash, CC BY-SAEvery week millions of Australian children play community sport. Participating in community sport can improve children’s mental, physical and social wellbeing, but only if the sport environment is physically and emotionally safe. Our new research shows community sport spaces aren’t safe for everyone. We found 82% of 886 survey respondents said they experienced violence while playing community sport as a child in Australia. Our study was one of the first in Austr
An Aldi shopper was stunned to discover something quite unexpected in an item she bought at the supermarket.
Millions online say they don't envy the revellers filmed squashed together at a waterpark in the Chinese city of Daqing over the weekend.
The initiative acts as a solution to the growing rental crisis in Australia. Find out where it is.
The popular pizza chain closed all stores across the country and locals had a lot to say about it. Find out more.
Author Robert Dessaix has gone cold on Russia.That's no small thing for one of Australia's foremost public intellectuals, who has spent a lifetime devoted to Russian language and literature.