Health

Doctors wary of cannabis plan

A local doctor has warned of medicinal cannabis misuse after State and Federal Governments announced they will look to legally grow the drug. The NSW...

‘Reluctant brotherhood’ shares funds

Residential aged care facilities in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will feel an ease of pressure thanks to the generous support of...

Exercise service on the move

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia's exercise service NeuroMoves has moved into a bigger and better location at Penrith YMCA. With the official opening last week, Business...

Funding to help drug addicted mothers-to-be

Pregnant women across the Nepean region battling drug addiction will have more help to get clean after the announcement of $1.7 million in funding...

Pool warning ahead of hot summer

With summer fast approaching, swimming and pool safety organisations are highlighting the importance of swim safety and reminding parents to be vigilant with their...

Cyst on woman’s brain found only after her persistence

When 24-year-old Amy Flack from Jamisontown thought something was wrong with her health, she refused to take ‘no’ for an answer. Her intuition paid off...

Spike in local ‘crypto’ cases

Summer’s high temperatures have seen pool use soaring and with it an increase in cases of cryptosporidiosis, warns Associate Professor Brad Forssman, Director of...

Asthma warning ahead of summer

Asthma sufferers should have their triggers managed before heading outdoors this summer with a specialist at Nepean Hospital warning asthmatics of a difficult season...

Turning tragedy into triumph

After becoming paralysed from separate freak motorcycle accidents, two West Australian men have turned their adversity into advocacy. Terry Mader and Jim Cairns founded disability...

Watch your mouth!

You might have been told to watch your tongue at least once in your lifetime, but now locals are being told to watch their...

Construction begins on new centre dedicated to children with autism

Construction has started on western Sydney’s first multi-disciplinary centre dedicated to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Former NRL star and Chairman of the Luke Priddis...