Tag Archives: ‘lifesaving’

Mum’s $10 lifesaving Kmart hack

Eva May Watson-Doyle has had a difficult start to life after she was born prematurely at 26 weeks. In her five short years, the little girl has suffered from chronic lung disease, heart failure, developmental and intellectual delays and was diagnosed with a genetic brain disorder known as Rett syndrome. Her mother, Amy Watson, told… Read More »

Anti-vaxxer disinformation poses threat to the life-saving power of vaccinations

Is there any impulse more fierce than a mother’s or father’s to protect their child from harm? And is there any political act more cynical than weaponising that parental bond to spread fear, chaos and mistrust among enemies? Yet in the increasingly toxic debate over whether children should be vaccinated against infectious diseases, little lives… Read More »

‘Beyond exciting’: New peanut allergy drug shows ‘lifesaving’ potential

Ever since a bite-size peanut butter cracker made him sputter and cough and break out in hives when he was a toddler, Carter Grodi has been under doctors’ orders to stay away from peanuts. He brought his own cupcake to school birthday parties, learned to read food labels, and turned 15 without ever tasting a… Read More »