Dad’s Entire Body Is Covered In Tumours

COMM: Shadot Hossain has an incredibly rare medical condition causing tumours to grow all over his body. The condition started when he was just 13. Local doctors initially tried to get him treatment for the disorder, but nothing helped, and as he grew older, the symptoms got progressively worse. COMM: Shadot used to work as…

“Hey Bill Nye, I Have an Inheritable Disease. Should I Have Kids?” #TuesdaysWithBill

Hello Bill. My name is William and I have cystic fibrosis. I’ve always been really excited about the idea of being a father in the future but given I would definitely pass on these faulty carriers CF gene if I have children do you think it would be irresponsible to do so? Thank you very…

Medical Marijuana For Childhood Epilepsy

Tara’s starting to come around in this one. She’d been seizing for about half an hour. We had an ambulance on the way. Who’s that? Is that you? What was happening? I had a seizure. So Tara was having anywhere from 65 to 200 seizures every day. I can remember one time it happening in…

Mum Has Medical Balloons Removed From Her Face

DUSTIN VANOVERSCHELDE: I’m optimistic that she’s gonna be very happy. COMM: Jennifer Hiles was born with an Arterial Venus Malformation or AVM, a jumbled mass of arteries and veins in her head and on her face that could haemorrhage at any time, possibly fatally. She had tissue expanders placed under her skin to allow new…

How to talk to your GP about your mental health | Find the Words

For lots of us, finding the words to ask for help can be a real struggle even when we’re feeling well but if you’re trying to open up about your mental health for the first time it can feel even harder. For many of us, our GP is the person we have that first conversation…

'Loneliness: The Silent Health Crisis' – The Feed

[Taps mic] This thing on?Just how far would you go to connect with other people? This is Alanis Morissette's 'Hand In MyPocket' and I'm sorry for what's about to happen. Singing karaoke to a roomful ofstrangers, in an outback town, sober, may seem extreme but for this story I'vegotten way out of my comfort zone.…