Man charged over threatening Qld premier

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has had a COVID-19 scare as police charge a man with making death threats against her and the state’s chief health officer. Ms Palaszczuk took a coronavirus test after losing her voice earlier this week. Treasurer Cameron Dick told reporters the premier’s results had come back negative. “The premier lost her… Read More »

Lots of deep sleep can delay onset of dementia because brain ‘washes itself’

Getting a good night’s sleep can delay the onset of dementia later in life, scientists have discovered. How people slumber can be used as a “crystal ball” to predict if they will be hit by Alzheimer’s disease in the future, according to the researchers. Plenty of deep sleep was found to best delay the onset… Read More »

Coronavirus: Tackling testing delays ‘number one’ priority, says minister

Plans to put the NHS top of the list for coronavirus tests will be published in the coming days, the justice secretary has said. People in care homes would also be a priority, while schools could be considered, Robert Buckland said. Resolving delays with testing was “the number one issue”, he added. Education Secretary Gavin… Read More »