Restraint chair used on mentally ill patient ‘may have contributed to her death’

Restraint techniques were used on a mentally ill woman in Alice Springs, which may have contributed to fatal deep-vein thrombosis because appropriate expertise and facilities were not available, the Northern Territory’s coroner finds.


I nearly missed the signs I was about to have a massive heart attack

Natasha Johnson had no risk factors for heart disease, so she put a strange ache in her chest and shoulders down to bad posture. Just three weeks later, she was in a coronary care unit recovering from a life-saving operation. She’s not alone, with many people, particularly women, missing heart attack warning signs.