Contaminated Strawberries

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The state health Department say their Investigations into cases of contaminated strawberries remain ongoing. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young confirms that Berry Licious, Berry Obsession and Donnybrook branded strawberries are the only three brands that have confirmed … [Read more...]

New take on Sepsis Awareness

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On World Sepsis Day, Queensland Health is launching a new video series to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of this potentially deadly condition. Dr John Wakefield, Deputy Director-General Clinical Excellence Division says the video series features four patients who have experienced … [Read more...]

Managing Diabetes

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Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast are seeking people in regional and remote areas to take part in research project investigating how homes and communities cope with diabetes management. Researchers say the study involves volunteers responding to one SMS/Mobile text message or … [Read more...]

Mates in Construction

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Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced additional funding of $1 million to help Mates in Construction expand its suicide prevention program to rural and remote areas of the state. “We are committing $1 million over 12 months to help Mates to expand its suicide prevention services … [Read more...]

Watch Your Mouth

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While it’s something parent or a teacher might say to an excited school child, we’re being given the warning from Queensland Health. They urge us all to watch for symptoms of oral, head and neck cancers during this, Dental Health Week. Queensland’s Chief Dental Officer Dr Mark Brown says the … [Read more...]

Vaccines Up, Flu Cases Down

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The free child flu vaccination program seems to be working. The program has already seen more than 100,000 Queensland kids take the jab and the numbers show flu cases are down across the state. The latest figures show 5,668 notifications of influenza so far this year, more than 3,300 less … [Read more...]

Help Shape the Future of Palliative Care

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Queenslanders are being encouraged to have their say on the future of palliative care services, with state-wide consultation on the Queensland Health Palliative Care Services Review starting this week. Queensland Health is now undertaking a review of palliative care services to develop an … [Read more...]

Community champion named 2018 RFDS Queensland Hero

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An unassuming figure with a heart and sense of community spirit as vast as his backyard in south west Queensland’s Yowah, Scott Shorten is the deserving winner of the 2018 RFDS Queensland Hero award. Scott could be considered the backbone of the Yowah community. From helping the RFDS for many … [Read more...]