Mates in Construction

Mates in Construction

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...]

Alert – Frozen Food Recall

FOOD RECALL

The Threat of Listeria is behind the recall by authorities of nine frozen food products, following an outbreak in Europe. The range of frozen corn, peas, carrots and mixed vegetables have been pulled from shelves at IGA, Aldi and Woolworths and include the brands Black and Gold, Bell Farms, … [Read more...]

Survey for Sweeties

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If you have a taste for things sweet, or even if you don’t, the Queensland Cancer Council and Heart Foundation wants to hear from you. They’ve joined forces to conduct a state-wide survey asking us to tell them what we think about sugar-sweetened beverages. The Everyday Health Survey: … [Read more...]

Blood Runs Dry

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Red Cross Blood Bank says there’s a critical shortage of O-negative blood and it’s Australia wide. They’re appealing for donors to come forward. Spokesman Shaun Inguanzo says the blood service is urging people with O-negative blood to donate as its reserves dip to just two days' … [Read more...]