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...]

Heart of Australia Wins KAP Support

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KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is going to bat for more funding for the Heart of Australia Service which now needs a $4 million commitment. He’s now written to the Minister for Rural Health and the Minister for Health asking for much-needed funding to support the service … [Read more...]

Blueprint to Strengthen Biosecurity

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The five-year plan to build the framework for Queensland’s future biosecurity system, to protect the state’s almost $20 billion agriculture industry has been released and follows an independent review of Queensland’s Biosecurity Capability. Minister for agriculture Mark Furner says the … [Read more...]

Don’t Peak Too Soon with Flu Shots

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Queensland Health is advising that we need to ‘think’ through when we get our flu shots this year - It’s important, they say, to ensure we’re not racing in to grab a shot too early or that we don’t leave it too late. While Queensland Health is saying last year really did prove that it’s vitally … [Read more...]

Below the Bump – Always

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Seems there’s an increasing worry for pregnant women across the region - They’re not wearing seat belts properly in cars. Queensland Health Clinical Excellence Division Medical Lead Associate Professor Rebecca Kimble says that latest data shows many pregnant women in Queensland are either not … [Read more...]

Queensland Mothers – Still Smoking During Pregnancy

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The alarm bells are ringing at Queensland Health after latest data shows that the percentage of Queensland women who are smoking during pregnancy is above the national average. Executive Director of Queensland Health’s Preventative Health Branch Kaye Pulsford says while there was a steady decline … [Read more...]

Doctors Warn of Mental Health Crisis

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There’s a timely warning for regional Queensland from the Royal Flying Doctor Service-Mental health in rural and remote areas is in crisis. Chief executive Martin Laverty says that while the service provided mental health counselling to 24,500 people last year, country Australians see mental … [Read more...]

Local Drug Action Team Applications Open

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Applications are now open for the third round of the Federal Government’s Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program. The funding aims to help bring the community together to develop local plans and activities to prevent and reduce the harm being caused by drugs and alcohol in their … [Read more...]