Should we tax red meat to save our health?

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“If other countries want to follow this madness and tax meat good luck to them but it won’t happen here.”… That’s the final word on the issue from Federal Agriculture minister David Littleproud who has hit back at calls from academics to tax red meat. The ‘idea’ of taxing red meat came from … [Read more...]

Leaders Sought to Help Shape Local Health Services

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Queensland community leaders are urged to apply for upcoming Hospital and Health Board positions to help deliver high-quality public health services in their local regions. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles says there are a number of vacancies for chairs and members on 15 of … [Read more...]

Teens to line Up for Vaccine

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Free-of-Charge Vaccinations will be made available to teenagers aged between 14 to 19 for four strains of the deadly meningococcal disease under a new Federal Government program. The State Government has had a program in place since February 2017 for free vaccinations against the meningococcal A, … [Read more...]

A Boost to Frontline Emergency Services

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford were in Maranoa this week with an announcement of one hundred new Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) staff and more than 60 new Fire and Rescue … [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...]

Mental Health Support Welcomed

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AgForce has welcomed the Queensland Premier's announcement of funding for mental health and financial counselling services in drought-affected communities. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says drought declared and the prolonged nature of the drought is taking an enormous financial, emotional and … [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...]