Lung Test Crackdown

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Queensland’s 30,000 coal miners will have world-class lung function tests by the end of the year as the government moves to intorduce reform to tackle black lung disease. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says new accreditation standards for facilities and training standards for … [Read more...]

Spread the Facts, Not the Flu

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Queensland Health is urging Queenslanders to get serious about protecting themselves, their loved ones and anyone else they come into contact with against the flu. The ‘Spread the facts, not the flu’ campaign, has been launched this week across the regions and Queensland’s Acting Chief Health … [Read more...]

Townsville Health Board Re-Vamp

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A medical specialist with vast international experience in women’s health has become the Townsville Hospital and Health Board’s latest member. Minister for Health Cameron Dick says Professor Ajay Rane OAM will join the health board and he has also congratulated five other members for their … [Read more...]

North West Health Board to benefit from continuity

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In what he is calling “a show of confidence” Minister for Health Cameron Dick,has reappointed five members of the in the North West Hospital and Health Board for further terms. The board, chaired by Paul Woodhouse, covers the delivery of health services in North West Queensland, Mt Isa and the … [Read more...]

Our George Starts to Fade Away

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It’s not a waning of political fight but rather a reduction in size for Dawson MP George Christensen who is recovering well after radical surgery to mark the beginning of his planned attack on what he describes as his morbid obesity. And the MP is urging younger Australians to jump onto the … [Read more...]

Flu Hits Hard for Asthma Sufferers

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Following on from yesterday being World Asthma Day, Queensland’s Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Mark Elcock is urging all Queenslanders who suffer from asthma to get their flu vaccination now. For people suffering from asthma, winter can be an uncomfortable time as cold air is a trigger for … [Read more...]

Dopes on Dope on the Farm

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With the number of reports of farm workers using and working, daily while using drugs Queensland Farmers Federation is stepping up its warnings. According to research by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), there is growing evidence of ice being used by younger … [Read more...]

Change Me Herbal Slimming Capsules a No No

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have issued a safety advisory calling for anyone who may be taking or have ordered “Change Me” Herbal Slimming capsules. TGA says the tablets pose a serious risk to your health and should be disposed of immediately. TGA say product tests show the … [Read more...]

Over-Thinking and Stress – That’s Why We’re Fat

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We all love a good survey and a scientist, don’t we? And now they’re ‘weighing-in’ on the fat buster game. Well why the hell not? Everyone else is making a quid out of it. CSIRO behavioural scientists have recently identified the dominant diet type among Australian adults and they say, most … [Read more...]