An All Heart Grant

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It’s a virtual hospital on wheels and it’s on the way for Bowen, Proserpine and points north after the joint announcement today of $12 million to the Heart of Australia mobile medical service by Health Minister Greg Hunt and Member for Dawson George Christensen. Funding will support Heart of … [Read more...]

Summer Flu Bites Hard – ‘Top Up’ vaccinations

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A summer flu resurgence continues to sweep across the state, according to health experts with the number of confirmed cases in December as high of what we saw during the peak of the 2018 influenza epidemic. There’s been 1950 ‘official’ flu notifications in Queensland in December 2018. … [Read more...]

Extreme Weather & Asthma

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Asthma Australia has launched a new campaign that is offering support and information to Australians to Breathe Better in Extreme Weather, recognising the impact severe weather can have on people with asthma. By following six key steps, The Breathe Better in Extreme Weather campaign highlights … [Read more...]

Telehealth Brings Drug Trials to The Regions

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An Australian-first partnership between North Queensland hospitals is bringing potentially life-saving cancer drug trials to rural patients. The tele-trial model is a breakthrough for regional and remote patients and will mean that for the first time all North Queenslanders will have access to … [Read more...]

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...]