Teens Urged to Take Up Free Meningococcal Vaccine

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Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick wants teenagers aged 15 to 19 from across the region to step up for a jab. He’s calling on our young people to front up for free vaccinations against four strains of meningococcal disease. The $6 million for a 12-month vaccination program, … [Read more...]

Farmers urged to Gear Up to Save Lives

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St John Ambulance Queensland and AgForce are joining together to urge all Queensland farmers to have a life-saving defibrillator on their farms to respond in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. St John Ambulance (Qld) CEO Alex Hutton says Heart disease is Australia's No.1 killer and it takes a … [Read more...]

Knowing your numbers could save your life

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The numbers are staggering. Almost 855,000 Queenslanders have high blood pressure and many don’t even know it. Throughout May and June, the Stroke Foundation is hosting Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check, offering free blood pressure checks across the country. Stroke Foundation … [Read more...]

Lung Test Crackdown


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

North West Hospital and Health

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

World Asthma Day

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...]