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15 November 2018 Teenagers missing out on lifesaving vaccine

New data show that a third of young Queensland teens aren’t taking advantage of the opportunity to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) for free in the School Immunisation Program.

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15 November 2018 Catch a wave, not chlamydia

Queensland Health’s Chief Health Officer is warning sexually active young Queenslanders to practice safer sex after new data reveals only 54 per cent of young people are using condoms every time they have sex.

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31 October 2018 Rotten teeth: Thousands of Queensland kids suffer decay

Around 55 per cent of children aged five to 14 attending Queensland Health oral health services have a history of tooth decay, with 24 per cent experiencing decay in four or more teeth, according to the latest data* set to be released next month.

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26 October 2018 Queensland, whatcha gonna do with all that junk?

New research has put a spotlight on Queenslanders not meeting the recommended daily intake for any of the five food groups.

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22 October 2018 Healthy habits the key to protecting mums and bubs from diabetes risk

Gestational diabetes has become the fastest growing type of diabetes diagnosed in Queensland - affecting thousands of pregnant women - with health authorities calling on mums-to-be to reduce their risk by adopting healthy habits such as a well-balanced diet and regular physical activity.

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9 October 2018 New research shows real influence of parents on physical activity

Queensland Health is calling on parents to boost their kids’ physical activity levels, with new research showing kids are more likely to be active when the family is active.

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28 September 2018 Don't die of a broken heart

On World Heart Day, Queenslanders are being asked to make a simple vow not to smoke, to eat more healthily, and to be more active to protect their heart health and prevent cardiovascular disease.

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21 September 2018 Contaminated strawberries, Queensland - update 6

Police are appealing for the public to come forward with any information that could help resolve the strawberry contamination matter.

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17 September 2018 Contaminated strawberries, Queensland - update 5

Investigations into cases of contaminated strawberries remain ongoing with no further updates at this time. The Queensland Government is working closely with local and interstate stakeholders as the investigation continues.

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16 September 2018 Contaminated strawberries, Queensland - update 4

Investigations into cases of contaminated strawberries remain ongoing. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young confirms that Berry Licious, Berry Obsession and Donnybrook branded strawberries are the only three brands that have confirmed contaminations.

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15 September 2018 Contaminated strawberries, Queensland – update 3

Investigations into cases of contaminated strawberries are continuing. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young has confirmed that Berry Licious, Berry Obsession and Donnybrook branded strawberries are the three brands that have confirmed contaminations.

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14 September 2018 Contaminated strawberries, Queensland – update 2

Investigations have confirmed a further three credible cases of strawberry contamination, taking the total to seven.

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12 September 2018 New take on sepsis awareness

This World Sepsis Day, Queensland Health is launching a new video series to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of this potentially deadly condition.

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30 August 2018 One in ten dads affected by postnatal depression

Queensland Health is shining a spotlight on mental health and wellbeing of new dads this Fathers Day, with one in 10 Australian men experiencing symptoms following the birth of a new child.

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8 August 2018 33 people in emergency departments for acne

As one of the busiest months for Queensland emergency departments begins, Queensland Health is urging people to think before heading to an ED for minor conditions.

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22 June 2018 Independent review into heart valve bank operations

Queensland’s Heart Valve Bank will undergo an independent, external review after a significant clinical error was identified by Metro South Hospital and Health Service.

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11 June 2018 Queensland males more likely to be ‘skinny-fat’

More than 23 per cent of Queenslanders who are not currently overweight or obese are at risk of being so, particularly young males, according to the latest Queensland Health data.

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31 May 2018 Queensland tops the charts for smoke-free efforts

Queensland has topped the AMA/ACOSH National Tobacco Control Scoreboard for the second year in a row, overtaking other jurisdictions on actions to reduce smoking.

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25 May 2018 Young Queenslanders increase risk of skin cancer

Young Queenslanders are increasing their risk for developing skin cancer, with hundreds of people aged 18 to 29 presenting to emergency departments across the state with severe sunburn each year.

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23 May 2018 Non-profits better prepared for National Volunteer Week

Local charities and non-profit groups will now have better direction when handling food safely, thanks to Queensland Health’s newly released Food safety fundraising events pocketbook guide.

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Last updated: 13 April 2018