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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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17 May 2018 Parents warned to start allergenic foods early

Parents are being encouraged to feed their babies allergenic foods early, to reduce the likelihood of them developing food allergies later in life.

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15 May 2018 Lads, it’s time to talk about your liver

Almost 4,000 young Queenslanders visited the Emergency Department (ED) last year with conditions relating to harmful alcohol consumption, prompting Queensland Health to issue a warning about the life-long damage consumption could cause.

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8 May 2018 Protect your herd with up-to-date vaccinations

Queenslanders are encouraged to protect their herd in a bid to boost immunisation rates across the state.

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4 May 2018 Misinformation on trivalent flu vaccine causes a stir

The facts are clear: the trivalent flu vaccine is the best form of protection against flu for older Queenslanders.

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13 April 2018 Svensson Heights water supply in Bundaberg

Public health experts from Queensland Health are assisting Bundaberg Regional Council after test results showed the level of PFAS in the water supply for the Svensson Heights area to be higher than the current national guideline value.

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29 March 2018 Be campfire safe this Easter break

Queenslanders are being urged to make campfire safety a priority this Easter break, with hundreds of holidays-goers expected to flock to campsites across the state.

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20 March 2018 Not just decay: Dentists detect kids underlying health conditions

Dental practitioners are identifying more than just tooth decay in the mouths of young Queenslanders, including underlying health conditions such as difficulty breathing and factors that contribute to speech problems.

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15 March 2018 Closing the gap on Indigenous oral health

More than 400 indigenous children under the age of nine were admitted to Queensland hospitals last financial year with severe tooth decay.

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Last updated: 13 April 2018