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Department of Health media releases

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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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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8 March 2018 Queensland women urged to increase activity

Only 57 percent of women in Queensland are doing enough activity to make a difference to their health, increasing their risk of heart disease and stroke.

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7 March 2018 Queensland’s female researchers leading the way

Queensland Health is shining a spotlight on female researchers across the state this Queensland Women’s Week (3 – 11 March).

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22 February 2018 Belt up below the bump

Queensland Health data shows many pregnant women in Queensland are not wearing their seat belts correctly, or are scared to wear them altogether.

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21 February 2018 Whooping cough cases down but not out in Queensland

The number of whooping cough cases has dramatically decreased in the last five years, but Queensland Health experts are warning Queenslanders to stay vigilant and vaccinate.

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14 February 2018 National Condom Day calls for Queenslanders to wrap-up

Queenslanders are being urged to spread love, not sexually transmissible infections (STI) this Valentine’s Day and National Condom Day.

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8 February 2018 Digital in Queensland Health’s DNA –eHealth Expo 2018

Big data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and genomic technology will be some of the hot topics discussed at the Queensland Health eHealth Expo on Thursday 7 June.

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8 February 2018 Queensland mothers still smoking during pregnancy

The percentage of Queensland women who are smoking during pregnancy is above the national average, according to the latest data.

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4 January 2018 Mosquito control measures at Lytton

Queensland Health is undertaking mosquito control measures at Lytton after the detection of two species of invasive mosquito.

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Last updated: 13 April 2018