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Department of Health media releases

12 July 2019 Parents: save a life, one flu jab at a time

Parents of children under five are being urged to have their children vaccinated against flu, as notifications continue to ramp up.

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11 July 2019 Statement from Queensland Health regarding the unexpected closure of private aged care facility on the Gold Coast

A private aged care facility on the Gold Coast this afternoon appears to have unexpectedly ceased operating.

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11 July 2019 Falling BreastScreen rates in Queensland worries experts

Queensland Health is urging women aged 50–74 to have a breast check, after new data revealed participation rates were dropping.

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10 July 2019 Community consultation opens on CQ rehab site

The Central Queensland community will be able to have their say on a possible site for a new 42-bed residential rehabilitation site in Rockhampton from today.

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19 June 2019 Bathroom banger better than baby shark

Young Queenslanders will smile brighter thanks to a new animated song launched by Queensland Health to make toothbrushing more fun.

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5 June 2019 Would you know how to save a life?

Queensland Health has launched a new social media campaign for Queenslanders on how to use an EpiPen.

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31 May 2019 Don’t give up trying to quit

One in seven Queenslanders aged 14 and older are daily smokers but the state’s Quitline service has recorded a sharp rise in callers desperate to kick the habit.

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30 May 2019 Croup cases to climb as nights chill

Almost 30 kids a day are turning up at Queensland emergency departments with croup and health authorities warn the number of cases will rise as temperatures drop and more viruses do the rounds.

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27 May 2019 Avert a dining disaster this winter

Fancy some salmonella soup, followed by bacteria stroganoff and a severe case of diarrhoea, vomiting and fevers?

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24 May 2019 168,464 reasons why our hospital staff are amazing

Queensland emergency department doctors, nurses and paramedics work around the clock to save lives in Queensland hospitals each and every day – including treating a monkey bite!

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16 May 2019 Home is where the head heals

Hundreds of people a week are heading to hospital with migraines or headaches in Queensland, but experts say home is the best place for most of them to recover.

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3 May 2019 New podcast deep-dives into body parts

Queensland Health’s new podcast, My Amazing Body, is now streaming.

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26 April 2019 Our staff at the heart of our EDs

Queensland Hospitals saved a record number of lives in March despite increasing demand across the state and an unseasonable spike in flu cases.

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26 April 2019 The household hazards hiding in plain sight

They’re healthy under normal circumstances, but ordinary products like hand gel, toilet discs and vaporisers are proving dangerous for kids with curious tastebuds.

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24 April 2019 Older Queenslanders urged to get active to avoid falls

On average, Queensland Health admits 150 people over the age of 60 to hospital each day due to a fall.

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16 April 2019 Making sure your baby is a healthy hipster

While only 200 Queensland babies are born with hip deformities each year, one in six newborns have some hip instability and may be at risk of developmental dysplasia of the hip.

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15 April 2019 These are the spots you don’t want to see

People born during or since 1966 should check whether they are protected against measles, especially those who are planning to travel overseas.

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12 April 2019 Thousands of women not keeping up with cervical cancer screening

The continued decline in cervical screening participation has health experts concerned Queensland women are missing out on potentially life-saving screening.

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26 March 2019 30 percent of parents unaware of free dental services

Most kids have access to free dental care up until they leave school, yet Queensland Health data shows a third of parents don’t know it.

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14 March 2019 Don’t be risky with your kidneys

Kidneys play a vital role in overall health and are so important most people are born with two. Yet one in 10 Queenslanders have signs of kidney disease and one in three were at risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

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Last updated: 13 April 2018