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Department of Health media releases - prior years

15 August 2017 Flu numbers soar

A continued spike in the number of confirmed influenza cases this year confirms that Queensland’s flu season has hit with a vengeance.

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11 August 2017 Introduce children to a dentist early

This Dental Health Week, Queensland Health is encouraging parents to organise a dental check-up for their children.

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9 August 2017 New appointee to help drive eHealth innovation

The appointment of Professor Keith McNeil to the newly created role of Assistant Deputy Director General and Chief Medical Information Officer is set to further drive patient safety, quality improvement and clinical improvement agendas across Queensland.

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1 August 2017 Flu season is here

The flu season is officially underway, with the latest figures showing a consistent increase in notifications and percentage positive tests.

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24 July 2017 Queensland Health prosecutes company after radiation injury

Queensland Health has successfully prosecuted a company providing services to the oil and natural gas industry after a man was injured from being exposed to unsafe levels of radiation.

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21 July 2017 Toowoomba chemotherapy review confirms patients received correct care

Report on the review of 10 patients with either relapsed small cell lung cancer or extensive stage small cell lung cancer at presentation, who received the Toowoomba Chemotherapy Protocol.

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3 July 2017 Bridge to Brisbane participants – get training!

Queensland Health has teamed up with Exercise & Sports Science Australia to create a training guide for Bridge to Brisbane participants.

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22 June 2017 Make No.2 your No.1 priority

To coincide with Bowel Cancer Awareness month, Queensland Health is encouraging men and women over the age of 50 to make No. 2 your No. 1 priority.

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16 June 2017 Empowering the state's health workforce

Ensuring Queenslanders have access to a high quality, responsive and sustainable healthcare system is the focus of Queensland Health’s new 10-year workforce strategy.

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30 May 2017 Knowing your numbers could save your life

Did you know that almost 855,000 Queenslanders have high blood pressure? And the issue is, many of them don’t even know it.

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25 May 2017 Celebrating palliative care nurses across Queensland

This National Palliative Care Week, we want to share a story that celebrates palliative care nurses across Queensland and highlights the support they provide in what can be a devastating and stressful time, particularly for the families of patients.

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19 May 2017 Be allergy aware

During Food Allergy Week each May, Australians are encouraged to be aware of food allergies and how they can help reduce the risk of a reaction for those living with food allergies.

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2 May 2017 Flu hits hard for asthma sufferers

For people suffering from asthma, winter can be an uncomfortable time as cold air is a trigger for asthma flare-ups.

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27 April 2017 Keeping elderly Queenslanders on their feet

Every day, 133 older Queenslanders have a fall requiring medical attention, even though many falls are preventable.

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18 April 2017 Getting straight answers for a healthier lifestyle

Leading a healthy lifestyle doesn’t need to be complicated but the mixed messages and changing advice about what constitutes a healthy lifestyle have a lot of people confused – and fair enough!

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12 April 2017 Protecting your sweet tooth this Easter

With Easter just around the corner and supermarket shelves stocked with all-things-chocolate, ensuring your teeth stay healthy should be at the top of the shopping list.

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11 April 2017 Queenslanders told to get a jab to protect against the flu

Winter is upon us and with it comes the flu season, Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young lined up for a flu vaccination in a bid to encourage all Queenslanders to protect themselves this season.

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10 April 2017 Clinical trial of steroid treatment for children with Bell’s Palsy

Queensland researchers at Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) are taking part in a study across Australia and New Zealand to determine a safe and effective steroid treatment for children with Bell’s Palsy.

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4 April 2017 Free tetanus shots offered to those in cyclone Debbie clean-up zone

The Queensland Government will make tetanus and tetanus booster shots available free of charge to those affected by or cleaning up after ex-tropical cyclone Debbie and its aftermath.

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29 March 2017 Queenslanders urged to keep healthy during cyclone clean-up

Queenslanders in areas affected by Cyclone Debbie are being urged to remain cautious as the clean-up begins.

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Last updated: 1 May 2018