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Department of Health media releases - prior years

29 March 2017 New oxygen therapy for children with acute respiratory failure

Queensland emergency medicine researchers are trialling a new device for children aged 1-16, presenting to hospital emergency departments with life-threatening respiratory failure.

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5 March 2017 More help for mental health patients

The dawn of a new era in mental health care in Queensland starts today, including the introduction of Independent Patient Rights Advisers (IPRAs).

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23 December 2016 Queensland Health shuts dental clinic

Queensland Health has shut down a Brisbane dental clinic following concerns over its infection control practices.

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9 December 2016 Food recall update

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9 November 2016 Don't risk it when it comes to 'raw and risky foods'

By following a number of simple rules Queenslanders can avoid joining the more than one million Australians who visit their doctor with a bout of food poisoning each year.

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24 October 2016 Convenience the key for iconic Queensland screening program

Having a regular breastscreen is now more convenient than ever.

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14 October 2016 Queensland Health investing in innovation

Queensland Health is investing in innovation across the world by supporting the 2016 Global Business Challenge.

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14 October 2016 Mozzie monitoring? Look in your own backyard!

Forget catching Pokemon, it's trapping mozzies that will soon be sweeping through the suburbs south of Brisbane!

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14 October 2016 Study sheds light on childhood TB in Queensland

A new research study shows the rate of tuberculosis (TB) in children diagnosed in Queensland over a 10-year period was about a third of the adult rate.

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24 August 2016 QCWA's cooking gets a healthy makeover

Queensland Country Women's Association (QCWA) is encouraging members to make small healthy changes to home cooking and catering menus

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24 August 2016 QH moves to notify cardiac patients about bacteria

The Department of Health will begin contacting public patients who have undergone certain types of open-heart surgery, particularly heart valve replacement, and may have been exposed to a bacteria present in some equipment used worldwide

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24 August 2016 BreastScreen Queensland saving lives for 25 years

AnneMarie White never saw herself as the sort of person to get cancer, but she did

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24 August 2016 Measles alert

Queensland Health has issued a measles alert after a passenger travelled on an international flight to Brisbane while infectious

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7 July 2016 Dengue virus has a new distant relative

A new strain of dengue virus discovered by Queensland scientists could help researchers evaluate the effectiveness of potential vaccines and treatments for the disease

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4 July 2016 Preparation the key to a good death

As J.K. Rowling wrote in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; 'always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name always increases the fear of the thing itself'. Statewide clinical lead for care at the end of life Dr Will Cairns said it was the fear of speaking about death that often stopped people dealing with issues they will face as they approach the end of their life.

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4 July 2016 Special invitation extended to women up to 74 years

BreastScreen Queensland has expanded the invitation for free breast screening to include women aged 70-74

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4 July 2016 Stay water safe this Easter break

It is predicted to be unseasonably warm throughout Queensland this Easter which means Queenslanders will likely be cooling off in the water

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4 July 2016 Health start-ups invited to present speed pitches at the inaugural eHealth Queensland Expo

Queensland Health is inviting mature health start-ups to pitch to a captive audience of 850+ healthcare leaders at the inaugural eHealth Queensland Expo on 31 May 2016 at the Royal International Convention Centre

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4 July 2016 Queenslanders getting some Straight Answers

Figures released by Queensland Health today show just how hard it is for people trying to get straight answers on healthy living

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4 July 2016 Beat the flu this season, get vaccinated

Although the season hasn't officially started yet, influenza is circulating in the community with more than 3,000 notifications of influenza so far this year

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Last updated: 9 April 2019