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Department of Health media releases

16 September 2019 A life-saving question - could this be sepsis?

When you hear about someone dying from flu, or flu-related illness, in most cases they’ve died from sepsis.

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9 September 2019 Biomarker may lead to early fetal alcohol spectrum diagnosis

Queensland Health is reminding pregnant women there is no safe level of alcohol, as researchers look to biomarkers in the blood which may indicate risk for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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30 August 2019 New animation a tool for conversation

A new social media animation was launched this month in a bid to remind tradies about the importance of mental health and looking out for their mates.

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22 August 2019 More than 1 million ED presentations

Queensland public hospitals have seen almost 1.2 million emergency department presentations so far this year.

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6 August 2019 Queensland smokers fined for endangering others

Queenslanders continue to endanger the lives of others, including babies and children, by exposing them to tobacco smoke.

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28 July 2019 Indie rock legend talks hep C

Their music was the soundtrack for a generation of Queenslanders, with songs such as 'Streets of Your Town' and 'Cattle and Cane'. The Go-Betweens were so influential that a bridge over the Brisbane River was named after them.

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23 July 2019 SEQ hospitals treating a 'flunami' of people

This year's flu season could break records but South-East Queensland hospitals are managing the increased demand thanks to the Winter Bed Strategy.

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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 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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Last updated: 13 April 2018