Department of Health media releases - prior years
Queensland emergency medicine researchers are trialling a new device for children aged 1-16, presenting to hospital emergency departments with life-threatening respiratory failure.
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).
23 December 2016 Queensland Health shuts dental clinic
Queensland Health has shut down a Brisbane dental clinic following concerns over its infection control practices.
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.
24 October 2016 Convenience the key for iconic Queensland screening program
Having a regular breastscreen is now more convenient than ever.
14 October 2016 Queensland Health investing in innovation
Queensland Health is investing in innovation across the world by supporting the 2016 Global Business Challenge.
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!
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.
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
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
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
24 August 2016 Measles alert
Queensland Health has issued a measles alert after a passenger travelled on an international flight to Brisbane while infectious
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
4 July 2016 Preparation the key to a good death
As J.K. Rowling wrote in Harry Potter and the Philosopherâs 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.
BreastScreen Queensland has expanded the invitation for free breast screening to include women aged 70-74
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
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
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
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