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Department of Health media releases

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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13 March 2019 Queenslanders don’t know how many kilojoules to eat

Awareness and monitoring of kilojoules could contribute to reduced rates of obesity, as Queenslanders admit their lack of knowledge in this space.

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11 March 2019 Around 280,000 women skipped free, life-saving breast screen

Only 56 percent of eligible women in Queensland have taken advantage of the free breast screen service provided across the state.

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8 March 2019 Free test for tiny ears

This hearing awareness week we encourage new Queensland mothers to take advantage of the Healthy Hearing Program for babies born in Queensland.

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8 March 2019 Measles alert for Brisbane and surrounds

Queensland Health has been notified of a person with measles who travelled on an international flight to Brisbane while infectious.

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7 March 2019 Stroke kills more women than breast cancer

More women die from stroke compared to men, and stroke is one of the leading causes of death for females in Australia.

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22 February 2019 Mums to deliver insights into birthing services

Queensland mothers will provide valuable feedback over the next two months on the state’s maternity services, including what can be improved.

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Last updated: 13 April 2018