Health

Minister's office defends health advertising splurge

Tony Moore Prominent television advertising promoting Health Minister Lawrence Springborg's Sunday announcement of a hospital waiting list guarantee is not promoting the government before next year's state...

'Metro North Health execs - I am watching you': Springborg

Tony Moore Health Minister Lawrence Springborg is "watching" the performance of senior health executives in Brisbane's Metro North Health region after several senior staff resigned, he said on Tuesday.

Chief health officer's report says 1 in 30 men eat enough vegetables

Are you eating from the plate on the left or the right?

Kim Stephens Meet Mr, Mrs and Junior Average Queenslander.

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Rising mental health problems for tropical nations

Eveline Fielding An Associate Professor in psychiatric neuroscience has warned tropical countries may suffer a significant increase in disease burden from mental health problems.

Chief health officer identifies population spread as cause for our midriff spread

Two thirds of Queensland adults are obese.

Kim Stephens Queensland's population spread has been blamed for contributing to the state again being deemed the nation's fattest.

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Labor claims wait list 'merry-go-round'

Tony Moore Health Minister Lawrence Springborg's hospital waiting list guarantee was a "merry-go-around" for patients, Opposition health spokeswoman Jo Ann Miller said.

Gaythorne asbestos meeting hears of health concerns

Kedron Brook, which has vast wildlife tracts downstream from Gaythorne, may have been widely contaminated.

Tony Moore Queensland Health and the Department of Environment co-ordinated an emergency public meeting on Tuesday night to discuss asbestos-related disease fears in Mitchelton and Gaythorne.

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Poche gives $10m to Qld uni for indigenous health

Greg Poche has given $10 million to the University of Queensland for an indigenous health centre.

Tim Dodd One of Australia’s biggest philanthropists, retired transport magnate Greg Poche, has given $10 million to the University of Queensland for an indigenous health centre.

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Queensland Health defends IT equipment at Lady Cilento

Intensive care unit monitor.

Tony Moore New information technology equipment at the new $1.5 billion Lady Cilento Hospital at South Brisbane may not be fully operating when the new children's hospital opens in three weeks, according to...

Brisbane 24-hour health food cafe Liquefy to expand nationally

David Dowd at his 24-hour Liquefy cafe at Mt Gravatt.

Natascha Mirosch Less than two weeks after opening, a 24/7 health food cafe is set to go national.

Four senior health executives go from Brisbane health region

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg.

Tony Moore Four senior Queensland Health bureaucrats have resigned or been suspended in little over a month from the department's Metro North region.

Don't go to Ebola areas, Queensland Chief Health Officer warns

Health workers in Liberia prepare to remove the body of an Ebola victim.

Queensland's top doctor is urging people not to travel to Ebola zones in Africa unless it's to do essential humanitarian work.

Queensland Health defends Ebola response

A media report criticised Cairns Hospital for treating a suspected Ebola patient in its

Cameron Atfield Queensland Health has hit back at "irresponsible" claims it bungled its handling of a possible Ebola case in Cairns.

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Solar tariff scheme bigger bungle than health payroll: Newman

Premier Campbell Newman has attacked the former Labor government's solar scheme.

Natalie Bochenski Campbell Newman said the former Labor government's solar power bonus scheme was a bigger bungle than the infamous health payroll fiasco.

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Health Ombudsman to audit hospital wait times

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says surgery waiting times in Queensland are the

Amy Remeikis The state government appoints newly created Health Ombudsman to audit hospital and surgical waiting times.

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Health Ombudsman to audit hospital wait times

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says surgery waiting times in Queensland are the

Amy Remeikis The state government appoints newly created Health Ombudsman to audit hospital and surgical waiting times.

Health software brings risk of death

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says measures have been put in place to prevent harm from a glitch in a program that handles medication doses.

Tony Moore A new software program installed to manage medication doses at nine Queensland hospitals is likely to kill a patient within the next month, a Queensland Health risk report says.

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Child health checks find problems but few get treatment

Kim Stephens One in five Queensland four-year-olds has had a medical complaint identified in a program aimed at early detection of potential health and lifestyle problems, new research shows.

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Labor promises new youth mental health centre for Townsville

Generic depression.

Tony Moore Young people with a severe mental health issue will be treated at a new live-in care centre in Townsville, if Labor wins the next state election.

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Queensland Health probe not over clinical issues: Springborg

Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg.

Amy Remeikis Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has gone on the offence to assure Queenslanders the suspension and referral of two senior health bureaucrats to the Crime and Corruption Commission was not related...