Health

Queensland Health probes: 50,000 x-rays not properly checked

An investigation is underway after revelations almost 50,000 x-rays taken at public hospitals on the Gold Coast have not been properly checked.

Queensland Health employee charged with fraud

Kristian Silva Former staffer allegedly claimed $36,500 in overtime.

ALP Stafford candidate not in line for health portfolio

Queensland opposition leader Annastacia Palaszczuk with Stafford by-election candidate Anthony Lynham.

Amy Remeikis Labor won't discuss portfolios Dr Lynham may be offered if he wins.

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Doctors not looking after own mental health

Natalie Bochenski Junior doctors and medical students are most at risk of mental health problems, but experts say the entire profession is afflicted.

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Queensland Health jobs could go under shake-up

Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg.

Queensland's health minister has conceded jobs could be lost as local health boards gain control of staffing from a centralised bureaucracy.

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'Not like US health model': Dutton

Health Minister Peter Dutton will consider the recommendations and consult with state and territory governments and other experts.

Kristian Silva Health Minister Peter Dutton has denied that a trial allowing private health insurers to cover GP visits will lead to a two-tiered health system that could resemble the American model.

Fitness and Health Expo puts City2South runners on the front foot

The City2South signing wall at the City2South Fitness and Health Expo 2014.

Simon Holt Pull out your runners. Size up your singlets.On Friday and Saturday, about 40 exhibitors will be showing their wares at the 2014 Fitness and Health Expo, Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Reef health concerns could cost tourism industry

Great Barrier Reef

Tony Moore Research is needed discover whether concerns over the Great Barrier Reef’s future are impacting tourist numbers, a prominent tourism expert believes.

Measles warning: health officials fear outbreak in Queensland

Measles is on the rise in Queensland.

Marissa Calligeros Health authorities fear a severe outbreak of measles in Queensland amid concerns much of the population has not received a second vital dose of the vaccine.

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eReefs tool to assess health of the Great Barrier Reef

Just Great: the Reef still amazes.

Cameron Atfield Measuring the impact on the Great Barrier Reef of industry and disasters such as the recent tropical cyclone Ita has been made a whole lot easier with the introduction of a new satellite based...

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Queensland health minister downplays foreign doctor concerns

Central Queensland urologist Dr Antonio Vega Vega is at the centre of an investigation into allegedly botched operations.

There's no evidence to suggest foreign-trained doctors are making more mistakes than those trained in Australia, Queensland's health minister says.

Health scare as infected bat scratches Kippa-Ring police officer

A fruit bat.

A sick bat that was surrendered to a police beat has scratched an officer and prompted an urgent search for the two teenagers who handed in the animal.

Outrage over anti-vaccination lobby at health expo

Vaccination

Kathy Sundstrom An anti-vaccination group's plans to have an exhibit at the Sunshine Coast Healthy Lifestyle Expo has sparked national outrage.

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Campbell Newman sacks Assistant Health Minister Chris Davis

Queensland Parliament.

Cameron Atfield Premier Campbell Newman has sensationally sacked Assistant Health Minister Chris Davis from his Cabinet.

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Kooralbyn Resort set to become eco-tourism and health retreat

Tanya Marschke A resort shut down about six years ago has officially sold and the new owner, the founder of a real estate group, has detailed ambitious plan to transform it into a integrated eco-tourism and health...

Queensland health ombudsman: Leon Atkinson-MacEwen to take over

Leon Atkinson-MacEwen.

Amy Remeikis Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has been upstaged by the Tasmanian government.

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Brisbane health best in the state

Bike riding, South Bank, Brisbane. Photograph supplied. SHD TRAVEL JUNE 9 BRISBANE BY BIKE.


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Kim Stephens Brisbane residents are the healthiest in Queensland, new figures reveal.

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Doctor contract dispute: Health Minister Lawrence Springborg to talk directly to doctors

Amy Remeikis Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says he no longer trusts doctors’ representative bodies to inform Queensland’s specialists what the government is doing, so he is bypassing them to talk to doctors...

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Mental health patients concerned over Queensland medical dispute

Pak Yiu Mental health patients are concerned about the quality of services and the consequences that may arise if Queensland psychiatrists in the public sector resign because of disputes over new contracts.

Barrett Centre to remain open, says Queensland mental health commissioner Lesley van Schoubroeck

The Barrett Adolescent Centre, at The Park mental hospital at Wacol, has provided live-in care for teens with psychiatric problems for three decades.

Tony Moore Wacol’s Barrett Centre mental health facility will remain open in the medium term, according to Queensland’s new mental health commissioner.