Health

Brisbane 24-hour health food cafe Liquefy to expand nationally

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.

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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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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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...

Health executives stood down over nepotism claims

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg.

Amy Remeikis and Tony Moore The chief executive of the state's largest health service allegedly asked for his daughter to be employed as a condition of a contract awarded by the Metro North Health and Hospital Board.

Qld Health uses Facebook to apologise for BreastScreen bungle

'Not a single cent' to be cut from BreastScreen (Thumbnail)

Amy Remeikis Queensland Health has been forced to take to social media to address issues with the BreastScreen Queensland telephone booking service.

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Queensland aims for 'Rolls Royce' youth mental health plan

The state government is pursuing significant reform in youth mental health.

Tony Moore Queensland is heading towards a new five–tiered, youth psychiatric care model.

Queensland Health employee on $36,000 fraud charges

A former Queensland Health employee has appeared in court over allegations she defrauded the department of more than $36,000.

Royal Children's Hospital site to become health hub

An artist's impression of the new health hub planned for the former Royal Children's Hospital site in Herston.

Natalie Bochenski The Royal Children’s Hospital site will be turned into a health hub, with Treasurer Tim Nicholls calling for registrations of interest from developers.

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CSG firm buying properties to cover health issues: activists

Coal seam gas.

Activists claim a coal seam gas firm's buy out of properties near its Queensland operation is an admission the gas is harmful.

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 employee charged with fraud

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

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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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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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.