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Stone businesses chased by workplace watchdog as silicosis issue grows

Stone businesses chased by workplace watchdog as silicosis issue grows

Eight stonemason businesses are being pursued by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland over alleged serious breaches of rules around manufactured stone.

  • by Stuart Layt

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Children deliberately overdosing on antidepressants and antipsychotics
Paediatrics

Children deliberately overdosing on antidepressants and antipsychotics

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs prescribed and dispensed to minors.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Deadly measles infects thousands in Philippines as vaccines shunned
Philippines

Deadly measles infects thousands in Philippines as vaccines shunned

More than 130 people, mainly children, have died and 8443 others have fallen ill in the Philippines during a measles outbreak that has been largely blamed on fears about vaccinations.

  • by Nicola Smith
Trump's EPA embraces scientist's views that some toxins are good for you
Healthcare

Trump's EPA embraces scientist's views that some toxins are good for you

A US toxicologist was shunned by mainstream scientists and regulatory agencies for saying that low levels of pollution and radiation are beneficial. Then Donald Trump became President.

  • by Susanne Rust
Calls grow to ban a chiro treatment on babies after 'horrifying' video
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Illness

Calls grow to ban a chiro treatment on babies after 'horrifying' video

Melbourne chiropractor referred to regulators over his controversial treatment of an infant as medical experts raise serious concerns.

  • by Melissa Iaria
Queensland leads the nation in flu cases in 2019
Health

Queensland leads the nation in flu cases in 2019

Queensland has recorded almost three times the five-year average for flu cases in the start of 2019.

  • by Stuart Layt
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Three more cases of melioidosis confirmed in Townsville

Three more cases of melioidosis confirmed in Townsville

Cases of melioidosis continue to rise after the flooding that inundated parts of north Queensland.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Queensland misses whooping cough, HPV and meningococcal vaccine goals
Anti-Vaxxer Movement

Queensland misses whooping cough, HPV and meningococcal vaccine goals

One in three Queensland kids missed free vaccinations provided through state schools last year.

  • by Stuart Layt
Childhood gastro linked with coeliac disease, 15-year study finds
Healthcare

Childhood gastro linked with coeliac disease, 15-year study finds

Infants who have been sick with a common intestinal virus are more likely to be allergic to gluten later in life, a study has found.

  • by Anthony Colangelo
The strange way practicing safe sex is good for eye health
Illness

The strange way practicing safe sex is good for eye health

Rates of syphilis are climbing in high income countries across the globe.

  • by Justine Smith and Joao Furtado
Deadly bacteria highlights dangers of Townsville flood clean-up
Illness

Deadly bacteria highlights dangers of Townsville flood clean-up

Townsville residents cleaning up after major flooding are facing potentially deadly bacterial infection.

  • by Stuart Layt