Disease fears as floodwaters recede
27-Jan-2011 Now that the floodwaters in Queensland are receding, a major concern for those living in affected areas and workers who may have been helping with the cleanup has been the increased risk of disease and infection.
Queensland Health and the Australian Medical Association have been proactive in ensuring that accurate and relevant health information ...
What every woman needs to know about ovarian cancer
24-Feb-2011 Around three women are diagnosed every day with ovarian cancer in Australia, a disease that has no early detection test, and their prognosis unfortunately remains poor.According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) around 1,200 cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in Australia each year, while almost 800 Australian women, or an ...
Awareness for sufferers
10-Mar-2011 Imagine waking up to find one of your arms or legs was double the size of the other.
Lymphoedema is the chronic swelling of a body part, usually an arm or leg, caused by a compromised lymphatic system.
Excessive fluid in body tissues sees the body parts swell, often occurring in patients after lymph nodes have been removed during cancer surgeries ...
Warning sounded on antibiotic use
07-Apr-2011 Concerns are growing within the medical and scientific communities about the rapid spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria, against which it is feared antibiotics could be useless within a decade.
A summit held in Sydney earlier this year heard no new-generation antibiotic drugs powerful enough to deal with the so-called ‘superbugs’ were in ...
Towards an ‘e-health super-site’
20-Apr-2011 Progress towards a national system of electronic health records took a big step forward earlier this month with the announcement of nine new sites around Australia, including another two in Brisbane, which will be contracted to run system testing.The Brisbane ‘Lead Implementation Sites’, as they are known, now include both north and south Brisbane ...
Avoid the flu this winter
16-Jun-2011 with Dr Anita, GPpartners
Seasonal influenza vaccination is again in the spotlight following recent news that the number of flu infections in Queensland has increased by more than 50 per cent since last year.
By the end of May this year more than 1600 cases of flu had been reported across the state, and as many as 30 per cent of these were ...