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Queensland health budget puts patients first

MEDIA RELEASE 
Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
The Honourable Cameron Dick

Queensland health budget puts patients first 

Queensland’s multi-billion dollar health budget will jump 7.7 per cent to meet growing demands for health services across the state. Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the health budget would increase to $15.274 billion in 2016-17, ensuring world-class health services for Queenslanders.

Mr Dick said the bulk of the new budget, totalling $12.

Grants available for 2016 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month activities

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Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Grants available for 2016 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month activities
Community organisations across Queensland are being urged to apply for grants to run activities and events during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May next year.

Antipsychotics Overprescribed in Intellectually Disabled? Liam Davenport

Antipsychotics Overprescribed in Intellectually Disabled? Liam Davenport

A substantial proportion of individuals with intellectual disabilities are prescribed antipsychotics in the absence of a diagnosis of severe mental illness ― a finding that raises concerns that these drugs are being used to control behavior in this patient population. 

In a study of more than 30,000 people with intellectual disabilities, more than 60% had received a prescription for antipsychotic drugs, of whom more than 70% had no record of severe mental illness.

Paramedics, nurses keep watch at QLD watch-houses

Media Release:
Minister for Health - The Honourable Lawrence Springborg

Paramedics, nurses keep watch at QLD watch-houses

Detainees in watch-houses will be monitored and treated by a paramedics or a nurse in a trial designed to blunt the dangers of alcohol, drugs and street violence.

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said 17 watch-houses were included in the trial, which was part of the Government’s Queensland-wide ‘Safe Night Out’ Strategy.

Dedicated paramedic officers and registered nurses will begin staffing watch-houses on New Year’s Eve and on Friday and Saturday nights from January 2, 2015.

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Still unsure about the benefits of getting a flu vax?

Gestational Influenza Increases Risk for Bipolar Disorder
 
For some time now there's been much conjecture about vaccinations, including whether to have a flu shot. There is the long running argument about drugs crossing the placental barrier (and autism); the various strains of influenza and which vaccination to choose; and risk vs. reward including costs...
 
New research shows that if a woman has the flu during pregnancy, her child has a nearly4-fold increased risk of having bipolar disorder later in life
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