New resources from Ethnic Communities Council

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

New resources available from ECCQ.      The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) is continuing its work within the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations in Queensland and the Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Program is pleased to advise the availability of new resources for patients. The B Healthy booklet is …

Product defect correction: Mylanta Antacid Double Strength 500mL

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

1 April 2019 Consumers and health professionals are advised that Johnson & Johnson Pacific, in consultation with the TGA, has issued a product defect correction for Mylanta Antacid Double Strength Oral Liquid 500mL. Mylanta Antacid Double Strength Oral Liquid 500mL is an over-the-counter medicine used for relief from indigestion, heartburn, …

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Changes to kids’ asthma management highlighted in Handbook update

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The National Asthma Council Australia has released a major update of its online Australian Asthma Handbook, the national guidelines for diagnosis and management of asthma in primary care. Guidelines Committee Chair and general practitioner Professor Amanda Barnard says Handbook version 2.0, which was developed by an interdisciplinary team of clinical …

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Publication documents latest indicators of health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The most recent indicators of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are documented in the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet’s latest publication, Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2018. The annual Overview contains updated information across many health conditions. It shows that despite some improvements, there …

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Unexplained breathlessness might be Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is a rare condition with high rates of morbidity and mortality, characterised by elevated pulmonary arterial pressure, increased pulmonary vascular resistance, and a normal pulmonary wedge pressure (1). A concerning area of unmet medical need in PAH is the delayed time to a confirmed diagnosis, with …

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Asthma experts call for new way forward to improve asthma outcomes in Australia

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Australia’s leading asthma experts have called for a rethink of current asthma management practices in a new discussion paper released by the National Asthma Council Australia. The paper ‘Current practice and new approaches in asthma: perspectives of asthma practitioners and patients’ is a collective response from top asthma health professionals, researchers and …

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GPs and health providers invited to participate in SISTAQUIT trial

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The SISTAQUIT™ trial aims to improve health providers’ skills when offering smoking cessation care to pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Pregnancy is an important window of opportunity for GPs and health providers to help smokers quit. This intervention provides webinar-based training in evidence based and culturally competent smoking …

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Non-VR Fellowship Support Program

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The Non-Vocationally Registered Fellowship Support Program is a financial contribution of up to $15,000 which will be applied to ACRRM’s Independent Pathway as part of the Commonwealth’s Stronger Rural Health Strategy. The Independent Pathway is an established Australian Medical Council accredited education and training program which offers flexibility and recognition …

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New resource explains latest treatment options for patients with severe asthma

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The National Asthma Council Australia has released a new evidence-based resource for primary care health professionals to help explain the latest treatment options for patients with severe asthma. The Monoclonal antibody therapy for severe asthma information paper was developed based on the latest available evidence and implications for practice in primary care. …