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Queensland second worst in Australia for heart problems and more Zedlines...

Queenslanders will need to start watching their waistlines as new data shows Queensland has the second highest rates of heart disease related hospitalizations in the country.

Queensland second worst in Australia for heart problems

Queenslanders will need to start watching their waistlines as new data shows Queensland has the second highest rates of heart disease related hospitalizations in the country.

These diseases stem from things such as smoking, obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Ipswich and Logan city were ranked 4th and 5th worst in the country respectively.

Outback Queensland ranked poorly in the data with almost 100 out of every 10 thousand people being hospitalised with heart conditions

Calls for aged care reform and more Zedlines

There are calls for security cameras to be installed in rooms of aged care residents after disturbing footage revealed elder abuse by a staff member in an aged care facility. 

Toxic ash discovery 
Over 1,000 tonnes of toxic ash and coal waste is being stored on South-East Queensland properties illegally, according to a report by the ABC. 

The contractor implicated has rights to resell the coal waste, but it is instead being stockpiled on properties in Gympie and Pinkenba. 

The coal waste, from Government owned coal mines can be potentially harmful to humans if it is inhaled. 

LNP Member for Lockyer Ian Rickuss said the discovery is “disturbing”. 

22 refugees discovered dead crossing the Mediterranean and more Zedlines

Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee discovered a rubber life boat containing the bodies of 22 refugees while patrolling the Mediterranean. Image Source: CAFOD Photo Library

22 refugees discovered dead crossing the Mediterranean

Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee discovered a rubber life boat containing the bodies of 22 refugees while patrolling the Mediterranean.

MSF said the dinghy, containing 21 dead women and 1 dead man had been attempting to cross over into Europe via Italy when the rescue ship found them.

Since 2014, over ten thousand migrants have died or been lost at sea on the voyage to Europe, according to the UNHCR.

Miller says she will refer Springborg to police and more Zedlines...

The inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre has shown that former health minister Lawrence Springborg said the centre was under review in an estimates hearing days after he decided to close it. Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller says she will refer former opposition leader Lawrence Springborg to the police over these allegations. Source: News.com.au

Miller says she will refer Springborg to police

The inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre has shown that former health minister Lawrence Springborg said the centre was under review in an estimates hearing days after he decided to close it.

Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller said she will refer former opposition leader Lawrence Springborg to the police over these allegations.

Miller said that Springborg told untruths to the estimates committee and will be writing to the authorities over what she believes is a breach of the criminal code.

Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks and More Zedlines!

Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks, Helium Gas Field Discovered in Tanzania, Bomb Blast at Perth Mosque. (image:Wikipedia)

Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to stop his campaigning later today to comment on the recent attacks at Istanbul airport.

Foreign minister Julie Bishop released a statement condemning the attack, and advised it is unknown if any Australians have been injured.

Travel advice by the Australian Government has been updated, urging travellers to reconsider their need to travel to Istanbul.

Study shows terminal patients given unnecessary treatment

A new study has recorded that a high number of terminal patients were submitted to  unnecessary treatments in their final days of life.

Brisbane Line spoke to head of the project, Dr Magnolia Cardona-Morrell for an indepth discussion. 

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Australia revives uncertain Cambodia refugee deal and more Zedlines

The deal sparked protests outside the Australian embassy in Cambodia, with protesters saying the country cannot afford to take care of its own citizens. (Image Source: Wikimedia)

$15 million to combat STDs in North Queensland

A new $15 million package has been implemented to fight sexually transmitted diseases in North Queensland, after three deaths and more than 160 new cases of congenital syphilis since 2015. 

The five-year plan to tackle the outbreak was announced on Wednesday by Health Minister Cameron Dick, who predicted deaths from the disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will continue until December 2017.

Majority of Australians in Favour of Voluntary Euthanasia and more Zedlines

A recent VoteCompass poll revealed 75% of Australians are in favour of allowing the terminally ill to have access to voluntary euthanasia. (Image Source: Flickr)

Dairy Farmers Take To Brisbane Streets In Protest

Hundreds of dairy farmers protested in Brisbane on Wednesday as part of a nationwide rally about the industry crisis.

Maleny Dairies owner Ross Hopper said the war on milk pricing needed to end, with fairer pricing that better reflects the costs of production.

Mr Hopper said while a consumer levy has been suggested, an agreement from milk processors to increase farmers' pay would be the best solution.

 

Great Barrier Reef Report Shows Faster Improvement Needed

Dogs providing independence and freedom

Assistance Dogs Australia trains dogs to perform a range of tasks for people living with disabilities such as physical incapacities, autism, post-traumatic stress and dementia. Every assistance dog undergoes tailored training in order to provide people with freedom and independence, and to meet the individual needs of their new owner. It can take up to two years and costs over $30,000 to train each dog. But here's the amazing bit: assistance dogs are placed free of charge with their new owner for up to 10 years.

Queensland Government offers $20 million dementia care boost and more Zedlines

Community groups providing care to Queensland dementia suffers will receive a $20 million funding boost from the State Government. (Source: Flickr)

Queensland Government offers $20 million dementia care boost
Community groups providing care to Queensland dementia suffers will receive a $20 million funding boost from the State Government.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the funding would provide relief for carers looking after those living with with dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions.

Seven organisations providing services from Toowoomba to Mareeba will receive the funding over three years.

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